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Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

Overview

Make an impact on your company and community, and create change on a global scale, with an MBA that will equip you with the skills, knowledge and mindset to succeed.

Based in the heart of Brisbane's CBD, UQ’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has a reputation for excellence, and has been ranked number one in Queensland for eight consecutive years by The Economist (Full time MBA Ranking 2012–2019).

During this one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) of 16-course units, you'll join a diversity of brilliant minds and challenge your thinking, broaden your horizons and learn how to question everything except your potential for success.

Whether your goal is to accelerate your career, switch industries or start your own business, what you learn in these engaging programs will give you a better understanding of yourself. You'll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and leadership skills while working with an unmatched set of industry partners to solve complex business problems.

As a graduate, you'll take on the world knowing that leadership is more than ambition and passion, and that curiosity and relentless drive is what ignites disruptive thinking.

Location
Brisbane City
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (17 Jan, 2022), Semester 2 (11 Jul, 2022)
Program Code
5079
AQF
Level 8
Location
Brisbane City
Fees
A$55056 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (17 Jan, 2022), Semester 2 (11 Jul, 2022)
Semester dates for 2023 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5079
CRICOS Code
022210G
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Push the boundaries of your comfort zone and thrive under pressure in exciting new territories.
  • Benefit from international opportunities and extensive career support.
  • Enjoy the flexibility of learning in person at our CBD location, or studying online via live lectures and classes.
  • Integrate your learning in a project-based capstone course with a strong experiential component.
  • Discover what it takes to be a great business leader through rewarding hands-on learning experiences.

#47 MBA worldwide

The Economist MBA Ranking 2021

#1 MBA in Queensland

The Economist MBA Ranking 2021

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Work placements
  • Online study
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Management Frameworks
  • Integrated Strategic Analysis
  • Accounting and Business Analytics
  • Operations Design

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Chief financial officer
  • Management consultant
  • Strategy manager
  • Infrastructure adviser
  • Strategy and insights consultant
  • Insolvency analyst
  • Business migration adviser
  • Social sustainability manager
  • Human resources executive
  • Client services consultant

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

  • the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from UQ, or
  • the Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership from UQ, or
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.

You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
All applicants must have 4 years of full-time equivalent work experience, including two years in a dedicated supervisory/management role.
International applicants must have completed the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 550.
Applicants may be required to pass a qualifying examination in one or all of the following before enrolment is approved: basic computing, written communication, basic mathematics, and statistics.

Prerequisites

  • the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from UQ, or
  • the Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership from UQ, or
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.

You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
All applicants must have 4 years of full-time equivalent work experience, including two years in a dedicated supervisory/management role.
International applicants must have completed the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 550.
Applicants may be required to pass a qualifying examination in one or all of the following before enrolment is approved: basic computing, written communication, basic mathematics, and statistics.

Related programs

English language requirements

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.

BE - 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.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

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 as deemed necessary by the School for admission purposes.

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.

Student visas

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 (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $51,040

Indicative annual fee 2021

Fee information for 2022 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2021.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration for the 2022 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

AUD $55,056

Indicative annual fee 2022

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration for the 2022 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

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.

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Centrelink support

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in Semester 1 - October 31 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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