Diploma of Business

CRICOS 043633M


A Monash College Diploma of Business provides a pathway into the second year of a Monash University business, economics or commerce degree.*

We offer two study streams:

  • Business
  • Commerce.

The stream you choose will depend on whether you want to study business or commerce at university. The Commerce stream has a higher level maths unit, which allows you to enter Commerce or Commerce specialist courses offered at Monash.

All students will study subjects such as Accounting, Management, Marketing or Economics. These subjects will prepare you for second year of your preferred course. 

Five reasons to choose the Diploma of Business:

  1. A pathway into second year of a business or commerce degree Monash University.*
  2. Learn on campus at Monash Clayton and interact with current students.
  3. You want to study business or commerce and would like to make a start on your future degree.
  4. Receive individual attention – benefit from small class sizes and learning support.
  5. Study the same curriculum and assessments as first year undergraduate students.

Diploma of Business course structure

Part 1

Choose your stream: Business or Commerce.

Part 1 consists of two trimesters over eight months. You will study four subjects each trimester. These subjects will give you a sound understanding of business concepts and theory and will prepare you for part 2.

Part 2

Part 2 consists of two trimesters over eight months. During your second trimester you will choose two electives depending on your interests and the degree you wish to apply for.

You'll study the same curriculum and complete the same assessments as first year undergraduate students. Classes will help you develop your critical thinking skills and university research techniques. These skills will prepare you for success at Monash University.


Assessment includes essays, business reports, regular tests and a final exam.

Your future career options

A Diploma of Business can lead you to a career in:

  • actuary
  • accounting
  • marketing
  • banking and finance
  • event management
  • human resources
  • international trade
  • project management.

*Entry requirements into Monash College and Monash University apply.

CRICOS 043633M