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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry 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 titlePGradDipEc&Comm
CRICOS code037840K
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Contact details

Faculty Research Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Email: gsb@buseco.monash.edu.au

Course coordinator

Accounting - Dr George Tanewski; Econometrics - Professor Don Poskitt; Economics and econometrics - Professor Don Poskitt; Economics - Associate Professor He-Ling Shi; Finance - Dr George Tanewski; Finance and econometrics - Dr George Tanewski; Management - Professor Chris Nyland; Marketing - Dr Jan Brace-Govan; Taxation law - Dr Bill Orow

Description

This course provides a fourth year of study for students who do not have an honours degree in their chosen field of study.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this course are to:

  • extend disciplinary competence and develop an in depth knowledge if a specialist area in business and economics
  • develop comprehensive skills to plan and undertake rigorous research
  • develop technical and analytical skills and the ability to effectively communicate research findings
  • develop research skills and potential in order to articulate to a higher degree by research.

Structure

The course structure has three main components:

  • studies in research methods
  • honours units from the student's area of specialisation (economics, econometrics, economics and econometrics, management, marketing)
  • a research report.

Requirements

The degree requires completion of 48 points in an area of specialisation as follows:

Accounting

Semester one

(a.) Two compulsory units (12 points):

(b.) any two units (12 points) from the following:

  • AFX4040 Issues in accounting information systems
  • AFX4050 Issues in auditing and assurance
  • AFX4070 Issues in financial accounting
  • AFX4090 Issues in management accounting

or any one of the above four units and any one of the following three units:

Semester two

(a.) Research dissertation (18 points):

(b.) one elective unit (6 points) from any honours units offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Students must have their enrolment approved by the head, or nominee of the Department of Accounting and Finance.

Econometrics

(a.) One core unit (12 points):

(b.) at least three units (18 points) from the following list:

(c.) up to three further honours units (18 points) subject to the following conditions:

  • a maximum of three units from honours units offered by the Department of Economics or the School of Mathematical Sciences (Faculty of Science)
  • a maximum of two units from honours units offered by other Departments in the faculty or University.

Students must have their enrolment approved by the head, or nominee of the department of Econometrics and Business Statistics.

Economics

(a.) Three compulsory units (24 points):

(b.) four units (24 points) from the following list:

Students can vary this list subject to the following conditions:

  • a maximum of two honours units from the departments of Accounting and Finance, Business Law and Taxation, or Econometrics and Business Statistics.
  • a maximum of one honours unit from another faculty where it is complementary to the honours program offered by the Department of Economics.

Students must have their enrolment approved by the head, or nominee of the Department of Economics.

Economics and econometrics

(a.) One core unit (12 points):

(b.) at least three units (18 points) from the following list:

(c.) a further three units (18 points) from the following list:

Additional requirements:

  • students must complete at least three ECC units and two ETC units from sections (b) and (c)

Students must have their enrolment approved by the heads, or nominees of the departments of Economics, and Econometrics and Business Statistics.

Finance

Semester one

(a.) Two compulsory units (12 points):

(b.) two of the following units (12 points):

Semester two

(a.) Research dissertation (18 points)

(b.) one honours unit (6 points) subject to the following conditions:

  • any honours unit offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Students must have their enrolment approved by the head, or nominee of the Department of Accounting and Finance

Finance and econometrics

Semester one

(a.) Two finance units (12 points) from the following:

(b.) two econometric units (12 points) from the following:

Semester two

(a.) Research project (12 points)

(b.) one compulsory unit (6 points)

(c.) one honours unit (6 points) subject to the following conditions:

  • any honours unit offered by the Department of Accounting and Finance.

Students must have their enrolment approved by the heads, or nominees of the departments of Econometrics and Business Statistics, and Accounting and Finance.

Management

Five compulsory units (48 points):

  • MGX4000 Introductory management research methods
  • MGX4100 Perspectives and paradigms in management theory
  • MGX4200 Data analysis for organisational research
  • MGX4300 Contemporary issues in management
  • MGX4400 Research thesis (24 points)

Students must have their enrolment approved by the head, or nominees of the Department of Management.

Marketing

Five compulsory units (48 points):

  • MKX4050 Marketing theory
  • MKX4060 Marketing research practice
  • MKX4070 Qualitative methods: paradigms and approaches
  • MKX4080 Quantitative research methods in marketing
  • MKX4900 Independent research project (24 points)

Students must have their enrolment approved by the head, or nominees of the Department of Marketing.

Taxation law

Eight units (48 points) from the following list:

  • BTF4200 Income and deductions
  • BTF4210 Taxation of trusts and partnerships
  • BTF4220 Taxation of companies and shareholders
  • BTF4230 Taxation of capital gains
  • BTF4240 Workplace taxation
  • BTF4250 Business tax planning
  • BTF4260 Tax administration and policy
  • BTF4270 Superannuation and retirement benefits
  • BTF4280 Taxation of international transactions
  • BTF4290 Business transactions taxes
  • BTF4310 Research project

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce, with a grade of distinction, may be eligible for admission to course 3194 Master of Philosophy.

Award(s)

Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Commerce