Monash Malaysia: Transforming business education in Asia

Established in 1998, Monash University Malaysia is the third largest campus of Australia's largest university and the first foreign university campus in Malaysia. We are a premier research-intensive Australian university ranked among the top 100 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8). Monash University is also ranked 55 in the QS 2021 World University Rankings.

International Excellence

A self-accrediting university, our campus offers a distinctly international and culturally rich environment with approximately 8,400 students from 78 different countries. As a globally-connected university, Monash University has more than 100 partner universities around the world, and campuses on four continents – Australia, Asia, and Europe. Students can take advantage of international mobility schemes as part of their course.

Monash University Malaysia has also established strong links with industry and government and serves as a platform for research and education engagement with Southeast Asia and beyond. From collaborating with industry partners to partnering with the Big 4 accounting firms to grant students internship opportunities, we are at the forefront of research and education which seeks real-world solutions to address national and international priorities.

Globally Recognised Business School

As an innovative, entrepreneurial and culturally diverse Business School, the School of Business key focus is on developing impactful engagements in research and in teaching and learning opportunities for our (local, regional and global) stakeholders. We are one of a few business schools in Malaysia with the esteemed accreditation of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the longest standing, most recognised form of specialised/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn. AACSB accreditation provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to the School of Business. Its mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education.

The School of Business is also proud to be an Advanced Signatory of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). PRME is an initiative of the United Nations and business schools from around the world. Through this, the School of Business has led many initiatives in recent years to make responsible education and the awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals a key part of our curriculum.

Read our recent progress report to PRME.

Multidisciplinary Approach to Education

The campus is committed to making a positive impact on society and improving the human condition. To this end, we have established several multidisciplinary research platforms that enable our researchers and students to work on global challenges, namely;

Global Asia in the 21st Century (GA21)

GA21 takes a leading role in identifying and researching key issues that impact Asia, its communities and beyond. It locates ‘Asia in the Global’ and the ‘Global in Asia’ through a multidisciplinary focus on people, organisations and society. The mission of Global Asia in the 21st century is to promote research by exploring contemporary issues impacting Asia. This platform supports diverse research clusters where communities of multidisciplinary scholars come together to establish, examine and interrogate critically research themes that explore Asia’s economic, social, political and social emergence on the global platform.

Read GA21’s extensive Business Sentiment 2019/2020 study on current and future prospects of various industries.

Gerontechnology Lab

The Gerontechnology Lab is a research platform for the domain of gerontechnology – an interdisciplinary field of research focused on developing technology for older adults. The lab aims to translate research into new products and services as well as shape public policies to improve health and wellbeing of older people. We apply scientific approach to understand the challenges and opportunities of longevity and provide in-depth and comprehensive insights into the real needs of the older adults, design age-friendly products and services, and promote an active and independent lifestyle for older adults.

The AACSB recognised the Gerontechnology Lab as one of the ‘2019 Innovations That Inspire’.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Hub (eiHub)

eiHub is a learning hub established to change the way entrepreneurship skills are imparted to our next generation, through first-hand approaches to teaching and experiencing entrepreneurship. This year, eiHub’s annual Youth Startup Bootcamp tackled the theme of ‘Future Minds – Post Pandemic Innovation’ in a virtual platform. Participants addressed 3 SDG Goals (Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, and Responsible Consumption and Production) and were tasked to create and develop viable solutions to the current challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Facilitators, speakers and mentors from our dedicated entrepreneur community provided valuable insights and validation to prepare our students in pitching to a panel of industry expert judges on the final day of the bootcamp.

Read more about Youth Startup Bootcamp and other eiHub  initiatives here.

What’s Next?

Our Fourth Gerontechnology Symposium 2020, themed "The new life for senior citizens in a digital world"  will be held on 11 November 2020. This symposium will tackle the opportunities, challenges and potential solutions of digitization for older people. We are living in an era of unprecedented exciting progress in technological options that are changing many aspects of present society at a high pace, and where absolute numbers and percentages of older adults are increasing at a marked rate.

Our guest speakers will share their perspective on various ways to combine the discipline of ageing and of technology to provide new insights and innovations for the ageing population. And the aim of this symposium is to bring together academics, researchers, government, and industry practitioners in Gerontechnology and Innovation to work alongside respective bodies and to develop new skills and management in order to successfully address the needs of the ageing population.

Register for the 4th Gerontechnology Symposium 2020 here.

For more information on our undergraduate courses:

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce is a flexible, three-year degree that offers the choice between several majors, the option of a double degree and opportunities for internships and international travel.

And the Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Honours) allows high-achieving students to add an extra year of their bachelor’s degree to learn how to conduct business-related research at an advanced level.

For more information on our postgraduate courses:

Our Master of International Business offers the opportunity to undertake an academically rigorous and professionally relevant program of study in contemporary international business issues.The program is also relevant for those seeking career advancement in the public, inter-governmental and non-profit sectors and others who wish to extend their skills in the analysis and interpretation of the global business environment.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce provides a structured introduction into the conduct of business and economics related research at an advanced level. The structure and objective of this program is similar to the Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Honours) program. However, it most often appeals to Masters by coursework holders who do not fulfil the research component requirement for entry to a Graduate Research program i.e. Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy.

The Master of Philosophy is a 100% research degree. It signifies that the candidate has successfully completed a course of research training and satisfied the examiners criteria in carrying out a research project and providing critical analyses on the research results. An MPhil thesis must contribute to an existing body of knowledge by applying, clarifying, critiquing or interpreting that knowledge.

Our Doctor of Philosophy has an international reputation for excellence. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a group of academics who are at the forefront of their areas of expertise and whose contribution to the business world is recognised internationally. As a doctoral candidate, you will be supported by the sheer scale of Monash University's research capabilities and breadth of specialist expertise within the School of Business.

Visit the School of Business at Monash University Malaysia today to see some of the key changes we are making to education, because ‘business as usual is no longer an option’.