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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 titleMDipl&Trade
CRICOS code033929M
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Caulfield)
Contact details

Monash Graduate School of Business

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357

Email: gsb@buseco.monash.edu.au

Course coordinator

Dr Jagjit Plahe

Description

This course provides formal academic study across a range of disciplines relevant to the needs of organisations operating in the global environment. It provides high-level training in the fields of diplomacy, economics, law and contemporary politics. The course is aimed at individuals who presently work, or who hope to work, in both the public and private sectors and who wish to increase their understanding of the international environment in which they operate. It is designed for individuals working in the government sector engaged in the implementation and provision of policy advice in the areas of foreign affairs, trade and business related issues. In the private domain, the course is designed for individuals who are operating, or looking to work, in an international capacity in both the corporate or not-for-profit sector.

Objectives

The Master of Diplomacy and Trade aims to produce graduates who will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to real world challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have a comprehensive inter-disciplinary understanding relevant to business, professional and public policy communities

(d.) have advanced knowledge to masters level in the analysis and formulation of foreign and trade policy.

Research component

An optional research pathway is available.

Structure

The course structure has two main components:

  • a set of core units in diplomacy and trade
  • six open electives.

Requirements

(a.) Students must complete six core units (36 points) as follows:

  • BTX5130 International law and policy
  • ECF9210 Introduction to international economics
  • EUM5130 Comparative regionalism
  • MGX5730 International trade policy
  • MGX5760 International institutions and organisations
  • MGX9110 Diplomacy and statecraft

(b.) students must complete a further six graduate-level units (36 points) subject to the following conditions:

  • a maximum of two elective units (12 points) may be taken from other faculties
  • students interested in pursuing PhD studies can choose the three-unit research report elective option.

Research report elective option

The research report option may provide an alternative pathway for students from a coursework masters programs into a PhD program. The research report elective option consists of a three unit combination totalling 24 points, and comprises the following units:

  • MGX5000 Introductory management research methods (6 points)
  • MGX5901 Research report (introduction) (6 points)
  • MGX5900 Research report (12 points)

Students intending to enrol in the research report require permission. Students must have completed a minimum of 24 points of coursework study, including MGX5000 and achieved a minimum average of 70 per cent, to progress to the research report. Students should discuss this option with their course director prior to enrolling.

Additional degree requirements:

  • students must study a minimum of four 5000-level units.

It is recommended that students consult with the course coordinator to ensure their elective units form a coherent study program.

Progression to further studies

This degree may serve as a pathway to a higher degree by research. Students considering a research degree are advised to consult a course coordinator prior to making an application.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit the Master of Diplomacy and Trade early may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 points of study
  • Graduate Diploma in Business after successful completion of 48 points of study.

Award(s)

Master of Diplomacy and Trade