Graduate Diploma in Business

VU course code: BGAB | CRICOS: 103258F, 103279A | Level of study: Postgraduate
1 year full time or longer for part time

Fee type for this course: Full fee

City Campus, VU Sydney
29 July 2024
21 July 2024
Graduate Diploma in Business


Specialise in your area of interest, and take the next step in your professional career, with a Graduate Diploma in Business from Victoria University.

Our graduate business diploma will equip you with expertise and advanced knowledge in contemporary business. It is designed for professionals who wish to advance their careers, or move into a more specialised area.

Business specialisations include:

  • accounting
  • business analytics
  • enterprise resource planning
  • finance
  • marketing
  • management
  • supply chain management
  • tourism.

Your business specialisation will be complemented with crucial workplace skills in problem solving, creativity and understanding contemporary business issues through authentic assessment. 

You will graduate as an ethical practitioner, who uses intercultural understanding to contribute to the demands of local and global communities.

After graduating from this business course, you can choose to progress to a masters degree in your chosen specialisation – with credits from the diploma to qualify sooner.

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.

Course Structure

To attain the Graduate Diploma in Business, students will be required to complete 96 credit points consisting of:

  • 48 credit points college core units
  • 48 credit points specialisation studies selected from the approved list

Please note:

To attain the Graduate Diploma in Business as an exit point from a Masters program, students will be required to complete the specialisation studies specific to that Masters program:

BMAQ Master of Professional Accounting

  • BSPMAQ Professional Accounting

BMBU Master of Business Analytics

  • BSPMBU Business Analytics

BMEN Master of Enterprise Resource Planning

  • BSPMEN Enterprise Resource Planning

BMFA Master of Finance

  • BSPMFA Finance

BMKT Master of Marketing

  • BSPMKT Marketing

BMMN Master of Management

  • BSPMMN Management

BMSU Master of Supply Chain Management

  • BSPMSU Supply Chain Management

BMTE Master of Tourism Hospitality and Events Management

  • BSPMTE Tourism Hospitality and Events Management

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).

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




Our specialisations provide a range of career opportunities, according to your own career trajectory.

  • Professional Accounting – general accountant, taxation accountant, management accountant.
  • Business Analytics & Visualisation  – business analyst, business intelligence analyst, machine learning and AI consultant.
  • Enterprise Resource Systems – ERP/SAP roles in a range of businesses and organisations.
  • Finance – payroll officer, office manager, general manager, hospital administrator.
  • Marketing – advertising specialist, market research analyst, marketing specialist, retail manager.
  • Management – learning and development, HR, change management or organisation development, leadership roles in innovation and business sustainability.
  • Supply chain management – supply-chain manager, logistics professional, global procurement specialist, sourcing/distribution manager, enterprise resource planning developer, project leader, transport coordinator, warehouse supervisor, import/export manager, customs manager.
  • Tourism, hospitality & events management – policy development in government, planning and promotion, managers of attractions, marketing and communication roles (events), planners within the travel sector.