Master of Indigenous Business Leadership

Monash University has the longest history of engagement in Indigenous higher education in Australia. We’re proud of this legacy, but we can and must do more.

The William Cooper Institute and the Monash Business School jointly offer a new Master of Indigenous Business Leadership – a transformational leadership program for Indigenous Australians designed to strengthen Australia’s Indigenous workforce in public, private and community sectors.

Through this new course, we’re cultivating the next generation of Indigenous business leaders to shape a positive future for Indigenous Australia.

Are you:

  • an Indigenous Australian wanting to develop your professional and personal leadership skills and focus your career in making Indigenous contributions in the workplace?
  • an employer wanting to foster leadership in your Indigenous staff, or wanting to integrate your organisation to work better with Indigenous communities?

The Master of Indigenous Business Leadership is a cross-disciplinary program with leading units delivered through the Faculty of Business, complemented by a tailored offering in design thinking and mastery units from Law, Public Health and Public Policy.

Through this approach, graduates will develop life-long personal and professional skills, and collaboratively explore the different cultural, political and economic contexts in which business is experienced by Indigenous communities, exchanging ideas on how to best steer change as emerging Indigenous leaders.

This Masters program is offered to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people only.

More information

Discover how you can create change with the Master of Indigenous Business Leadership. Find out more about course structure and learn how to apply.

Industry engagement

If you are an organisation looking to register your employees for this program, please contact

Introducing the Master of Indigenous Business Leadership

Hear from Pro-Vice Chancellor (Indigenous) and Head of the William Cooper Institute, Professor Jacinta Elston as she discusses the benefits this course will bring to Indigenous individuals, communities and organisational leadership across Australia.