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Graduate Diploma of Business

Graduate Diploma

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    GradDipBus

  • Course code

    1107295

  • Credit points

    96

  • Equivalent units

    8

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

The business world is constantly evolving, with issues such as changing technology and increasing competition as 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 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. This course is also available in online accelerated mode.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Demonstrate critical thinking, well developed judgement and the ability to reflect on self and others in business environments.

Prepare a systematic approach to increasingly complex problem solving in a business context.

GA2: Creativity

Analyse innovative solutions to complex business problems.

GA3: Ethical practice

Demonstrate an advanced understanding of complex ethical and socially responsible business practices informed by a global perspective.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate an advanced understanding of a body of knowledge in one or more discipline areas.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Demonstrate critical thinking, well developed judgement and the ability to reflect on self and others in business environments.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Practice and develop expert communication and collaborations skills.

GA7: Cultural competence

Demonstrate an advanced understanding of culturally appropriate business practices informed by a global perspective.

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. 

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 3 , Term 5 N/A N/A

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Diploma of Business students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising 8 core units. 

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business after completing the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising 4 core units. 

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

BUSN5003 Management Communication
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Perth N/A
Term1,3
Sydney N/A
Term1,3
STAT5001 Business Analytics
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Perth
Term1,3
Term1,3
Sydney
Term1,3
Term1,3
Anti-requisites ECON5001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis
MGMT5002 Organisational Behaviour
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
Anti-requisites MGMT5003 - Organisational Behaviour (Online)
ACCT5002 Accounting for Managers
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
BUSN6001 Global Business
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Melbourne N/A
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Perth N/A
Term3
Sydney N/A
Term3
PROJ5001 Project Management
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Perth N/A
Term1,3
Sydney N/A
Term1,3
MRKT6002 Digital Marketing
Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Melbourne
Term4
Term4
Online
Term1,4
Term1,4
Perth
Term4
Term4
Sydney
Term4
Term4
MGMT6002 The Positive Leader
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
BUSN5003 Management Communication
STAT5001 Business Analytics
MGMT5002 Organisational Behaviour
ACCT5002 Accounting for Managers
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business after completing the above four (4) units.
BUSN6001 Global Business
PROJ5001 Project Management
MGMT6002 The Positive Leader
MRKT6002 Digital Marketing