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What will I learn?

Build on your leadership skills with postgraduate study

Do you want to be a leader rather than a follower? Discover the skills and strategies crucial in effective leadership with USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Business (Business Leadership).

Learn techniques to inspire, motivate and build relationships in the workplace as you add a postgraduate degree to your resume that shows you want to lead the way. You can explore top management team dynamics, ethical practices, trends in strategic management, and examine organisational culture in this flexible degree, which offers the choice of on-campus and online study.

Further study

The Graduate Diploma of Business (Business Leadership) can be a stepping stone to the Master of Business Administration (Business Leadership) or Master of Business and Innovation.

Career outcomes

As a graduate, you could pursue a career in general management, business development or business management in a variety of industries such as banking, insurance, manufacturing, food, transport or information systems. Most senior management roles in organisations emanate from leadership qualifications.

Other majors

Other majors in the Graduate Diploma of Business include: Big Data and Visualisation, Business Administration, Crisis Management, Digital Marketing Analytics, Digital Transformation, Emergency and Disaster Communication, Enterprise Leadership, Finance, Finance and Wealth Management, General, Global Business Management, International Business, Professional Communication, Project Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, Strategic Marketing, Sustainable Business.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts

CRICOS

089180M

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$31,360.00 (16,89,655) per year
Start date

11 July 2022

Venue

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Toowoomba Campus,

487-535 West Street,

TOOWOOMBA,

Queensland,

4350, TOOWOOMBA, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$31,360.00 (16,89,655) per year
Start date

11 July 2022

Venue

USQ Springfield Campus

37 Sinnathamby Boulevard,

SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL,

Queensland,

4300, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have an Australian university three or four-year Bachelor degree in an approved discipline area, or equivalent or a minimum of five years’ relevant professional work experience. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic only) score of 6.5 (or better)(no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) score of 570 (with a minimum Test of Written English score TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) score of 230 (with an essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) score of 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) score of 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)/ C1 Advanced or Proficiency (CPE)/C2 Proficiency with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

For international students

Applicants must have australian university Bachelor degree in the area of business, or equivalent.

IELTS (Academic only) - 6.5 (or better) (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) - 570 (or better) (with a minimum Test of Written English Score of TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 230 (or better) (with essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) - 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

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

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