What will I learn?

Get yourself ready to run the show.

You can step up your business management expertise and open the door to even higher educational potential down the track with this program. The Graduate Diploma aims to broaden your management skills and take your career to a senior level. Focus on detailed practical skill development in real business settings to deepen your problem solving and decision-making capabilities.

The theoretical components of the program will be applied through working with local business people. This also provides beneficial networking and possible employment opportunities. Specialise in a management area of your choice such as decision-making, economics, marketing, management, law, ethics or informatics.

It’s 8 courses and effectively means you have completed almost three-quarters of a Master in Business Administration (MBA). Choose to upgrade your qualification later on by completing an additional 4 courses to earn an MBA - the international standard for graduate business qualifications.

Career opportunities

Apply for senior management roles in government and across a diverse range of businesses and industries.

Intakes - when to apply

Sunshine Coast and Online intakes are:* Session 1, Session 2, Session 3, Session 5, Session 6, Session 7.

*Session 1 and Session 7 intakes are an accelerated study sequence only

*Session 2, Session 3 and Session 5 can be completed in either standard or accelerated study sequence

*Session 6 can be completed in a standard or accelerated study sequence. International students must complete the accelerated study sequence

Which department am I in?

School of Business and Creative Industries

CRICOS

067675C

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$27,400.00 (14,66,809) per year
Start date

11 October 2021

Venue

University of the Sunshine Coast

90 Sippy Downs Drive,

SIPPY DOWNS,

Queensland,

4556, SUNSHINE COAST, Australia

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$27,400.00 (14,66,809) per year
Start date

11 October 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Bachelor's degree from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent. IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 85 with minimum score of 21 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 575 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 58 with no sub score less than 54; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 177 or above with no less than 169 in each skill; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion.

For international students

Candidates would normally be required to:

  • possess an undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent
  • have at least two years relevant full-time equivalent work or other relevant experience; and
  • candidates whose first language is other than English must demonstrate an appropriate level of English proficiency.

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 85 with minimum score of 21 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 575 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 58 with no sub score less than 54; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 177 or above with no less than 169 in each skill; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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