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Master of Regulation and Compliance

Address complex regulatory, compliance and risk challenges facing modern businesses.

Shape the future of business

The practical aspect of ensuring regulatory compliance is a complex but critical element of managing any business. With recent exposure to systemic regulatory compliance failures in the banking, superannuation, financial services and technology sectors, the imperative for businesses to ensure they are effectively handling the many layers of regulation imposed on them has never been more important.

Due to COVID-19, the University has transitioned all units online until further notice. We have some of the brightest educators who are continuing to provide all of the quality hallmarks of a Monash education in new and dynamic ways. Online, or on campus, Monash will help you prepare for a new future.

The Monash Business School difference

Monash Business School has one of the leading business law departments in Australia, meaning that students have the unique opportunity to learn from world renowned business law experts.

Designed in conjunction with industry experts, this course will equip you to manage beyond compliance, through exposure to international best practice and cutting-edge regulatory technologies. You’ll also work on real-life case studies that offer practical insight into current regulatory issues that arise in the domestic and international context. In an environment characterised by disruption, we’ll challenge you to explore the compliance function from an ethical and practical governance perspective, as well as to examine the multifaceted nature of regulatory assurance and develop practical strategies to ensure best practice.

A degree from Monash Business School comes with global recognition. ‘Triple accreditation’ from three of the leading business accreditation bodies – positions us in the top 1% of business schools worldwide.

  • Location and duration

    Study on-campus full-time for 1, 1.5 or 2 years or part-time for 2, 3 or 4 years – depending on prior qualifications.

  • Start in 2021

    Applications for our Semester 1 intake (February 2021) are now open.

  • Entry requirements

    Applicants must have completed an Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification. Applicants will be ranked accordingly based on their entire academic record, employment experience and a Statement of Purpose.

  • Study in the US

    As part of this degree, you can choose to attend the Berkeley Haas Global Access Program for one or two semesters, and receive a Berkeley Haas certificate.

Why study regulation and compliance?

Focus area electives

The Master of Regulation and Compliance is tailored for flexibility and aimed at high-achieving graduates or those with current work experience, who are looking to advance their career in regulatory compliance management and develop innovative, best practice solutions for their enterprise.

You can focus on one area of interest or select from a range of discipline-specific electives. Through this degree, you will gain practical, industry-based skills to succeed in the changing world of risk.

  • Financial Services Regulation

    Develop a deeper understanding of regulation within the banking and finance sector and delve into international investment law, global financial markets and business ethics in a global environment.

  • Sustainability and Environmental Regulation

    Organisations are prioritising sustainability and environmental concerns more than ever. Learn how regulation, corporate governance and effective compliance management operates to protect the environment and preserve human rights.

  • Contemporary Business and Corporate Regulation

    Gain a deep understanding of the legal environment of business and the compliance function, explore current issues in corporate governance, and learn principles of risk and stakeholder management from a contemporary perspective.

  • Employment Management and Risk

    Acquire specialist skills in employment law and business risk as well as managing diversity and inclusion. You’ll also analyse current international issues impacting employment law and gain skills in intercultural communication and negotiation.

  • Regulation of Global Enterprises

    Gain expert knowledge across all aspects of business regulation and ethics on an international scale. Units include regulatory issues for transnational business, human rights in global business and comparative business law in Asia.

  • Regulation of Artificial Intelligence and Technology

    New technologies and advancements in artificial intelligence pose a range of risks and benefits for businesses. Gain a better understanding of technology and the role it plays in the global business environment and advance your knowledge on risk and regulation in the digital age.

Not ready for a master's?

If you're not ready to commit to a master's degree but still want to upskill, a single unit could be all you need to fast-track your career.

Our single units are derived directly from our master's program, letting you experience the benefits of graduate education without the commitment to a full degree.

When you successfully complete a single unit, it may be counted as credit towards a graduate course (certificate, diploma or master's).

Refer to the fact sheet below to see what single units in regulation and compliance you can study. Contact us for further details.

Find out more

Interested in making your smartest investment yet? Download the fact sheet to find out more about the Master of Regulation and Compliance and see a sample timetable.

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