print version

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 Nell Kimberley

Contact details


Admission and fees

Find a CourseFind a Course entry (

Course type

Graduate diploma

Standard duration

1 year FT, 2 years PT

Mode and location

On-campus (Caulfield)


Graduate Diploma in Business


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.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

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

  1. be critical and creative scholars who:
    • produce innovative solutions to problems
    • apply research skills to business challenges
    • communicate effectively and perceptively
  2. be responsible and effective global citizens who:
    • engage in an internationalised world
    • exhibit cross-cultural competence
    • demonstrate ethical values
  3. 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
  4. 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. Students must be able to meet any unit prerequisites.

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.