Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

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  • Qualification:
    Graduate Diploma
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Start date:
    3 intake dates each year - enquire today!
  • Awarded by:
    Deakin University
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
    Business Manager | Strategic Planner | Team Leader | Project Administrator | Operations Manager | View All

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Course Rundown

Build sought-after skills for leading and managing in business with this Graduate Diploma of Business Administration course from Deakin University.

Designed for students seeking to start a career in the exciting and dynamic world of business leadership and management, this practical, industry-relevant graduate diploma course is an ideal starting point, and offers a pathway to an internationally ranked Master of Business Administration.

In an increasingly volatile, dynamic and uncertain world, strategic business thinkers are in high employment demand. This course will broaden your career options by equipping you with both the versatile skills in business, and the personal abilities and creative insights required to thrive.

In this course, you’ll build key foundation knowledge in business decision-making, operational management, risk analysis, strategic planning and team leadership – setting you up for a new career as a business leader in just one year of study. 

This course offers articulation for Deakin University’s full Master of Business Administration (MBA), which is ranked in the top 15 online MBAs globally. 


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and have three years of relevant work experience; OR
  • Hold a graduate certificate in a related discipline and have five years of relevant work experience in a managerial or professional role.

English language proficiently requirements also apply.

In this business administration course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Academic integrity
  • Strategy and value creation
  • Financial decision making
  • The economic environment
  • Marketing, positioning and consumers
  • Business processes and technology
  • Leading people in organisations

Established in 1974 as Australia’s first regional university in Victoria, Deakin University has consistently raised the bar in delivering quality tertiary education with a focus on excellent teaching and research.

The multi-award winning education provider teaches over 53,000 students a year, offering renowned courses that integrate real-world expertise and practical skills. Get recognised with Deakin in a range of industries, including nutrition, sports management, property management, law, business and more. Plus, they’ve have ranked in the top 2% by the acclaimed Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

As a student of Deakin, you’ll get support every step of the way along your learning journey!

They’ve got a range of on-campus facilities and online features to help ease the pressure of study, including on-campus childcare services, a medical centre with qualified nurses and doctors, free and confidential counselling (face-to-face or via phone) and more.

Deakin also offer advisers and resources to help develop your academic skills. Advisers are available on campus and online to help guide you in your research, assignment and study practices.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Victoria: Melbourne Burwood

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from Deakin University.

This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek employment in a broad range of management and leadership roles. Upon successful completion of this qualification, you may choose to seek work as a project or team leader, as an operations officer or office manager, or in strategic planning and analysis in a range of industries, including banking and finance, education, mining, building and construction, arts and media, or in international relations, trading or development. 

This qualification acts as an entry pathway to the full Master of Business Administration and will help you meaningfully advance your new career in business leadership and management. 

Curious about where a career in business administration could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

The estimated cost of this course is $33,800.

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees. Deakin University also offers scholarships to successful applicants.

Enquire now to find a payment option that works for you! 

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $46,620 (2020-21 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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