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Graduate Diploma in Business Research Methods

Program code: 5650
CRICOS code: 065372A

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)

Interested in a career in research? The Graduate Diploma in Business Research Methods will provide you with the comprehensive training required to better understand and analyse a range of issues in the business world.

  • This one-year program provides advanced research training. It's relevant to a range of business-related fields, including accounting, finance, information systems, strategic management, marketing, and more.
  • Undertake courses about research methods that encompass areas like qualitative methods, quantitative methods, scientific methods and social science traditions, and problem-based learning.
  • Choose from a range of elective courses that cover topics like economics-based research in financial accounting, corporate finance theory, empirical methods in finance and capital markets research, advanced marketing theory and research, and more.
  • Complete a compulsory thesis or project in your field. You will define a research question, establish a methodology, undertake a literature review, and draw conclusions. The scope of your project or thesis will depend on your question and on your field.

Undertake comprehensive training in research methods and techniques, and prepare yourself for a PhD or Master of Philosophy and greater professional opportunities.

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    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 39th in the world for management in the 2017 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.

  • 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 with a range of professional opportunities. These include internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

  • Why study

    Build a career

    During your studies you can choose to write a thesis on an original research topic. This will not only further your expertise and skills in critical thinking, communication, and project management, but also potentially open doors to a future career in research, within industry or academia.

Career outcomes

The Graduate Diploma in Business Research Methods will provide you with comprehensive research training. For those who complete the thesis option and achieve the appropriate GPA, this is a pathway to a PhD or Master of Philosophy (in business or social science).

Our graduates have found employment at high levels, both in Australia and internationally, including roles at multinational companies, start-ups, governments, aid organisations and research institutions.

UQ Business School graduates enjoy a particularly high rate of employment in management and marketing consulting, market research and management positions.

Summary

  • Program code
    5650
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    065372A

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 5.75 on a 7 point scale; OR Graduate Certificate in Business Research Methods from UQ with a GPA of at least 5.75 on a 7 point scale.

Semester 2 commencement
Available to part-time domestic students only.

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, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Diploma in Business Research Methods 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.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Diploma in Business Research Methods 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 Research Methods. 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.

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 $38,160
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Diploma in Business Research Methods for the 2018 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 Research Methods 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 Research Methods is 5650. You'll need this when applying.

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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 residency status.

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 Research Methods 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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