Graduate Diploma in Business Administration - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

Get yourself ready to run the show.

You can step up your business management expertise and open the door to even higher educational potential down the track with this program. The Graduate Diploma aims to broaden your management skills and take your career to a senior level. Focus on detailed practical skill development in real business settings to deepen your problem solving and decision-making capabilities.

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Online
Refer to the program footnotes
CRICOS code
067675C
Commence
Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, Session 5, Session 6, Session 7
Program length (full-time)
1 year
Annual tuition fee 2021
A$27,400
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$27,400
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Online
USC program code
BU610
Commence
Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, Session 5, Session 6, Session 7
Duration
1 year full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning, Online
Total courses
8
Total units
96

The theoretical components of the program will be applied through working with local business people. This also provides beneficial networking and possible employment opportunities. Specialise in a management area of your choice such as decision-making, economics, marketing, management, law, ethics or informatics.

It’s 8 courses and effectively means you have completed almost three-quarters of a Master in Business Administration (MBA). Choose to upgrade your qualification later on by completing an additional 4 courses to earn an MBA - the international standard for graduate business qualifications.

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission candidates would normally be required to:

  1. possess an undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent
  2. have at least two years relevant full-time equivalent work or other relevant experience; and
  3. candidates whose first language is other than English must demonstrate an appropriate level of English proficiency. Refer to the English language requirements
Career opportunities

Apply for senior management roles in government and across a diverse range of businesses and industries.

Intakes - when to apply

Sunshine Coast and Online intakes are:* Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, Session 5, Session 6, Session 7.

*Session 1 and Session 7 intakes are an accelerated study sequence only

*Session 2, Session 3 and Session 5 can be completed in either standard or accelerated study sequence

*Session 6 can be completed in a standard or accelerated study sequence. International students must complete the accelerated study sequence

Program structure

Required courses (4) 48 units 

Select 4 courses from:

ACC511*
ACC701
BUS502*
BUS702
BUS703
BUS704
BUS705
BUS708
MGT701
MGT703
MKG701

*BUS502 and ACC511 are only available to Southbank students.

Elective courses (4) 48 units

Select 4 elective courses (48 units) chosen from 700 level courses from the USC Business School.

These electives can be used to study courses in the following interest areas:

* Please note that the program structure of the MBA and names of courses are subject to change.

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 96
Program requirements 

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 96 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa
  • Online study mode not available to international students on a Student Visa  
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses

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