We’re changing the future of business
We’re changing the nature of business
We’re changing the idea of business
We’re changing the shape of business
We’re one of only 1% of business schools globally to have the prestigious ‘Triple Crown’ accreditation.
We are first in Asia Pacific in Cognitive and Behavioural Economics, Health Economics and Econometrics (RePEc)
We have a four-star rating in Applied Economics, Banking and Finance and Business and Management from ERA
We have been rated as a five-star institution by QS
We have a five-star rating in Accounting, Econometrics and Marketing from ERA
Monash is in the top 100 universities for Business and Economics (76-100 group*) according to the ARWU
We currently offer more than 120 courses across Business and Economics disciplines
We lead Asia Pacific and are ranked in the top 20 in the world for Health Economics (RePEc)
More than 80 per cent of our academic staff hold PhD qualifications
Our research makes a measurable and positive impact on society
Inequality in the 21st Century: testing Piketty's Third Law
Professor Jakob Madsen analyses Thomas Piketty's Third Law in the run up to Piketty's visit to Melbourne.
Across the globe, populations are ageing: why tracking global trends matters
Funding ageing populations is a common challenge for countries throughout the world; but this phenomenon is more pronounced for some countries than others.
We have a reputation for excellence across the breadth of business disciplines
Add real-world value to your career and the wider business community
Monash Business School's MBA program is designed for ambitious young professionals. Our innovative and flexible program offers you the opportunity to advance your career and participate in cutting-edge leadership training, and provide fresh perspectives on managing contemporary business challenges.
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Add value to your CV with a qualification that is recognised around the globe
A degree from Monash Business School is a valuable investment in your future, turning your career goals into your reality. We have an international reputation for excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate education, and offer a range of flexible courses that enable you to tailor your qualifications to your area of interest.
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Connect with our growing Alumni network
Monash Business School has more than 84,000 alumni spanning 113 countries. They represent the viewpoints, languages, careers and cultures of a truly global alumni network. Amongst our alumni sit prominent and influential professionals in virtually all industries within Australia and across the globe. Join our alumni network today, or reconnect to take advantage of the opportunities available to you as a business school alum.
Studying at Monash Business School has provided me the opportunity to develop my skills and strengthen my professional network.
Our global community
Professor Julie Wolfram CoxAcademic PhD (Case Western Reserve) MA (Research) (Melb) BA (Hons) (Melb)
The challenges facing managers in organisations of all sizes rarely confine themselves to a single academic discipline and have probably never done so.
The difference now is that we are starting to see the lines between fields blur and business practices transform to reflect new ways of thinking and to adapt to changing technologies and priorities. That's why collaboration and interdisciplinary cooperation are vital to the success of contemporary business schools. Our focus on removing the barriers to interdisciplinary research and engagement strengthens our ability to inform, predict and respond to future developments within our region.
Kishan SarookAlumnus – QA Officer, Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication
Australians are great innovators, but we currently lack a great track record of turning our scientific and technological inventions into commercial successes. I was really interested in this conversion, and it formed the cornerstone of my decision to pursue postgraduate study with Monash Business School.
I was looking for a course that was innovative, unique and rewarding. The Master of Business (Science and Technology) helped me accumulate a great understanding of the science and business worlds by providing a unique set of skills in a growing field. This exposure to industry and the networks I have developed through the Monash Business School have been a terrific launch pad for my career progression. I now have an edge when it comes to commercializing innovative technologies, enabling me to help create a real impact in the industry and our future.
Ray DoyleAlumnus – General Manager, AmCham
As a general manager, your day to day work is quite varied and complex. I’m always thinking about what we’re doing, how we can do it better and where we’re going next. On any given day, my job brings me into contact with people at all levels, from senior government ministers and CEOs of multinational corporations to the US Ambassador to Australia.
I need to be able to walk into any room with the confidence to take control and direct the conversation. Most business problems are multi-dimensional, so I constantly draw on the expertise I developed during my MBA studies. It has given me the tools I need to operate in a responsive way, and a holistic perspective on business development.
Janet WestonStudent – MBA Program Associate Director, Portfolio and Transaction Management, Colliers International
One of the biggest challenges facing businesses today is the ability to operate in a global context. To be a successful multinational organisation, you need people who understand the nature of cross-cultural communication and who are prepared for the complexities of international operations and logistics.
