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

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357


Course coordinator

Dr Vanitha Karean


  • Full-time study only


This course 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.


Students must complete:

(a.) 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.) 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