Monash University

Undergraduate - 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 titleDipBus
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


Course coordinator

Ms Judy Tennant


  • 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


This course provides a pathway to tertiary education for supervisory and administrative personnel whose knowledge is largely self-developed. It is designed to provide a broad knowledge base in business and develop in students the management skills to recognise and implement improvement opportunities within organisations.


The Diploma of Business aims to produce graduates who will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an international world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have an understanding of their discipline and who are able to provide discipline based solutions to business problems.


The course structure has two components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business study
  • two open electives.


The diploma requires completion of eight units (48 points), which includes six core units and two electives. The following sequence is recommended.

Year one

First semester

  • MGG1010 Introduction to management
  • MKG1120 Marketing theory and practice

Second semester

  • AFG1000 Principles of accounting and finance
  • MGG1100 Managerial communication

Year two

First semester

  • elective
  • MGG2430 Human resource management

Second semester

  • MGG2700 Project management for small to medium enterprises
  • elective

Electives must be drawn from units offered within course 2224 Bachelor of Business and Commerce. Note that prerequisites may apply.

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Business may be eligible for admission to course 2224 Bachelor of Business and Commerce.


Diploma of Business