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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Area of Study

Managing facultyFaculty of Business and Economics


In the new information economy, professionals are confronted with masses of data. They are expected to apply econometric methods to analyse this data and provide evidence to management for informed decision making. The applied econometrics programs are designed to develop expertise in this area, by providing quantitative skills to carry out regression analysis, forecasting, financial market analysis and survey data analysis.

Further information on Econometrics can be found at:

Studies in these disciplines in the Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce:

  • further sharpens quantitative and analytical skills,
  • enhances career opportunities, with some public sector organizations, in particular, recruiting only honours graduates;
  • provides the foundation for further study at the masters and PhD level, including at international universities.


To complete the Finance and econometrics major in the Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce, students must complete:

Semester one

(a.) Two finance units (12 points) from the following:

(b.) two econometric units (12 points) from the following:

Semester two

(a.) Research project (12 points)

(b.) one compulsory unit (6 points)

(c.) one honours unit (6 points) subject to the following conditions:

  • any honours unit offered by the Department of Accounting and Finance.

Note: Students must have their enrolment approved by the heads, or nominees of the departments of Econometrics and Business Statistics, and Accounting and Finance.

Related Disciplines:

Students may be interested in the following disciplines which have some relationship to Corporate law:

  • Finance
  • Econometrics
  • Economics

Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: + 61 3 9903 1357


Relevant Courses

+ 0171 Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce