Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and 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

Caulfield Student Services

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357


Course coordinator

Accounting - Dr George Tanewski; Econometrics - Professor Don Poskitt; Economics - Associate Professor He-Ling Shi; Finance - Dr George Tanewski; Management - Professor Chris Nyland; Marketing - Dr Mauricio Palmeira;


  • 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 has three main components:

  • studies in research methods
  • honours units from the student's area of specialisation
  • a research report.

Areas of study


Students must complete all requirements from one of the majors listed under 'Areas of study'.

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce may be eligible for admission to a master's program in the Faculty of Business and Economics subject to satisfying the appropriate entry requirementsentry requirements (


Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce