Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (On Demand)

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What is a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (On Demand)?

The Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (On Demand) expands on existing business knowledge from a global leadership perspective. Designed for maximum flexibility, you will study when it suits you and develop critical business leadership skills that you can apply in your career as you learn.
This course is designed by industry-leading academics to help future-focused professionals take their careers to new heights. Comprising four core and four elective subjects, this diploma has a practical and interdisciplinary focus, with themes of understanding the changing business environment, leadership, market positioning, fundamentals of business finance and effective communication. The Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (On Demand) is a pathway to a full MBA (On Demand), as well as a solid stand-alone qualification.


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 and on demand
Campus locations*
Course duration
1 year full time, part time options available
Start date
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023

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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Pay less
Our Business Administration (On Demand) courses use a low-contact design, meaning you pay less for your degree.

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No classes
Study when it suits you, with no scheduled classes and all your learning materials and assessments available from day one.

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Guaranteed pathway entry
Successful completion will guarantee entry into our Master of Business Administration (On Demand).
Accelerate your career with a global qualification. Study at a pace that suits you.
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Career opportunities

You will graduate with the essential and in-demand business skills that employers are looking for, and with experience in the many facets of business. This course will equip you to take on managerial roles in a variety of industries.

Potential career paths

  • Operations Manager
    Average salary: $98,000 - $147,000
  • Senior Project Manager
    Average salary: $119,122 - $193,439
  • Account Manager
    Average salary: $75,000 - $135,400
  • Project Manager
    Average salary: $105,000 - $161,489
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The MBA (On Demand) is designed for ambitious, busy working professionals looking to take their career to the next level. Get started with our graduate certificate, and take advantage of our innovative delivery model that puts you in control, allowing you to learn when it suits you.
Professor Scott Richardson
Associate Dean, Business

Subjects and units

This course comprises four core subjects and four elective subjects. Each subject involves 10 to 15 hours of self-directed study per week.

  • Core
  • Electives


Complete the four core subjects listed below. Additionally, you’re required to select four electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Marketing | BMKTHD600
  • Financial Management | BFINHD600
  • Dynamic Leadership | BMGTHD601
  • Management, People and Teams | BMGTHD600


Electives available to students may be chosen from the elective bank below. Choose four electives:

Elective subjects

  • Business Environment | BMGTHD501
  • Business Communications | BMGTHD502
  • Principles of Project Management | BPROHD600
  • Project Planning and Budgeting | BPROHD602
  • Employer Based Project | BMGTHD606
  • Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | BMGTHD607
  • Corporate Sustainability | BMGTHD613
  • Agile Project Management | BPROHD608

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 until 30 June 2023 only. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

This course is only offered online. International students requiring a student visa to study in Australia should choose another course that offers campus-based/blended options. For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Entry details


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


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


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 the requirements listed below.

Any Australian Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent;


A Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in any discipline and two (2) years post-degree professional work experience;


Successful completion of Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (On Demand).

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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

  • 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?
  • 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?

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