Monash Business School's MBA program provides a great learning environment for those looking for that global experience. There is great diversity of nationalities within the student cohort and a strong focus on developing global networks. One of the best aspects of the program is the international study tour. As part of my program we travelled through Europe, gaining a broader perspective of the cultural and logistical conditions of companies operating in multiple countries. It has given me a much better understanding of what is involved in international business development, and the confidence to apply my knowledge in my role.
Graeme Samuel ACCo-director – Business Policy Forum
The connection between industry and academia has never been more important. As a business school, we’re asking ourselves ‘how can business education and research enhance value for students, employers, and the world?’
Yes, we need to teach the fundamentals of accounting, marketing or management. But we also need to deliver the finer aspects of business practice – such as the art of negotiation, how to communicate your expertise to colleagues and managers, and how to really listen and respond to different
perspectives in the workplace.
Monash Business School is building a foundation upon which we can deliver focused, relevant education for all our students – from our undergraduate programs through to our executive education programs, and produce graduates with the skills that industry needs now and in the future.
Kate MorrisAlumnus – Founder of Adore Beauty
As an entrepreneur and a business founder, you wear many hats. I’ve had to transition from being the founder; that person who is across the day-to day operations and does a bit of everything, to being the CEO, focused on steering a multimillion dollar company into another 15 years of growth and success.
I launched Adore Beauty from my garage when I was still an undergraduate student at Monash Business School, and it was an important foundation that framed my perspectives and helped structure my thinking. Now the business is in a new phase, I'm focused on innovation and renewal strategies to ensure we remain relevant but true to our original purpose. It's an exciting time to be a digital entrepreneur, but you have to find the 'courage to fail'. It's one of the company's core values – knowing that success comes in your willingness to take a chance.
Anthony PalmerMember – Global Advisory Council President of Global Brands & Innovation
It’s essential that business schools operate in an international context and have a global focus. Multinational companies need people who can drive innovation and create strategies that are effective at a local and international level.
We need people who can adapt to and thrive in changing environments, and integrate global perspectives into their approach to business. I always look for people who have that attitude and think about how they can contribute to a company's performance worldwide. It's a way of thinking; a business attitude that you need to develop from day one.
Sandra VegaStudent – MBA Program
Diversity is a business priority that fosters a climate of productivity and improves organisational performance. It is a set of principles and priorities that supports inclusiveness, equity, fairness, and respect.
I moved to Melbourne to undertake my MBA because I wanted to study with an organisation that shared these values. I knew that immersing myself in a totally different culture and working with classmates from all parts of the world would expose me to different ideas, approaches, and perspectives that I could harness in my career. Studying at Monash Business School has made me a better manager and leader. Flexible, innovative, and creative thinking has become everyday practice. And in turn, I've been able to cultivate an atmosphere of collaboration and diversity of ideas in my workplace, and inspire innovative strategy and growth in business.
Tutsirai SakutukwaStudent – PhD in Economics
I first encountered economics in high school and fell in love with it. I went on to do my bachelor’s degree and my MSc. I was granted a Fullbright scholarship, which has seen me through my MA in Economics and now my PhD.
I chose to pursue my PhD at Monash Business School because it is an institution whose values align with my own. I want to work on research that has a positive impact on society. I want my work to make a difference. My current research looks at linking financial economics factors with the macro-economy. My aim is to develop instruments that will be able to forecast output/income, unemployment, trade and inflation with minimal errors. This will help governments and industry to take appropriate action to reduce the negative impact of any shock to economic objectives such as health provision, electricity supply or water supply.
Nasrin HallakStudent – Bachelor of Business
I have always found the business world fascinating, so I was thrilled to be accepted into the Monash Business School internship program. It was an opportunity for me to get a sense of what professional life would be like out in the ‘real world’.
I completed my placement at the accounting firm Assured Accounting Solutions, which specialises in tax services. During my internship, I was exposed to the tasks I would be completing if I worked as a tax accountant, which gave me the confidence and assurance that I'd chosen the right career path. I'm now even more certain that this is the field I want to pursue after I graduate. The experience I've gained also acts as a head start for me in my career, as I will enter my first full-time job with all the expertise I need as an accountant.
Are wind farms messing up the electricity market?
Is Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) too ambitious? It is impossible to find answers without understanding how the energy market works, and how replacing one source of energy with another actually happens.
Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith: How we can learn from failed economic experiments
Professor Vernon Smith will be in conversation with renowned political philosopher Gerald Gaus, in a special public event hosted by Monash University's Philosophy Department in collaboration with Monash Business School.