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Duration: 
1 year full time or longer for part time
Location: 
Delivery mode: 
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Applications due 1 March 2018

Overview

The Graduate Diploma of Business Administration is an academically focused and professionally relevant business course for those without a business background.

The course develops advanced knowledge in contemporary business. This is complemented with skills development focusing on critically thinking, problem solving, creativity, and social aspects through authentic assessment.

The course assists graduates to become responsible and ethical citizens who use their intercultural understanding to contribute to the demands of their local and global communities.

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Careers in business administration

Pathway to further study, and to various early career positions in the broad field of business administration.

Course structure

To attain the award of Graduate Diploma in Business Administration students must successfully complete the following:

  • 84 credit points (equivalent to 7 units) core units
  • 12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) elective unit. Students to select from any postgraduate unit from across the University (subject to availability). Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling.

Year 1, Semester 1

Year 1, Semester 2

12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) elective unit.

Students to select from any postgraduate unit from across the University (subject to availability). Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling.

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Review theoretical approaches and analyse their application to achieve effective business strategies.  
  2. Justify and interpret theoretical propositions and related knowledge to think critically in the resolution of business problems and recommend actions relevant to contemporary business settings.  
  3. Critically apply cross disciplinary knowledge in creative decision making.  
  4. Demonstrate independent judgement in a range of business functions in response to contemporary and future professional challenges.  
  5. Work as a reflective practitioner to formulate, implement and evaluate industry-specific investigations to resolve complex professional problems and inform management decision making.  
  6. Effectively communicate complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences.  
  7. Contribute consistently, with personal accountability for outputs in a dynamic 21st century work environment, working in an ethical and socially responsible manner.  
  8. Analyse and evaluate research findings applicable to business environments as part of the course work.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: Full-fee

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.

If you enrol in a:

To calculate the total cost of your course:

  1. Select which units you’d like to study.
  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • TAFE: To qualify for admission to the course an applicant must have:
    • a relevant VE (AQF 5 or 6) qualification and a minimum of five years of professional experience.
  • Mature: To qualify for admission to the course an applicant must have:
    • A Bachelors Degree ( AQF 7) from any discipline field; OR
    • a relevant VET (AQF 5 or 6) qualification and a minimum of five years of professional experience; OR
    • in the absence of the above, a minimum of seven years of professional experience.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply for this course

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Direct applications due 1 March 2018.

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