Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 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, Malaysia


  • 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.


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

Semester one

(a.) One compulsory unit (6 points):

(b.) Three units (18 points) from the following:

  • ACX4040 Issues in accounting information systems
  • ACX4050 Issues in auditing and assurance
  • ACX4070 Issues in financial accounting
  • ACX4090 Issues in management accounting

Semester two

(a.) Research dissertation (18 points):

(b.) One unit (6 points) from any honours unit offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics. This unit can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool ( in the current edition of the handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; honours units are those that commence with the number 4.

Contact details

Caulfield and Clayton Campus:

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: + 61 3 9903 1357


Monash University Malaysia:

School of Business

Telephone: + 603 55146000

Fax: + 603 55146192/6194


Relevant courses

0171 Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce