Welcome from the Director

Professor Paul Collier
Professor Paul Collier
Director, MBA Program

In our increasingly volatile, complex and uncertain world, the ability to make sense of what is happening around us is a requirement for leaders in business, the public and not-for-profit sectors.

Contemporary economic, commercial and societal challenges facing organisations demand new ways of thinking, more innovative approaches, and different business models. To create and sustain next-generation enterprises, we need to emphasise the integration of knowledge across disciplinary boundaries. The importance of problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills to make sense of the enormous amount of data that is available to organisations is crucial. Effective leadership and team-working are essential in decision-making and implementation. These are the fundamentals of the Monash MBA.

In our classrooms and in our work with organisations, we combine the leading insights of our research-oriented academic staff with the experience of our adjunct staff who have many years’ organisational experience. Achieving the right balance between a sound theoretical underpinning, analysis and synthesis of data, and delivering practical recommendations are particular strengths of the Monash MBA.

Our program is delivered face-to-face at our Caulfield campus and is based on an experiential, practice-based model of learning. Monash MBA students graduate with a portfolio of four problem-solving projects in real organisations: strategy; the innovation & entrepreneurship; applied industry analysis; and international business – all of which demonstrate our graduates’ ability to deliver practical results.

If real, hands-on experience with next-generation business models, high-tech enterprises, client-oriented projects, working in collaboration with corporate executives and start-up entrepreneurs, and a diverse cohort of peers appeals to you, the Monash MBA may be right for you.

The Monash MBA will have a lasting impact on the quality of your business decisions, your individual performance and your career.