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Monash University Handbook 2011 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 titlePGradDipEc&Comm
CRICOS code037840K
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357


Course coordinator

Accounting - Dr George Tanewski; Econometrics - Professor Don Poskitt; Economics and econometrics - Professor Don Poskitt; Economics - Associate Professor He-Ling Shi; Finance - Dr George Tanewski; Finance and econometrics - Dr George Tanewski; Management - Professor Chris Nyland; Marketing - Dr Jan Brace-Govan; Taxation law - Dr Bill Orow


This course provides a fourth year of study for students who do not have an honours degree in their chosen field of study.


The learning goals associated with this course are to:

  • extend disciplinary competence and develop an in depth knowledge if a specialist area in business and economics
  • develop comprehensive skills to plan and undertake rigorous research
  • develop technical and analytical skills and the ability to effectively communicate research findings
  • develop research skills and potential in order to articulate to a higher degree by research.


The course structure has three main components:

  • studies in research methods
  • honours units from the student's area of specialisation
  • a research report.


Students must complete all requirements from one of the majors listed above. For details of units required, click on the appropriate link.

Areas of Study

Progression to further studies

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


Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce