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 titleGradDipBus(Mgt)
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)2 years PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357



  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.
  • Part-time study only


The business management program is designed for graduates who seek a postgraduate program which focuses on the application of theory into business contexts relevant to practising professionals. The course covers contemporary issues relevant to practitioners operating in a local, national or international organisational environment.


The learning goals associated with this course are to:

  • provide appropriate management expertise to develop commitment and proficiency in the use of strategic and dynamic approaches to modern management
  • link management activities to high-quality, customer-focused outcomes
  • demonstrate the importance of effective strategic, human resource, management processes
  • provide a broad understanding of current management theory and change issues in an uncertain business environment
  • foster the skills to enable participants to successfully continue in their managerial careers or to articulate into higher degree studies.


The course structure has two main components:

  • a set of core units in business
  • four open electives.


Students must complete:

(a.) four core units (24 points):

  • MGG5352 Management processes and systems
  • MGG9370 Management theory and practice
  • MGG9371 Strategic management
  • MGX9850 Human resource management

(b.) a further four graduate units (24 points) from any department of the faculty or from any faculty of the University.

Recommended elective units

  • AFG9070 Financial management
  • BTG9270 Business law
  • MGG5810 Cultural values and management practices
  • MGG5820 Management development for global business
  • MGX5461 Contemporary issues in globalisation
  • MGX5551 Strategic human resource management
  • MGX9220 Industrial and workplace relations
  • MGX9600 Managing people and organisations
  • MGX9720 Managing organisational change

* Note: this is not an exhaustive list of possible electives. Students may contact the course coordinator to seek permission to include other elective units in their study program. It is also recommended that students consult with the course coordinator to ensure their elective units form a coherent study program.

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma of Business (Management) may be eligible for admission to course 3164 Master of Business Management subject to satisfying the appropriate entry requirements. For details visit

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Graduate Diploma of Business (Management) early may apply to graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 points of study.


Graduate Diploma of Business (Management)