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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 titlePGDipBusCom
CRICOS code062761A
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Sunway)
Contact details

School of Business, Sunway

Telephone: +603 5514 6000


Course coordinator

Dr Vanitha Karean


The Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce is structured to provide students with a number of key skills that are highly valued within industry and academia. The course is a research-preliminary qualification. It provides a year of study for students who wish to undertake a higher degree by research but do not meet the admission requirements.


The learning goals associated with this course are to:

  • develop critical thinking, time management and communication skills
  • develop project management skills
  • develop critical thinking and research skills.


The course structure has two main components:

  • a set of core units in research methodology
  • directed studies.


(a.) Students must complete three core units (36 points):

  • BEW4000 Research methodology 1 (6 points)
  • BEW4010 Research methodology 2 (6 points)
  • BEW4100 Research project and report (24 points)

(b.) students must complete two units (12 points):

With the approval of the course coordinator, one or both of the directed studies units may be replaced by approved honours units where these are available.

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce with the grade of distinction, may be eligible for admission to course 3194 Master of Philosophy.


Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce