Course summary

The Graduate Diploma in Business from Southern Cross University is designed for business owners and professionals wanting to develop business and management skills. It provides students with strong knowledge of modern business and management fundamentals.

The Graduate Diploma is an alternative pathway to enter the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Business are awarded advanced standing of eight units towards the MBA.

The Graduate Diploma in Business is also available via an online delivery mode, offering up to six intakes a year.

The Graduate Diploma in Business includes study in financial analysis and budget control, marketing concepts such as relationship marketing, and consumer behaviour, and market systems and their limitations, including impacts of government policy on business environments.

Students also develop an understanding of organisational behaviour, administrative hierarchy, job design, international business, strategic and project management, communication, leadership and teamwork in the contemporary organisation. 

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

To be entered by school

Creativity

To be entered by school

Ethical practice

To be entered by school

Knowledge of a discipline

To be entered by school

Lifelong learning

To be entered by school

Communication and social skills

To be entered by school

Cultural competence

To be entered by school


Course overview

Course code

1107295

Course abbreviation

GradDipBus

Credit points

96

Equivalent units

8

Domestic duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

International duration

1 year full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast 1 N/A N/A
Melbourne 1 N/A N/A
Perth 1 N/A N/A
Sydney 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Fee paying


International

Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast 1 $26,400 ($3,300 per unit) 079661K
Melbourne 1 $28,000 ($3,500 per unit) 081762J
New Zealand - MIT 1 N/A N/A
Perth 1 $28,000 ($3,500 per unit) 081762J
Sydney 1 $28,000 ($3,500 per unit) 081762J

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  1. To be eligible for the award of Graduate Diploma in Business a candidate shall successfully complete all eight (8) units (96 credit points) from Part A and B.
  2. To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Business a candidate shall successfully complete all units from Part A or at least two (2) of these units and up to two (2) substitute units as approved by the Course Coordinator.