Degree details

Graduates will be able to:

  1. explain how decision making and the management of organisations is aided by knowledge of theory and practice in a range of business sub-disciplines;
  2. analyse organisations and apply contemporary management practices compatible with organisational, social and environmental sustainability;
  3. present theoretical concepts and complex ideas in both written and verbal formats appropriate for management audiences.

Career objectives

Graduates are suitable for careers in business, international marketing, banking and finance, management consulting, negotiations and planning.

Higher education

Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in a health-related discipline and have a minimum of four years’ full-time equivalent professional work experience in the health or aged care sector by the commencement date of the course; or hold the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration from Flinders University or equivalent qualification and have a minimum of four years’ full-time equivalent professional experience working in the health or aged care sector by the commencement date of the course.

Applicants who meet the academic and/or work experience requirements must take part in an interview.

Credit transfer may be granted, on application, for prior study completed in a relevant Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree; accredited professional development; or relevant work experience.

Applications for credit transfer are assessed on a case by case basis according to Flinders University policies. Students must be made an offer for entry into a degree before lodging their completed credit transfer application, along with all necessary documentation for formal assessment. More information is available at  www.flinders.edu.au/credit.

This course is designed to provide a strong foundation in business knowledge together with an opportunity to specialise in Health. Management and business oriented topics ensure a thorough understanding of important fundamental management competencies.

It is 8 months in length on a full-time basis and can be undertaken part-time.

Recommended Study Pattern

Students complete six core (compulsory) topics and two topics chosen from a range of available health topics aimed at providing students a sound understanding and appreciation of the context in which organisations operate including the impact of global economic, social, environmental and ethical and business conditions and practices with a focus in health.

As a guide, full-time students generally undertake two topics per study period and part-time students undertake one topic per study period. 

Award Requirements

To complete the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Health), students must successfully complete six core (compulsory) topics and two topics chosen from a range of available option topics.

Exit Points

Students may choose to exit the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, provided the requirements are met.

Applications are submitted directly to Flinders University through its online application system.