Diploma of Business

Our Diploma of Business prepares you for a business or commerce degree at Monash University. After successfully completing a Monash College diploma and achieving the required destination degree score, you will have guaranteed entry into second year at Monash University.

There are two streams to choose from – business or commerce – depending on what degree you’d like to study at university. Note, the commerce degrees have higher mathematics requirements, so remember to check the subjects and scores you need for entry.

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How the program works

Our diplomas are in two parts, part 1 and part 2. The entry requirements in part 2 are higher. In part 1, you’ll learn about business concepts and theory. In part 2, you’ll study the same subjects as first year university students and develop your specialist knowledge of business or commerce. Assessments include business reports, class presentations, regular tests and a final exam.

Course information

Destination2nd year business or commerce at Monash University
DurationPart 1: 8 months
Part 2: 8 months
IntakesFebruary, June and October
Study areaSpecialist: Business or Commerce
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What you will studyPart 1: complete 8 core units
Part 2: complete 6 core units and 2 electives
Contact hours5 hours per unit, per week
PrerequisitesEnglish and Mathematics
What it costsSee our dates and fees page for details.

Meet David Hartanto



"At home, I was taught to memorise facts without applying it to real life. The learning environment at Monash College is very different! We were provided with learning support and guidance outside of class time, which helped me adjust to the different teaching style. It also helped me learn about Australian learning styles, specific to Monash University."

Course structure and units

Trimester  1: 4 months Trimester 2: 4 months
MCD1010 Accounting for Business
MCD1020 Introduction to Management
MCD1110 Data Analysis
MCD1690 Introductory Economics
MCD1090 Introduction to Marketing
MCD1380 Introductory Law
MCD1540 Intercultural Business Communication
MCD1550 Introductory Mathematics for Business (Business stream) OR
MCD1230 Applied Mathematics

Download the Diploma of Business Unit Guide (PDF, 0.23 MB).

Part 2

Trimester  1: Four months Trimester 2: Four months
MCD2020 Microeconomics
MCD2080 Business Statistics
MCD2040 Managing People and Organisations
MCD2050 Marketing 1
MCD2070 Business Law
MCD2170 Foundations of Finance
And one of:
MCD2150 Accounting for Managers
MCD2160 Introduction to Financial Accounting
And one of:
MCD2090 Macroeconomics
MCD2030 Managerial Communication
MCD2110 Marketing 2
MCD2140 Business Mathematics (Business stream)
MCD2130 Functions and Their Applications (Commerce stream)      

Download the Diploma of Business Unit Guide (PDF, 0.23 MB).

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What careers can a Diploma of Business lead you to?

Banking and finance
Event management
Human resources
International trade
Project management