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2643

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/2643
Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357

Email: buseco-postgrad@monash.edu

Course coordinator

Dr Jagjit Plahe

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

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.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html.

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates 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 master's level in the analysis and formulation of foreign and trade policy

Structure

The course has two main components:

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

An optional research pathway is available.

Requirements

Students must complete:

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

  • APG5436 Comparative regionalism
  • BTX5130 International law and policy
  • ECX9210 Introduction to international economics
  • MGX5730 International trade policy
  • MGX5760 International institutions and organisations
  • MGX9110 Diplomacy and statecraft

(b.) six graduate-level units (36 points) subject to course coordinator approval and the following conditions:

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

Available units can be identifed via the index of units by faculty at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/units/index-byfaculty-bus.html or by browsing units at http://monash.edu.au/pubs/2013handbooks/units/search.

Research report elective option

The research report option may provide an alternative pathway for students from a course work master's 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.

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:

  • 1679 Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 points of study
  • 3848 Graduate Diploma in Business after successful completion of 48 points of study.

Award(s)

Master of Diplomacy and Trade