Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

VU course code: BGPB | CRICOS: 091513K | Level of study: Postgraduate
1 year full time or longer for part time

Fee type for this course: Full fee

City Campus
29 July 2024
21 July 2024
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Gain a solid foundation in business with a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at Victoria University.

Created for people without a current business qualification, this course is academically focused and professionally applicable. It provides an path to the MBA (Global) for those with relevant professional experience.

During the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, you will develop advanced knowledge in contemporary business, exploring core disciplines of management including:

  • accounting
  • statistics
  • marketing
  • economics
  • people management
  • ethics and sustainability.

This business diploma also offers skills crucial to business leadership that are valuable in any workplace, such as:

  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • creativity.

This business-administration course is designed to help you develop a global business perspective. You’ll be able to contribute to the develpment of your local and global community in a responsible and ethical manner.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Fees & scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

Fee information is not available for this course.

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how



Studying business administration with VU will broaden your career options. You’ll have the foundational knowledge to go on to study our Master of Business Administration (Global). You’ll also have the skills and competencies to enter early career roles in the business sector and beyond. Our graduates find work in business management and marketing in settings such as:

  • marketing
  • human resources
  • trading
  • real estate
  • construction
  • IT
  • consultation
  • management.


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VU Stories

Taking his career to new heights
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Master of Business Administration
"Lecturers possessed a wealth of knowledge and business acumen – and they were always happy to have their brains picked. I also found a lot of support in the student groups that were set up within each unit."
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