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Business (Commerce)


A Monash College Diploma of Business (Commerce) provides a pathway into the second year of a Monash University commerce or commerce specialist course.

A commerce degree gives you the ability to work in any sector. You'll develop the skills and expertise to play a leading role in the commercial world. If you want to work in banking and finance, for a multinational organisation or run your own company, a commerce degree offers a future of possibilities.

Five reasons to choose the Diploma of Business (Commerce):

  1. A pathway into second year of a commerce or commerce specialist course at Monash University.*
  2. Learn on campus at Monash Clayton and interact with current students.
  3. You want to study 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.

We work closely with the University to develop the curriculum so you will be prepared for your degree.

Students are required to complete a wide range of compulsory subjects covering all aspects of business. They include management, marketing, economics, law, accounting and communication. A small number of electives are also available. <new line>

This course is suitable for students who have narrowly miss out on the entry scores required for directly entry into Monash University.

*Entry requirements into Monash College and Monash University apply.

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At a glance

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Course Details

  • On-campus at Jakarta International College, Indonesia: Full time & part time
  • On-campus at Indonesia - Surabaya: Full time & part time
  • On-campus at Colombo, Sri Lanka: Full time & part time
PART 1: 2 trimester (8 months). PART 2: 2 trimesters (8 months)
Start date
First Trimester (February), Second Trimester (July), Third Trimester (October)
Diploma of Business

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


To be accepted into a Monash College Diploma, you must meet the academic and English language requirements. You will also need to check the age, subject and course prerequisites before you apply.

Prerequisite subjects

You must meet the additional course prerequisite subjects which are equivalent to Australian Year 11 (part 1) or Australian Year 12 (part 2).

Part 1Part 2
Australian Year 11 MathematicsAustralian Year 12 Higher-level Mathematics

Please note: If you only have Mathematics (Australian Year 11 equivalent), during your Diploma you must complete MCD2130 Functions and Their Applications in order to meet the prerequisites for a business degree.

If you only have Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent) and you wish to study a Faculty of Business and Economics undergraduate degree that requires higher-level Mathematics (Australian Year 12 equivalent), you must complete the Monash College unit MCD2130 Functions and Their Applications.

Alternative academic entry requirements

For a full list of academic entry requirements and perquisites, by country visit the Monash College website.

Minimum age requirements

Part 1: 16 years

Part 2: 17 years

English requirements

Diploma Part 1
IELTS: 5.5 overall (no band lower than 5.0) TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 52 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 15, Listening: 5, Reading: 5 and Speaking: 14 Equivalent approved English test

Diploma Part 2
IELTS: 6.0 overall (Writing not less than 6.0) TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 69 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Trimester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply through VTAC

Trimester two (July) and Trimester three (October)

Applications are submitted directly to Monash College and can be made by visiting the College website

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.