Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; 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 area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton, Sunway


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


In a world of increasing financial accountability and the globalisation of accounting standards, professionals with the highest level of accounting qualifications are highly sought.

Today's accountants are in great demand and working across a variety of industries. Accountants must possess sound numerical and analytical skills along with strong communication and people skills. Accounting is fundamental to any organisation, and many executives working at senior levels hold accounting qualifications.

Teaching staff are committed to ensuring that the student's education provides not only professional competence, but also a portfolio of intellectual skills and attributes that will enhance the student's career long after graduation.

The delivery mode is a contemporary teaching curriculum informed by research with an emphasis on relevancy of study.


Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce

To complete the accounting major in the Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce, students must complete:

Semester one

(a.) Two compulsory units (12 points):

(b.) any two units (12 points) from the following:

  • AFX4040 Issues in accounting information systems
  • AFX4050 Issues in auditing and assurance
  • AFX4070 Issues in financial accounting
  • AFX4090 Issues in management accounting

or any one of the above four units and any one of the following three units:

Semester two

(a.) Research dissertation (18 points):

(b.) one elective unit (6 points) from any honours units offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Students must have their enrolment approved by the head, or nominee of the Department of Accounting and Finance.

Other relevant courses

For the units required for any other course in this area of study, refer to the list of relevant courses below.

Contact details

Caulfield and Clayton Campus:

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: + 61 3 9903 1357


Sunway Campus:

School of Business

Telephone: + 603 55146000

Fax: + 603 55146192/6194


Relevant courses

  • 1822 Executive Certificate in Business
  • 1679 Graduate Certificate in Business
  • 0748 Graduate Diploma in Accounting
  • 3848 Graduate Diploma in Business
  • 3845 Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce
  • 0171 Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce
  • 3850 Master of Applied Finance and Master of Business (Accounting)
  • 4402 Master of Business and Master of Professional Accounting
  • 0503 Master of Business (Accounting)
  • 4401 Master of Business (Accounting) and Master of Business Law
  • 0790 Master of Professional Accounting
  • 3843 Master of Professional Accounting and Master of Business Law
  • 0826 Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced)