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 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

Duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Duration

1 year full-time

Availability details

Domestic

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

Fee information

Fee paying


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Session 1 $27,600 ($3,450 per unit) 079661K
Melbourne Session 1 $30,000 ($3,750 per unit) 081762J
Perth Session 1 $30,000 ($3,750 per unit) 081762J
Sydney Session 1 $30,000 ($3,750 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.

Notes

Note 1: It is recommended that students try to commence with Introductory level units, followed by Intermediate and Advanced level units. This may not always be possible as units in this program will be available at different locations and during different Sessions throughout the year. Click the unit name to find out more information on where and when the unit is offered before enrolment.