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Graduate Diploma of Business

Graduate Diploma

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

  • Duration

    16 months part-time
    Duration may vary depending on unit availabilities, previous study or work experience

  • Location

  • Course abbreviation

    GradDipBus

  • Course code

    1108100

  • 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 bigger management roles, the Graduate Diploma of Business is a pathway to further study, including Southern Cross University's MBA program. Graduates are awarded advanced standing of eight units into the MBA.

Learn more about this online course.

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.

You will develop an understanding of organisational behaviour, administrative hierarchy, job design, international business, project management, communication leadership and teamwork in the contemporary organisation. You will also study market systems and their limitations, including impacts of government policy on business environments.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
SCU Online Summer Term , Term 1 , Term 2 , Term 3 , Term 4 , 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

MGMT5003 Organisational Behaviour (Online)
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
Anti-requisites MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
STAT5002 Business Analytics (Online)
Summer Term
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
Anti-requisites ECON5001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis
ACCT5003 Accounting for Managers (Online)
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Anti-requisites ACCT5002 - Accounting for Managers
BUSN5005 Management Communication (Online)
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business after completing the above four (4) units.
MGMT6003 The Positive Leader (Online)
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1
Term1
Anti-requisites MGMT6002 - The Positive Leader
PROJ5002 Project Management Principles
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Anti-requisites PROJ5001 - Project Management
MRKT6004 Digital Marketing (Online)
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
BUSN6002 Global Business (Online)
Term5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term5
Term5
Anti-requisites BUSN6001 - Global Business

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
BUSN5005 Management Communication (Online)
STAT5002 Business Analytics (Online)
MGMT5003 Organisational Behaviour (Online)
ACCT5003 Accounting for Managers (Online)
Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business after completing the above 4 units (48 credit points).
BUSN6002 Global Business (Online)
PROJ5002 Project Management Principles
MRKT6004 Digital Marketing (Online)
MGMT6003 The Positive Leader (Online)