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Students who commenced study in 2016 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.

Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

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

Course code


Credit points


Abbreviated title


Managing faculty

Business and Economics


Dr Uma Devi Jogulu

Contact details

School of Business, MalaysiaSchool of Business, Malaysia (

Admission and fees

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Course type

Postgraduate diploma

Standard duration

1 year FT, 2 years PT

Mode and location

On-campus (Malaysia)


Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce


This course is structured to provide students with a number of key skills that are highly valued within industry and academia. The course is a research-preliminary qualification. It provides a pathway for students who wish to undertake a higher degree by research but do not meet the admission requirements.


The learning goals associated with this course are to:

  • develop critical thinking, time management and communication skills
  • develop project management skills
  • develop critical thinking and research skills.


The course has two main components:

  • a set of core units in research methodology
  • directed studies.


Students must complete:

(a.) three core units (36 points):

  • BEW4000 Research methodology 1 (6 points)
  • BEW4010 Research methodology 2 (6 points)
  • BEW4100 Research project and report (24 points)

(b.) two units (12 points):

With the approval of the course coordinator, one or both of the directed studies units may be replaced by approved honours units where these are available.

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Business 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 (