Monash University MBA

monash university mba 696wThe Monash University MBA is offered under two distinct streams – the Monash MBA for emerging professionals and the Monash Executive MBA (EMBA) for experienced professionals. Monash is the only University within the prestigious Group of Eight to have achieved triple accreditation for its Melbourne-based Business and Economics faculty.

The ‘triple crown’ is an exclusive quality indicator that reflects a truly international reputation and includes accreditation by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) The curriculum includes an integrated focus on ethics and sustainability where students explore moral issues facing contemporary business leaders and consider the impact of value-based decisions in the business world.

“The Monash MBA Programs offer students in both the MBA and the EMBA an educational experience that develops leadership and personal capabilities, and provide an integrated holistic approach to business alongside conventional discipline-based academic subjects. The Programs seek to build leadership capabilities relevant to contemporary business challenges by emphasising innovative management practices, and an awareness of the moral and ethical responsibilities of businesses and organisations.” Associate Professor Amanda Pyman, Director – Monash MBA Programs

Monash is the largest university in Australia, with more than 50,000 students from 100 countries, speaking 90 different languages. It is also a member of the Group of Eight – Australia’s leading universities, recognised for their excellence in research, scholarship and teaching.

Monash University MBA Location

The MBA programs are delivered at the Caulfield campus of Monash University (9 km from the centre of Melbourne). The campus has excellent public transport links to the CBD and the south-eastern suburbs and a multi-storey car park. The purpose-built MBA suite comprises lecture theatres, student lounges, reading rooms, syndicate rooms and breakout facilities, all equipped with wi-fi, computing and state of the art audio-visual technologies.

Monash University MBA Study Mode

The Monash MBA offers flexibility in course delivery. Academic units are delivered at the Caulfield campus over two years of study, allowing students to continue to work.

Monash University MBA Course Structure

The Monash MBA comprises 16 units of study, four of which form the corporate project. The academic program comprises:

  • Four core units incorporating critical thinking, strategy and leadership
  • Eight units in key business disciplines, including ethics and sustainability
  • The MBA culminates in the completion of a Study Tour and Experiential Learning Project, where students complete a set of studies in consultancy skills and work in syndicate groups on a real-world business problem.

Monash University MBA Entry Requirements

Minimum entry requirements for the Monash MBA include:

  • An Australian bachelors degree or an equivalent qualification
  • A minimum of five years work experience with at least three years of professional/managerial experience. Applicants will be ranked according to consideration of the following:


a) employment experience


b) the entire academic record (weighted average mark, WAM, of 65% or equivalent GPA preferred)

Monash University EMBA

The Monash EMBA offers a new approach to the development of graduates who are global, socially responsible and transformational corporate and community leaders. The course brings together experienced professionals, creating an environment where learning from co-students is a key component, complemented by input from alumni and industry figures.

The EMBA culminates in the completion of a syndicate group Community Corporate Project in a community or not-for-profit organisation, followed by an Individual Corporate Project, where students work with a host organisation on a real-world business problem and provide recommendations and a report to the Board. The design of the Monash EMBA is based upon a flexible approach, enabling students to continue to work full-time, with an expected absence of two days per month. Academic units are delivered in intensive block mode four days per month (Thursday – Sunday) for 15 months.

Monash University MBA Fees*

  • MBA Program: $61,200 (AUD) for Domestic Students and $65,400 (AUD) for International Students
  • EMBA Program: $80,000 (AUD) for Domestic Students and $84,000 (AUD) for International Students

*Fees are quoted at 2016 rates. For future years of your course Monash University reserves the right to adjust annual tuition fees in line with cost increases. The University guarantees that fees will not increase by more than 10 percent from year to year

Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2014 and is the Managing Editor. He is a former business and finance journalist with Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Dow Jones Newswires in London. Ben completed his MBA in 2012 and was awarded the QUT GMAA Entrepreneurship Prize.

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