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Graduate Diploma in Business - Available online

Graduate Diploma

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

  • Duration

    1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
    Duration may vary depending on unit availabilities, previous study or work experience

  • Location

  • Placements

    NA

  • Course abbreviation

    GradDipBus

  • Course code

    1108100

  • Credit points

    96

  • Equivalent units

    8

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

The online Graduate Diploma in Business is designed for business owners and professionals wanting to develop business and management skills. It provides them with strong knowledge of modern business and management fundamentals.

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

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Develop and create professional solutions to specific problem from a discipline area.

Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a specific issue or theory from a professional area to arrive at a conclusion/decision with justification.

Creativity

Develop and create professional solutions to specific problem from a discipline area.

Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a specific issue or theory from a professional area to arrive at a conclusion/decision with justification.

Ethical practice

Analyse and compare challenging organizational ethical issues within a professional context.

Apply discipline based knowledge and professional skills in situations that require autonomy and a high level of responsible behaviour.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate and apply well-developed discipline knowledge and professional skills in a specialised management area within a global perspective.

Apply and integrate research principles and methods to professional management situations.

Lifelong learning

Develop and create professional solutions to specific problem from a discipline area.

Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a specific issue or theory from a professional area to arrive at a conclusion/decision with justification.

Communication and social skills

Prepare and deliver professional discipline advice, knowledge and ideas orally for a business or public context.

Prepare and deliver professional and justified, discipline advice using written communications suitable for business and public contexts.

Investigate and explain leadership research and practice in the management of people and self.

Appraise self and team regarding participation and performance.

Cultural competence

Demonstrate and apply well-developed discipline knowledge and professional skills in a specialised management area within a global perspective.

Apply and integrate research principles and methods to professional management situations.

The Graduate Diploma in Business includes study in budget control, risk and return, as well as marketing concepts such as relationship marketing, consumer behaviour and new product development. Students develop an understanding of organisational behaviour, administrative hierarchy, job design, international business, strategic and project management, leadership and teamwork in the contemporary organisation. They also study market systems and their limitations, including impacts of government policy on business environments.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
SCU Online Study Period 1 , Study Period 2 , Study Period 3 , Study Period 4 , Study Period 5 , Study Period 6 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

  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 (24 credit points) and up to two (2) substitute units (24 credit points) as approved by the Course Coordinator.

Entry requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Language requirements

  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 (24 credit points) and up to two (2) substitute units (24 credit points) as approved by the Course Coordinator.

Course structure

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes

Part A

ACC81210 Accounting for Managers (Online) Introductory
MKT82210 Marketing (Online) Intermediate
MNG82210 Organisational Behaviour (Online) Introductory
ECO82210 Economics and Quantitative Analysis (Online) Intermediate

Part B

MNG92210 Global Business (Online) Intermediate
MNG91210 Entrepreneurship and Marketing (Online) Introductory
MNG91217 Project Management Principles Introductory
MNG91211 The Positive Leader (Online) Introductory