Graduate Diploma in  Business Administration

Program code: 5079

Delivery location

Brisbane City

Duration

1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration provides a comprehensive overview of the business disciplines and is a stepping-stone to our MBA.

  • This one-year program is made up of courses from our MBA. Courses are designed to develop and advance the knowledge, skills and insights that companies want.
  • Benefit from a flexible program that welcomes people from diverse professional backgrounds. You can also tailor your studies to suit your personal interests, or your career goals.
  • Complete one compulsory course and select seven additional courses. Courses will develop your leadership skills and teach you about a broad range of areas, including finance, marketing, HR, and operations.
  • On completion of admission requirements you can progress to the Master of Business Administration. Because courses in the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration are taken from the MBA course list, you can transfer study credits to the MBA.

The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration develops a suite of advanced skills to get your future on track.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ Business School was the first business school in Australia to be accredited by the pre-eminent ranking bodies AACSB International and EQUIS. UQ was also ranked in the 51-100 bracket in the world for management in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Teaching staff

    World-leading academics

    UQ Business School is home to some of the most innovative educators in Australia, who are bound to challenge your thinking. Many also work in consultancy for leading companies, agencies and organisations to help them address the challenges they face.

  • Fast Facts

    Stay ahead of the game

    Our business programs are regularly updated to include topical and innovative study areas. Our courses reflect the world right now and address constantly evolving issues in areas like sustainability, climate, entrepreneurship and new technologies

  • Professional experience

    Link up with industry and the profession

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers through internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

Career outcomes

The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration will equip you with business skills that are relevant to a wide range of careers including leadership and business consultancy positions.

UQ graduates with qualifications in business typically take leading roles in a large number of companies, agencies and organisations across the private and public sectors, and work everywhere from small start-ups to large multinational organisations.

  • Professional experience

    Give back and grow your network

    The Community Engagement Program (CEP) gives you opportunities to work on real-life projects with not-for-profit and community organisations. In small groups, you'll apply your classroom knowledge and experience, and develop your leadership and networking skills.

  • Research

    Work closely with experts

    UQ Business School is associated with the Australian Institute of Business and Economics (AIBE), which seeks to establish UQ as the leading provider of business and economic research in Australia, and link UQ academics with industry. 

Summary

  • Program code
    5079
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    Brisbane City
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4 and four years full-time work experience post-graduation including at least two years full-time work experience gained while working in a dedicated supervisory/management role as approved by the Executive Dean; OR Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from UQ or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4; OR Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from UQ or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.

International applicants must complete the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 550.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $46,560
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units over two semesters. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program.

The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All domestic student applications for the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration is 5079. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

The following supporting documentation is required for all applications. Please ensure that you have included ALL required documentation when you submit your application.

  • Official transcripts of previous studies.
  • Evidence of work experience including details of management experience in the form of a CV. Please ensure that your CV includes your full work history, and outlines the major activities you undertake on a daily basis.
  • Two written references that are work related. Your referees need to substantiate the nature of your work and the managerial duties you currently perform. They should verify details including but not limited to: managing a team of people, managing client accounts, the managerial components of any major projects you have been directly responsible for, and/or financial delegations for which you are directly responsible. All references must be to the satisfaction of the MBA Director.
  • Evidence of residency status.
  • Permanent residents will be required to sit an IELTS and/or GMAT test if their prior studies were taught in an institution where English was not the language of instruction.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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