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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - 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 titleDipBus
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)2 years PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Gippsland)
Contact details

Course coordinator

Ms Wendy Webber


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


This course provides a pathway to tertiary education for supervisory and administrative personnel whose knowledge is largely self-developed. It is designed to provide a broad knowledge base in business and develop in students the management skills to recognise and implement improvement opportunities within organisations.


The Diploma of Business aims to produce graduates who will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an international world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have an understanding of their discipline and who are able to provide discipline based solutions to business problems.


The course structure has two components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business study
  • three open electives.


The degree requires completion of eight units (48 points), this includes five core units and three electives.

The following sequence is recommended:

Year one

First semester

  • AFW1004 Accounting and finance concepts
  • MGW1010 Introduction to management

Second semester

  • MKW1120 Marketing theory and practice
  • elective 1

Year two

First semester

Second semester

  • elective 2
  • elective 3

Electives must be drawn from units offered within course 2224 Bachelor of Business and Commerce. Note that prerequisites may apply.

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Business may be eligible for admission to course 2224 Bachelor of Business and Commerce.


Diploma of Business