A business merger
When Monash and Chisholm first merged, the cultural difference between the David Syme School and the Faculty of Economics and Politics seemed unbridgeable.
The decision was made to keep the two entities separate at first. It seemed the only thing to do but the continuance of two parallel Monash faculties, each offering similar subjects to students, seemed likely only to widen the rift.
It took another two years before the two faculties merged. Taking advantage of the multiple Monash campuses, the new Faculty of Business and Economics taught students at Clayton, Caulfield, Gippsland, Peninsula, and (later) Berwick.