Course summary

The business world is constantly evolving, with issues such as changing technology, greater global mobility and increasing competition all factors in this process.

As a business owner or professional, you need to understand the core business principles that help you succeed and stay ahead in today’s fast-paced world.

This one-year program includes study in financial analysis and budget control, marketing concepts, consumer behaviour, market systems and their limitations. It also examines the impact of government policy on the business environment.

As well as guiding you towards bigger management roles, the Graduate Diploma of Business is a pathway to further study, including Southern Cross University's Master of Business Administration program. Graduates receive eight units of credit towards the MBA.

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

Domestic fees

Fee paying


International

Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast 1 $29,200 ($3,650 per unit) 079661K
Melbourne 1 $32,400 ($4,050 per unit) 081762J
Perth 1 $32,400 ($4,050 per unit) 081762J
Sydney 1 $32,400 ($4,050 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.