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Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

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Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

What is a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration?

A Graduate Diploma of Business Administration expands on business knowledge from a globalised leadership perspective. It helps you move up in your field, develop critical strategies to guide business development and employ dynamic leadership skills. Successfully completing a graduate business administration diploma provides a pathway into a full MBA.
This course is designed by high-achieving industry academics for future-focused, ambitious individuals, who are serious about leading their careers and businesses to new heights. You will learn how to develop critical strategies to guide your business and employ dynamic leadership skills across four core and four elective subjects. The Graduate Diploma of Business Administration Course is a pathway to a full MBA or MBA (Advanced), as well as a solid stand-alone qualification. *Please note that the core units within the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration are required for the exit pathway.

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Learning outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of advanced business principles and their practical use.
  • Determine solutions to complex and varied issues as they arise.
  • Evaluate business risk and provide information to relevant stakeholders.
  • Master industry-standard software to analyse data and generate reports.
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Study mode
Online, On campus
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
1 year full time, part-time options available
Start date
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023
Fees

This is an AQF Level 8 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Designed to fit in with you
With a range of electives on offer, you can tailor your course to work towards your career goals.

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Guaranteed pathway entry
Successful completion will guarantee entry into our Master of Business Administration.   

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Future-proof your career
Our diverse academics and industry partners will help you gain new perspectives and a wide-reaching business network.
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Career opportunities

You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to critically analyse core business functions, implement strategic processes, manage risk and lead complex teams, preparing you for a range of management-level roles across a variety of industries.

 

Potential career paths

  • Operations Manager
    Average salary: $98,000 - $147,000
  • Senior Project Manager
    Average salary: $119,122 - $193,439
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Subjects and units

This course comprises of 8 subjects, which includes 4 core subjects and 4 elective subjects. Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

  • Core
  • Electives

Requirements

These four core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you're required to select four electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Management, People and Teams | MGT600
  • Dynamic Leadership | MGT601
  • Marketing | MKT600
  • Financial Management | FIN600

Requirements

Choose four elective subjects below.

Elective subjects

  • Business Environment | MGT501 
  • Business Communications | MGT502
  • Employer Based Project | MGT606
  • Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship | MGT607
  • Business Law and International Contexts | MGT608
  • Organisational Best Practice | MGT610
  • International Business Strategy | MGT611
  • Risk Management | MGT612
  • Corporate Sustainability | MGT613
  • Technology Strategy | MGT614

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Industry partners and work placements

When you study with Torrens University Australia, you will benefit from our extensive network of industry partners. You’ll learn from industry professionals, gain invaluable insights and build key industry relationships. 
 
Australian HR Institute
Australian Red Cross
GBA Projects
B Lab Australia New Zealand
Keylend
Educate Plus
Project Management Institute
Indigenous Education and Boarding Australia
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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about business, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of business scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the business industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet one of the requirements listed below.

Successful completion of a Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in any discipline and three (3) years post-degree professional work experience.

OR

Seven years of professional, administrative or managerial work experience. Your application will be assessed on a case by case basis.

OR

Successful completion of Graduate Certificate of Business Administration.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent.
3 years of relevant professional experience.
Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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