What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma provides an alternative route for entry into a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) if you don't meet the entry requirements for direct admission.

When you have successfully completed this degree, you may be eligible for admission to either the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) depending on your final grades.

My career opportunities

You will be able to plan and conduct research in business and commerce and be well placed for positions in the private, not-for-profit and public sectors. You will also be able to progress to a higher degree by research and pursue a high-level research career.

Which department am I in?

Griffith Business School

CRICOS

076836E

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$32,500.00 (17,39,829) per year
The Australian Government has announced that university students receiving certain welfare payments will be eligible for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement. If you are currently receiving one of the following payments, you will automatically receive the temporary supplement: Youth Allowance for students; Austudy; ABSTUDY.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March, July 2022

Venue

Griffith University

Gold Coast Campus,

Parklands Drive,

SOUTHPORT,

Queensland,

4215, GOLD COAST, Australia

Online/Distance with attendance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$32,500.00 (17,39,829) per year
The Australian Government has announced that university students receiving certain welfare payments will be eligible for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement. If you are currently receiving one of the following payments, you will automatically receive the temporary supplement: Youth Allowance for students; Austudy; ABSTUDY.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March, July 2022

Venue

Nathan Campus

170 Kessels Road,

NATHAN,

Queensland,

4111, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must hold any Bachelor degree (or higher) from a recognized University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 scale), OR have a minimum of five years equivalent full-time professional work experience in a relevant field, OR have a combination of alternative admission criteria such as formal, informal and non-formal learning deemed to be equivalent to either of the above. A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0 OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only) OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

For international students

This program is only available as a pathway to students applying for entry to a Higher Degree Research program (PhD or MPhil) who do not meet the direct entry requirements.

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Business, a student must:

  • have received an offer of admission to the PhD or MPhil program which includes the requirement to complete the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Business before progressing to the HDR program, OR
  • have completed the Graduate Certificate in Research Studies in Business with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (using a 7.0 point scale).

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows: A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0; OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL; OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19); OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only); OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English); OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

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

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