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 titleGradDipBus
CRICOS code069579J
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Caulfield Student Services

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357


Course coordinator

Dr Nell Kimberley


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


This course is designed for students who wish to extend their knowledge in general business principles and practice. The program is flexible in structure, allowing students to take a number of broad business units, or to take a sequence of units relating to a specific discipline.


Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates 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 internationalised world
  • exhibit cross-cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have a comprehensive understanding of their disciplines and be able to provide discipline-based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities we serve

(d.) have knowledge to Graduate Diploma level in business


This course consists of eight units.


Students must complete eight graduate units with a minimum of six units from the Faculty of Business and Economics.

These units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool ( or the index of units by facultyindex of units by faculty ( in the current edition of the handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; postgraduate units are those that commence with the number 5.

In order to proceed to a master's degree with full credit for the eight completed units, these units must include at least four core units from the relevant master's degree.

Information about master's courses in the Faculty of Business and Economics is available via the index of courses by facultyindex of courses by faculty (

Students should consult their course director regarding their specific choice of units.

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Business with a minimum of a credit average may be eligible for admission to a master's program in the Faculty of Business and Economics subject to satisfying the prerequisite requirements specific to that master's program. Refer to Course FinderCourse Finder ( for details of entry requirements.


Graduate Diploma in Business