Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
A strategic step in your business career
Build your management expertise and make progress towards your MBA. First, you’ll firm up your business foundations in finance, strategy and marketing. Then, specialise with electives including health management, innovation, and global business.
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What you'll learn
- Focus on detailed practical skill development in real business settings to deepen your problem solving and decision-making capabilities
- Work with local businesses, network, and identify possible employment opportunities
- Specialise in a management area of your choice such as decision-making, economics, marketing, management, law, ethics or informatics
- Choose to upgrade your qualification later by completing an additional 4 courses to earn an MBA
- Senior management across a diverse range of businesses and industries
- Senior management roles in government
To be considered for admission candidates would normally be required to:
- possess an undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent
- have at least two years relevant full-time equivalent work or other relevant experience; and
- candidates whose first language is other than English must demonstrate an appropriate level of English proficiency.
UniSC accepts applications for multiple study periods throughout the year. These include Semester 1 applications which usually close in February, Semester 2 applications which usually close in July, as well as session-based and trimester-based study periods. As part of your application, UniSC will share information about the next available study period for this program.
Credit for previous study or work
If you've completed prior study or have relevant work experience, you may, under specified conditions, be eligible for credit towards your UniSC degree.
Get ready to run the show. Step up your business management expertise and open the door to even higher educational potential down the track. The Graduate Diploma aims to broaden management skills and take careers to a senior level.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
This program is offered full-time or equivalent part-time. Each study period, you have the choice to switch between full-time and part-time study. Full-time study is enrolling in three or more courses per study period, while part-time study is one or two courses per study period.
Required courses (4) 48 units
- BUS703 Evidenced Based Decision Making
- BUS704 Finance and Accounting for Managers
- MGT703 Strategy, Governance and Ethics
- MKG701 Marketing in a Global Environment
Elective courses (4) 48 units
Select 4 courses from any 500 or 700 level courses from the School of Business and Creative Industries.
These electives can be used to study courses in the following interest areas:
- Economics, Accounting and Finance
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
- Health Sector Business Management
- Information and Communications Technology
- Global Business
- The total number of units required to complete the program is 96 units.
- The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
- Program structures are subject to change
To attain the award of Graduate Diploma of Business Administration, students are required to successfully complete 96 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration