School of Economics and Finance

Graduate Diploma in Commerce

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Graduate Diploma in Commerce (GDipCom) is offered in the subject areas of Economics and Finance.


Overview of the Graduate Diploma

Victoria's Graduate Diploma in Commerce is a flexible qualification designed for Commerce graduates who want to move into a new area of specialisation, and for graduates in other disciplines such as arts and science, who want to gain a commerce qualification from the equivalent of one year of further study. The GDipCom is a one-year full-time (or up to three years part-time) programme open to graduates, though students near the end of their degree may take some courses towards their diploma as long as they complete the degree before formally entering the diploma.

The courses selected for the diploma must total at least 120 points from courses at 200 level or above, with at least 75 points at 300-level or above.

Your course of study can follow a specialisation within a commerce subject area as set out below, or you may choose your own combination of courses as long as it is approved by the Associate Dean (Students) as a coherent programme of study.

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Diploma Specialisations

Candidates should follow the requirements below. See the Commerce Undergraduate Prospectus, Guide to Enrolment or Online Course Catalogue for details of courses and prerequisites. If you have already passed one or more of the courses required for a specialisation, you may substitute an approved course of equal or greater value if necessary to meet the total points requirements; for approval, contact the Postgraduate Coordinator, Dr Vladimir Petkov.

Graduates are sometimes allowed to enrol in a course without the stated prerequisites – talk to the course coordinator about this possibility.


  • ECON 201, 202
  • one course from (ECON 211, 212, FINA 201, MATH277, QUAN 201, 203, STAT 231, 233)
  • three courses from (ECON300-399, FINA 304, 306, PUBL 303)
  • two approved 300-level electives


  • FINA 201, 202
  • one course from (ACCY 231, ECON 201, 202, FINA 203, MATH 277, QUAN 201, 203, STAT 231, 233)
  • three courses from (ACCY 306, FINA 300-399)
  • two approved 300-level electives

If you are putting together your own programme, talk to the Postgraduate Coordinator, Dr Vladimir Petkov or see the Associate Dean (Students), Dr Colin Jeffcoat, for approval of your programme before you enrol.

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Graduate Brochure

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 Graduate Diploma and Certificate Brochure 277KB PDF