Welcome from the Director

Paul Collier

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 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 commercialisation of technology; the entrepreneurship journey; 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.

Professor Paul Collier