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What will I learn?

The Diploma in Business is equivalent to the first year of QUT’s Bachelor of Business (BS05). On completion of the Diploma with the required results, you are guaranteed a place in the second year of the Bachelor of Business degree. This pathway is an introduction to key disciplines and functions of business, and provides knowledge of current business environments in a global context.

Study on campus as a QUT student with access to all services and facilities across the University.
On completion with the required results, receive a guaranteed place in Bachelor of Business with 1 year of advanced standing.
Study first year academic content.
Benefit from an interactive learning environment, with small classes and more contact hours.
Develop academic English language skills and progress without the need to take another IELTS test (or equivalent).

Learn from the best

The Diploma in Business program is an introduction to the key disciplines and functions of business, with a global focus. You will learn from qualified teachers, which will prepare you well for your degree studies.

Our Diploma and Bachelor of Business programs are regularly updated so they match the latest industry best practice, which means you will be able to use the knowledge and skills you gain when looking for a job and establishing your career.

Studying Diploma in Business at the QUT International College will fast-track your entry into the second year of QUT's Bachelor of Business (BS05). You will develop academic skills which will help you become more confident with your university studies and dramatically improve your English skills, all while enjoying a complete university experience. Successful graduates will be guaranteed entry into QUT’s Bachelor of Business.

You will learn through university style lectures, tutorials and workshops with a focus on the development of independent learning skills. Smaller class sizes mean you get more individual attention from your teachers.


Provides a premium pathway into QUT's Bachelor of Business.
Develop academic and English language skills for successful study in the degree program.
Complete in 8 months full-time. 12-month Diploma option available for February entry.
Successful graduates will receive 1 year of credit for prior learning (advanced standing) towards the Bachelor of Business degree.

Which department am I in?

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) International College



Study options

Full Time (8 months)

Tuition fees
A$21,570.00 (US$ 14,716) per year

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

Start date

18 July 2022, 21 November 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


Kelvin Grove Campus

Victoria Park Road,



4059, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

  • Foundation Program Year completed at an Australian University with a final overall grade average of 4.5 (on a 7 point scale) and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Intensive Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Foundation Program with a grade average of at least 4.4 out of 7 and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).
  • QUT Diploma program with a grade point average of at least 4.0 out of 7; and a grade of 4 or higher in any pre-requisite unit(s).

IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 5; TOEFL iBT score of 56 with Listening, Reading score of 10, Writing score of 15 and Speaking score of 14; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 46 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 38; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 162 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 154.

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


About Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

QUT is a young, research-intensive university, ranking in the top 200 universities globally (THE World University Rankings 2021).

  • Australia’s top young university under 50 (THE, 2020)
  • A world-class institution with a global outlook
  • Home to a range of high-tech learning facilities
  • Over 100 study options to choose from

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