School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology

McBain, Michael

Position Faculty Business Manager  
Office Y124 (Y Building, Level 1, East wing)
Phone +61 3 5327 6648


  • BSc (Melbourne)
  • BLitt (Monash)
  • GradDipInfoServ (RMIT)
  • MBus (RMIT)
  • MGeogrInfoTech (Melbourne)


  • Administration and Management


The Faculty Business Manager is responsible for the management of administrative staff in the Faculty and for the development and implementation of operational processes to ensure the effective and efficient management of administrative processes and systems, teaching and research requirements, financial objectives and targets, human resources, space and ICT services, performance and reporting. These responsibilities include:

  • Faculty management
  • Strategic management
  • Financial management
  • Research management
  • Research contracting and consulting


Michael McBain has worked at the faculty level in a number of Victorian universities over the past 25 years, including as a Faculty General Manager, Research Manager, Research Higher Degrees Manager, Graduate Programs Manager, and as an MBA Manager.

  • Manager, Research Services, Melbourne Education Research Institute, Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
  • School Executive Manager, School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University
  • Faculty General Manager, Faculty of Applied Science, RMIT University
  • Faculty General Manager, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University
  • Manager Research and Higher Degrees, Manager Graduate Studies, Manager MBA, and Manager Research Services, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University
  • Faculty Registrar, School of Physical Sciences, La Trobe University
  • Acting Registrar, Dookie Agricultural College, then Deputy Registrar, Burnley Horticultural College

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