courses

0105

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleMMgt
CRICOS code001466B
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0105
Contact details

Caulfield Student Services

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357

Email: enquiries.caulfield@monash.edu

Course coordinator

Dr Tui McKeown

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

The focus of this course is directed toward the development of management capabilities in the context of changing and dynamic organisational environments. It is aimed at career professionals with work experience who hold an undergraduate degree and who seek to strengthen their career progression, enhance their management knowledge and skills, and therefore improve opportunities for themselves and their organisations. The course is suitable for those who have experience in their field and who occupy or aspire to management positions in business, government, community, service and non-profit organisations and is designed to provide students with a comprehensive, intellectually demanding and up-to-date understanding of management concepts.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross-cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline-based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities we serve

(d.) have advanced knowledge to master's level in management

Professional recognition

Refer to the faculty's Professional recognition of coursesProfessional recognition of courses (http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/professional-recognition/) page in this Handbook.

Structure

The course has two main components:

  • a set of core units in management
  • four open electives.

An optional research pathway is available.

Requirements

Students must complete:

(a.) six core units (36 points) as follows:

  • MGX5670 Leadership
  • MGX5680 Managerial problem solving and decision making
  • MGX5690 Services and operations management
  • MGX5960 Managing people and organisations
  • MGX5972 Managing organisational change
  • MGX5976 Strategic management

(b.) two units (12 points) from the following list with at least one 5000-level unit:

  • MGX5261 Human resource management issues
  • MGF5300 Governance
  • MGF5360 Strategic management in the public sector
  • MGF5370 Policy analysis
  • MGF5440 Public sector financial management
  • MGX5551 Strategic human resource management
  • MGF5610 Work and employment relations in a global context
  • MGX5631 International human resource management
  • MGX5920 Work and employment relations
  • MGF5923 Public policy
  • MGF5927 Public management
  • MGX5985 Human resource management

(c.) four graduate-level units (24 points) subject to the following conditions:

  • a maximum of two elective units (12 points) may be taken from other faculties
  • students interested in pursuing PhD studies can choose the three-unit Research report elective option.

These units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) in the current edition of the handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; postgraduate units are those that commence with the number 5.

Research report elective option

The research report option may provide an alternative pathway for students from a course work master's programs into a doctoral (PhD) program. The research report elective option consists of a three-unit combination totalling 24 points, and comprises the following units:

  • MGX5000 Introductory management research methods (6 points)
  • MGX5901 Research report (introduction) (6 points)
  • MGX5900 Research report (12 points)

Students intending to enrol in the research report require permission. Students must have completed a minimum of 24 points of coursework study, including MGX5000 and achieved a minimum average of 70 per cent, to progress to the research report. Students should discuss this option with their course director prior to enrolling.

It is recommended that students consult with the course coordinator to ensure their elective units form a coherent study program.

Progression to further studies

This degree may serve as a pathway to a higher degree by research. Students considering a research degree are advised to consult a course coordinator prior to making an application.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of Management early may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • 1679 Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 points of study
  • 3848 Graduate Diploma in Business after successful completion of 48 points of study

Award(s)

Master of Management