Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce - 2019

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Other commencement years for this course: 2018 and 2017

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

Admission and fees


Course type

Postgraduate diploma

Standard duration

1 year FT, 2 years PT

You have a maximum of four years to complete this course and enrolment must be continuous.

Mode and location

On-campus (Malaysia)


Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce


This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in business and commerce for high achieving students who have completed a relevant undergraduate degree. You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your selected discipline, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher degrees in research and graduates may be eligible for up to one year credit toward a related master's by coursework degree in the faculty.


  • Accountancy
  • Applied economics
  • Banking and financial management
  • Business analytics
  • Business law and taxation
  • Econometrics and business statistics
  • International business management
  • Management
  • Strategic marketing


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework Level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework Level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will:

  1. be a critical and creative scholar who:
    • produces innovative solutions to problems
    • analyses evidence and information in a systematic manner
    • communicates ideas and results effectively and perceptively to diverse audiences
    • acquires reflective skills conducive to the development of lifelong learning
    • is independent and able to acquire and deploy new skills in a sound, evidence-based approach to business challenges
  2. be a responsible and effective global citizen who:
    • engages in an internationalised world
    • exhibits cross cultural competence
    • demonstrates ethical values
    • accommodates competing viewpoints and achieves collaborative outcomes
  3. demonstrate proficiencies and competencies in at least one discipline-specific area and be able to provide solutions relevant to the business, government and the communities that they serve
  4. be a committed scholar and practitioner able to collaborate with others to foster social responsibility
  5. have the ability to undertake research informed by advanced studies in a specific discipline.


This course consists of a combination of coursework and research. In the coursework component you will develop advanced theoretical and/or technical knowledge of your discipline and appropriate research methodologies. In the research component you will plan and execute a research project under the individual guidance of an academic supervisor.


This course comprises 48 points: Part A: Research (24 points) and Part B: Coursework (24 points).

Units are 6 points unless otherwise indicated.

Part A. Research (24 points)

You must complete:

  • BEW4100 Research project and report (24 points)

Part B. Coursework (24 points)

You must complete:

Progression to further studies

Successful completion of this course may provide a pathway to a Monash master's by coursework degree, and if admitted you may be eligible for credit.

Successful completion of this course may also provide a pathway to a higher degree by research.