Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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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)
Off-campus (Other-Aust)
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


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


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 (areas of study).

Areas of Study

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce may be eligible for admission to course 3194 Master of Philosophy subject to satisfying the appropriate entry requirements. For details visit


Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce