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Graduate Diploma in Business

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Diploma

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    16 months part-time

  • Start date:

    6 start dates each year – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Southern Cross University

  • Career Outcomes:

    Accountant | Office Administrator | Management Consultant | Team Leader | View all

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About this course

Whether you're looking for advancement along your current career path, refocusing your work goals or thinking of launching your own business venture, this online course provides you with insights and practical training in key areas of business administration.

Each of the units included in this online Graduate Diploma in Business is designed to familiarise you with different areas in the field of business, including accounting, economics, marketing, organisational behaviour, global business, leadership and management.

Delivered online by SCU Online, you can make your study schedule work around your commitments to stay on top of your coursework and finish at your own pace.

Your pathway to an MBA

Once you've earned your Graduate Diploma in Business, you might choose to go on and complete a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with SCU Online. If so, you'll receive advanced standing for the units you have completed as part of this course - it's the perfect pathway program!

How to Get In

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

  • Demonstrated professional standing - either a bachelor's degree (or a similar qualification) from a university, or other experience equivalent to a degree; AND
  • Be proficient in English

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria:

  • You have completed units through SCU Online's Executive Management Program; OR
  • You have five years' relevant work experience, or professional qualifications through formal or informal study
  • You can demonstrate other professional standing, subject to approval by the School Board

Areas of study

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

  • Accounting for managers
  • Economics and quantitative analysis
  • Marketing
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Entrepreneurship and marketing
  • Global business
  • Leading and managing people
  • Project management
SCU Online Established to meet the needs of busy working professionals seeking to advance their careers with a postgraduate qualification, SCU Online puts flexibility and convenience first. All qualifications are accredited through Southern Cross University, so you’ll earn your degree from one of the top 500 universities in the world (2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings). To cater to a variety of learning styles, SCU Online employs a diverse range of contemporary teaching methods and online content, including educational videos, collaborative discussion boards and interactive tutorials. With experienced teaching staff committed to delivering engaging learning experiences, students are empowered to succeed. SCU Online’s course range extends across industries such as business, accounting, healthcare, engineering and IT management.
SCU Online is 100% online, so you can easily access your course materials anywhere, anytime. With a strong focus on accessibility and flexibility, SCU Online is one of the few Australian universities with an accelerated learning program made up of six 7-week study periods. This means that you can tailor your study load and timetable according to your personal commitments. All courses feature an extensive repository of resources including, video, academic readings, textbooks, case studies, interactive discussion boards and dynamic tutorials. And, a dedicated Student Success Advisor is on hand to guide you every step of the way, offering valuable advice and tips to help all students achieve their study goals.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Graduate Diploma in Business from Southern Cross University.

With this qualification under your belt, the odds are stacked in your favour - 92.2 per cent of graduates from this program are now in full-time employment (Postgraduate Destinations Report 2013, Graduate Careers Australia).

This qualification will allow you to enter a wide variety of roles that fall under the umbrella of business, including opportunities with government organisations, NGOs, corporations or entrepreneurial enterprise.

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

  • Accountant
  • Office Administrator
  • Management Consultant
  • Team Leader
  • Secretary
  • Marketing Officer
  • Business Development Manager
  • Department Manager
  • Project Consultant
  • Business Coordinator

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all, or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay-as-you-go for each unit.

You 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, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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