If you want to develop your management expertise, the Master of Management will give you the tools to advance your management, decision-making and problem-solving skills so you can move into senior managerial positions.
The course covers changing and dynamic organisational environments, and is suitable for experienced professionals from a range of backgrounds, including government, community service and not-for-profit organisations as well as people with technical backgrounds in engineering and medicine, who are seeking to career progression into management.
The course positions you to step beyond where you are now. You will broaden your knowledge of key management constructs and transform how you lead and manage.
Our curriculum and course structure is flexible, allowing you to tailor the course to your interests and career aspirations. You are able to study full or part time, and on or off campus.
You will study with a cohort of experienced professionals from a variety of industry sectors and backgrounds, increasing your opportunity to build your professional network and learn from likeminded professionals.
The course is structured in two parts. Part A. Mastery knowledge and Part B. Application studies. All students complete Part A. Depending upon prior qualifications you may receive credit for part A or part B or a combination of the two.
PART A. Mastery knowledge These units will provide you with a comprehensive study of core management disciplines and the impact they have on multi-discipline decision-making in organisations. These units will develop your capacity as a critical and creative professional who is able to apply your knowledge of a specialisation to provide discipline-based solutions to management.
PART B. Application studies The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development. You will consider the role of the manager and the application of management theory within organisations, whatever your context. Various models of leadership and management will be considered including emerging views that address complexity in contemporary organisations.
The Department of Management comprises the largest grouping of management researchers in Australia. Our main research strengths include organisational behaviour, leadership, human resource management, work and employment relations, ethics, operations and supply chain, and public management and governance.
Our research informs our teaching and makes a significant contribution to the body of management knowledge and has beneficial impacts on individuals, organisations and society.
In the latest Federal Government's 'Excellence in Research for Australia' (ERA 2012) assessment, we were rated 'above world standard', for our research in management. Researchers regularly publish in top ranked A and A* journals.
We are currently working on research projects supported by more than $2 million in external funding. In the last five years researchers have won significant funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery and Linkage Schemes, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Australian Aid (AusAid) programs. These projects are focused on key issues both in Australia and overseas.
Three academic groups manage our learning and teaching:
- Human Resource Management and Employment Relations - Governance, Leadership and Organisation - International Business, Operations and Strategy
Our teaching programs in Human Resource Management have been accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute after a rigorous process of validation.