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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleGradDipBus(Mgt)
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)2 years PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Gippsland)
Contact details

Gippsland faculty office

Telephone: +61 3 9902 6380 or +61 3 5122 6380


Course coordinator

To be advised


  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.


The business management program is designed for graduates who seek a postgraduate program, which focuses on the application of theory into business contexts relevant to practicing professionals. The course covers contemporary issues relevant to practitioners operating in a local, national or international organisational environment.


The learning goals associated with this course are to:

  • provide appropriate management expertise to develop commitment and proficiency in the use of strategic and dynamic approaches to modern management
  • link management activities to high quality customer focused outcomes
  • demonstrate the importance of effective strategic, human resource, management processes
  • provide a broad understanding of current management theory and change issues in an uncertain business environment
  • foster the skills to enable participants to successfully continue in their managerial careers or to articulate into higher degree studies.


The course structure has two main components:

  • a set of core units in business
  • four open electives.


(a.) Students must complete four core units (24 points):

  • MGG5352 Management processes and systems
  • MGG9370 Management theory and practice
  • MGG9371 Strategic management
  • MGX9850 Human resource management

(b.) students must complete a further four graduate units (24 points) from any department of the faculty or from any faculty of the University.

Recommended electives units

  • AFG9070 Financial management
  • BTG9270 Business law
  • MGG5810 Cultural values and management practices
  • MGG5820 Management development for global business
  • MGX5461 Contemporary issues in globalisation
  • MGX5551 Strategic human resource management
  • MGX5560 Case studies in services management
  • MGX9220 Industrial and workplace relations
  • MGX9600 Managing people and organisations
  • MGX9720 Managing organisational change

Note: This is not an exclusive list of possible electives. Students may contact the course coordinator to seek permission to include other elective units in their study program. It is also recommended that students consult with the course coordinator to ensure their elective units form a coherent study program.

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma of Business (Management) may be eligible for admission to course 3164 Master of Business Management.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Graduate Diploma of Business (Management) early may apply to graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 points of study.


Graduate Diploma of Business (Management)