Graduate Diploma of Business

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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, 2 years part time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
    Data Analyst | Operations Manager | Business Development Manager | Business Analyst | Researcher | View All

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Course Rundown

Master new management skills and develop a deeper understanding of business concepts with this Graduate Diploma of Business from Edith Cowan University.

With the flexibility to let you study when it suits you, the course will update your skill set with insight into the challenges and facing today’s organisations and how to handle them.

You’ll cover essential knowledge for effective management, including marketing, people management, professional development and value creation.

Hone your skills in independent thinking, decision making, planning, strategy and communication that will help you demonstrate your value in the workplace.

Through your coursework, you’ll gain confidence in your ability to analyse complex business cases, propose solutions and implement processes and techniques that allow a business to grow and succeed.


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

  • Hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent with at least 5 years relevant professional experience; OR
  • Hold a Graduate Certificate in Business or equivalent.

In this business course, subjects you may study include:

  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Marketing Leadership
  • Fundamentals of Value Creation in Business
  • Responsible Management
  • Personal and Professional Development

Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.

ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.

From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!

Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.

When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.

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:

Western Australia: Joondalup

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 from Edith Cowan University.

You'll graduate with the skills needed to enter a mid-level management role across a broad spectrum of opportunities in industry and government.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees.

Edith Cowan University also offers student loans and scholarship opportunities to eligible applicants. Enquire now to find out more!

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 $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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