Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce

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Why study a Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce?

This qualification is particularly suitable for adult students who wish to undertake further study to the higher research degree level. Students who complete the course with first-class honours may be permitted to enrol in a PhD without first completing a master’s degree by research.

Areas of study

Areas of study include:

  • accounting and finance
  • business law and taxation
  • econometrics and business statistics
  • economics
  • management
  • marketing.

Career opportunities

This course gives students a number of key skills that are highly valued within industry and academia. It is a research-preliminary qualification and provides a pathway to a higher research degree for students who do not meet the normal admission requirements.

Course structure

The course structure comprises of the following:

a) Taught units:

  • Research methodology 1 (6 credit points)
  • Research methodology 2 (6 credit points)

b) Supervised coursework units:

  • Directed studies 1 (6 credit points)
  • Directed studies 2 (6 credit points)

c) 100% research based unit, with a thesis requirement of up to 20,000 words:

  • Research project and report (24 credit points)

The Monash University Handbook has detailed information about the structure and requirements for this Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce program in the School of Business.

Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.

To apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce program in the School of Business, you must have:

  • An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with a distinction (70%) average or above in 24 points of studies at level three in the relevant area of business


  • Obtain a minimum average grade of 60% of a postgraduate degree in the relevant area of business.
  • satisfied the University’s English language requirements.


The Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce can be undertaken over 1 year.


In 2021, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM36,676 for Malaysian students
  • RM40,386 for international students.

■ Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200

■ Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100

For more details on the student pass application fee, please click here.

Intake periods

Each year, there are two intake periods for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce at Monash University Malaysia. This means that you start in February or July.

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More information

For more information about this postgraduate coursework degree, including how to apply, contact us.