Welcome from the Director

Patrick Butler

In our increasingly complex world, the ability to make sense of what is happening around us is a hallmark of executive capability.

Contemporary economic, commercial and societal challenges for organisations demand new thinking, new approaches and new business models. To create and sustain next-generation enterprises, we need to emphasise the lean, entrepreneurial framework for business – innovation and experimentation, close customer contact, iterative design methodologies; these are the new fundamentals of the Monash MBA.

Our program is based on an experiential, practice-based model of learning and development to build 21C capabilities. Monash MBA students graduate with a portfolio of completed consulting projects in in strategy, technology, new venture start-ups and international business to demonstrate their ability to deliver results in practice.

In our classrooms and in the field, we combine the leading insights of our research-oriented academic staff with the hard-won experience of reflective executives and leaders. Achieving the right balance of intellectual rigour and application competencies is critical. Indeed, this approach epitomises the Monash heritage; this is what generations of Monash University researchers, teachers and students have excelled.

If real, hands-on experience with next-generation business models, high-tech enterprises, client-oriented consulting projects, corporate executives and start-up entrepreneurs, international study and a truly diverse cohort of peers appeals to you, please connect with us.

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

Professor Patrick Butler