Postgraduate Diploma in Management

Course 216AP (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Year and Campus: 2016
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 112.5 credit points taken over 12 months


Jim Frederickson


Melbourne Business School

Degree Program Services


*this course is in phase out stage and does not accept new applications

Course Overview:

The main aim of the program is to assist students to prepare for careers in management in a wide range of private, public and government organisations.

Learning Outcomes:

Students undertaking the program should:

  • learn the fundamental analytical skills, concepts and knowledge of management from the fields of accounting, economics, finance, information management, marketing, operations and the behavioural sciences;
  • gain practice at recognising managerial problems, analysing data, finding solutions and making decisions;
  • appreciate the wide and varied range of issues which can be involved in implementing management decisions in practice;
  • gain experience in using interpersonal skills while working with small and large groups;
  • be involved in the learning process by sharing work experience which they have had, thereby helping to understand theory in a practical context, to broaden the experience of the program as a whole and to build self-confidence;
  • participate in the academic and social life of the School and the University, thereby building lifelong associations and a foundation for further learning.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

This course is offered on a part-time basis only and can be completed over four terms of study – that is approximately 12 months. The course must be completed within eight terms of study or two years.

Students must complete a total of nine compulsory subjects: two units (or half subjects), plus eight subjects. The standard part-time study load is two subjects per term and the scheduling of core subjects is based on a standard study load.

Subject Options:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
January, March, June, August, September
January, March, June, September
April, July, September
January, April, September
January, July, September
January, July, September
January, July, September
January, April, September
January, April, September
April, July, September
January, April, July
Entry Requirements:

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

• an undergraduate degree; and

• two years of documented work experience; and

a personal statement outlining why they wish to be considered for the course.

Applicants are also required to nominate referees.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

• prior academic performance; and

• the work experience; and

• the personal statement; and

• the referee reports.

3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments

4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses [link]. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 [link] is required.


• These programs are only available part-time and direct admission to the Master of Business Administration is not permitted. Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration may be eligible to progress to the Master of Business Administration with 112.5 points credit.

• Students who discontinue from the Master of Business Administration but have successfully completed the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration will be eligible to receive the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration as an exit award.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: None

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