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Graduate Diploma in  Business Administration

Program code: 5079
CRICOS code: 022210G

Location

Brisbane City

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

Why study the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a Masters-level general business degree which will equip you with the sophisticated skills required to become a successful business leader.

The MBA program is ranked as one of the leading MBAs worldwide and number one in the Asia Pacific region. Its unique features set it apart from other MBA programs.

UQ Business School's Leadership Capability Framework provides visible evidence of your progress. There is also the chance to put your leadership skills into practice while working with community organisations, to collaborate with the renowned Fudan University MBA iLab on an international consultancy project and explore new markets on an MBA immersion tour.

UQ Business School's reputation for research and its strong links with industry ensure fresh and relevant content, while the flexible study options allow you to fit in your learning alongside your lifestyle and work commitments.

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate offer students alternative pathways to the MBA.

The accelerated full-time study mode commences in early-January and early-July of each year. All classes are facilitated and taught from the UQ Brisbane City venue, 293 Queen Street, Brisbane CBD.

Summary

  • Program code
    5079
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    Brisbane City
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    022210G

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.

A student may be required to pass a qualifying examination in basic computing, written communication, and basic mathematics and statistics before enrolment is approved.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Learn more about entry requirements

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, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $53,872
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

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

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

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.

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 1 - October 31 of the previous year.

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

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