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Master of Business Management

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Develop the skills that define effective managers in business with a qualification that marks you as a leader of the future.

Lead teams and businesses to success 

All industries require strong leadership to manage and inspire their teams and steer projects to successful outcomes. The Master of Business Management will prepare you to become an effective leader in an increasingly agile business environment, and will equip you with the skills needed to step into a management position in your field.  

Perfect for those wanting to remain practising their speciality while leading from the front, this course is a unique opportunity to learn and apply key organisational leadership skills within the context of your own sector. It is your chance to not only apply transformational knowledge to your current role and organisation, but also be in the strongest possible position to tackle the business challenges of the future.

What you will learn
  • Strategic leadership
    Acquire an adaptable leadership skill set, ready to meet the challenges of the changing business landscape.
  • Financial management
    As markets change, position yourself with the financial management skills to allocate resources strategically, with a mind towards the big picture.
  • Specialisation study
    Specialise your study in one or more of the following areas: digital law, marketing or digital communications.

Six new specialisations have recently been added to the Master of Business Management. Please talk to our course consultants for more information.

  • Advanced Project Management
  • Applied Analytics
  • Foundations in Analytics
  • Foundations in Project Management
  • Health Administration
  • Public Health

This course is structured in three parts: Part A. Business management foundation, Part B. Specialisation studies, and Part C. Application studies.

All students complete Part C. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A or Part B or both.

Note: If you are eligible for credit for prior studies, you may elect not to receive the credit.


Need further clarification about our online course structure?

You can submit an enquiry directly to our student consultants by using the form listed on our contact us page. You’ll have the opportunity to schedule a call if you’d like to receive further information.

Part A. Business management foundation: 4 units (24 points)

These units will introduce you to business management practice at an advanced graduate level. They are designed to extend your ability to manage an organisation while building on existing professional work experience.

Leadership for organisational advancement

Strategic management for agile organisations

Innovation and new value creation

Financial management and resource utilisation

The focus of these units is to develop your expertise in a discipline and provide the knowledge and skills needed to work across the borders of context or discipline.

Choose from the following specialisations.

Build a thorough understanding of how the world of communications is adapting to digital technology, and the emerging opportunities for organisations that embrace this change.

You must complete all of the units below.

Principles of global communications

Strategic communications in a digital era

Data analytics in communications

Effective crisis communications

Ready yourself for a dynamic career, working across the legal fields currently navigating the crossroads between technology and the legal system.

You must complete all of the units below.

Foundations of law in the digital world

Ethics, policy and governance

Dimensions of digital technology

Fundamentals of privacy law

Learn advanced marketing knowledge and skills, and use them to make socially responsible decisions to support business objectives and create unique customer experiences.  

You must complete all of the units below.

Marketing principles in a digital world

Social media marketing

Integrated marketing communications

Digital marketing

Explore the theory that underpins the successful management of projects, programs, portfolios and business strategy, and apply it as you lead project and program endeavours, grounded in project management methodologies.

You must complete all of the units below.

The organisational context of project development

The dynamic context of project delivery

The planning approach to project management

Designing for interaction and collaboration

Specialising in Advanced Project Management will give you the expertise and confidence to successfully deliver complex projects with advanced practices and principles.

You must complete all of the units below.

The rise of project-based organisations

The project as a social system

Project management for organisational innovation

Managing project knowledge

Foundation in Analytics provides the foundational knowledge needed to apply problem-solving and creative thinking to the needs of business, science and society.

You must complete all of the units below.

Introduction to data analysis

The project as a social system

Project management for organisational innovation

Managing project knowledge

By specialising in Applied Analytics, you will gain the expertise to unearth the compelling stories that lie behind raw data.

You must complete four of the units (or approved specialisation unit within the Master of Analytics) below.

  • ETO5510 Introduction to data analysis
  • ITO4133 Introduction to Python
  • MAT9004 Mathematical foundations for Data Science and AI
  • ITO5197 Statistical data modelling

Collaborative and reproducible practices

Data visualisation and analytics

Introduction to accounting analytics

Predictive analytics in business

A specialisation in Health Administration will give you unique insights from a business perspective into health systems, policies and organisations.

You must complete four of the units below.

Health systems and policy

Biostatistics: Concepts and applications

Developing health systems

Healthcare and financial management

Healthcare improvement and learning systems

With a specialisation in Public Health, you will deepen your understanding of the challenges facing the sector and emerging healthcare innovations.

You must complete four of the units below.

Health systems and policy

Biostatistics: Concepts and applications

Health promotion, planning and evaluation in public health

Occupational health and safety

Challenges in public health

Undertake professional and project work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development.

Business transformation

Industry project 1

Industry project 2

Professional development

An Australian bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or an equivalent qualification and achieved a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 or an equivalent Grade Point Average as determined by the Monash Business School.


An Australian bachelor’s degree and achieved a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 or an equivalent Grade Point Average as approved by the Monash Business School, plus two years relevant work experience.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements apply for admission to Monash University Australia.


If you need help understanding the above entry requirements, reach out to our student consultants on our contact us page and schedule a booking for a chat.

For the Master of Business Management, the estimated cost is $3962.50 per unit. You may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan to cover part or all of your tuition. Fees are subject to change annually.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.


Looking for clarification on fee’s or scholarships?

Enquire with our student consultants and schedule a call to get your questions answered.

Business management online at Monash

Undertake a master’s degree online with the elite Monash Business School, which is ranked among the top 1 per cent of business schools in the world and is a holder of triple crown accreditation.  

You’ll take advanced foundational units and gain digital-focused specialist knowledge through application units before capping your professional development portfolio through career-driven industry projects. This course allows you to deep dive into a specialisation of your choice, giving you a rounded and flexible graduate qualification.

Meet your academic team

Associate Professor Jonathan Matheny

Jonathan Matheny is the Director of Program Development for Leadership and Executive Education. He leads the development of new programs and teaches personal development, leadership and organisational change. He has led academic programs and lectures across North America, Europe and Asia.

Professor Richard Hall

Richard Hall is the Deputy Dean of Leadership and Executive Education. His research is in management and organisational studies, including leadership, technology and organisational change and the future of work. He is the Co-editor of Leadership Development and Practice, and his research has been published internationally.

Dr Janine Williamson

Janine Williamson has over 10 years’ experience as a management lecturer within the higher education sector. Her research focuses on social sustainability, social marketing, Aboriginal enterprise and graduate employability. She has a marketing PhD and an honours degree in Business Management.

There is constant collaboration and support between the academic staff and the students. My online studies have been challenging but enjoyable.


Kishore Mitra

Graduate in Business Administration

Industry insights

Skilled business leaders are among the most highly sought-after and well-paid professionals in workplaces across a range of sectors. Business managers are employed in a large range of industries, including:  

  • manufacturing 
  • health care 
  • social assistance 
  • professional, scientific and technical services. 
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4.1 stars out of 5
Business managers rate their job satisfaction as very high.

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6.2% job growth is expected for business manager roles over the next five years.

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$103,000 is the most common salary for a business manager in Australia.

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