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Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
CDU Melbourne
  1GD527
CDU Sydney
  1GD526
CDU Waterfront Darwin
  1GD525
External Studies
  1GD525
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

TBAD01

Award
Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
Faculty/College
College of Business and Law
Sector
HE
Area of study
Business, Accounting and Services Industries

This course builds and develops your knowledge, skills and understanding of strategic management.

Admission requirements

Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in a business or related field;
OR
Successful completion of a recognised non business award (Bachelor degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma) aimed at providing the student with professional skills that include a systematic exposure to disciplines such as industrial relations, human resource management, project management, financial management, marketing, economics, ecommerce or strategic management plus a minimum of 6 months employment experience;
OR
Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in an unrelated field plus a minimum of two years full-time employment experience in a managerial role.

Applicants may be asked to provide further documentation detailing their employment experience and outlining managerial roles and achievements.

Applicants with no undergraduate or post graduate qualifications should apply for entry into the Graduate Certificate of Global Marketing (1GC525) or the Graduate Certificate of International Business (1GC529) or the Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management (1GC527) or the Graduate Certificate of Strategic Management (1GC531).

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Tuition Fee and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

Career opportunities

By completing this course, you may gain career opportunities in industries that offer middle to upper management-level positions in private companies and government.


  • Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    Credit transfer

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The course consists of 8 core units totalling 80cps focused on the skills required to strategically manage at middle and upper levels of management.

Students enrolled in the GDBA14 Graduate Diploma in Business Administration should transfer to the new TBAD01 Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from 2018.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(8 units)
80cp Compulsory Core units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below.

ACT507 Accounting for Managers
BRE810 Business Research
BUS501 Decision Making
COM501 Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
ECO501 Economics for Managers
MAN506 Organisational Behaviour
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues
 

  80cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Diploma AQF Level 8 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Course Changes and Transition Arrangements - 2018

Students enrolled in the GDBA14 Graduate Diploma in Business Administration should transfer to the new TBAD01 Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from 2018.

Students who do not transfer to the new GDBA14 Graduate Diploma in Business Administration should note the following:

LAW512 Commercial and Corporate Law for Managers will be discontinued as of Semester 1 2019. Any students wanting to complete this unit must do so before this time.
ECO502 has been replaced by BUS501. Students who have completed ECO502 should not complete BUS501.
MKT502 has been replaced by MKT503. Students who have completed MKT502 should not complete MKT503.
MAN504 has been replaced by HRM503. Students who have completed MAN504 should not complete HRM503.
MAN505 has been replaced by BUS502 but is not equivalent. Students who have completed MAN505 should not complete BUS502.

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
BUS501 Decision Making CO ACT507 Accounting for Managers CO
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership CO COM501 Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution CO
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues CO MAN506 Organisational Behaviour CO
ECO501 Economics for Managers CO BRE810 Business Research CO

 

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

 

Legend: CO = Core Unit

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    ACT507 Accounting for Managers CO
    COM501 Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution CO
    MAN506 Organisational Behaviour CO
    ECO501 Economics for Managers CO
Year 2
BUS501 Decision Making CO    
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership CO    
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues CO    
BRE810 Business Research CO    

 

Students commencing in Summer Semester

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit

 

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        COM501 Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution CO
        MAN506 Organisational Behaviour CO
        MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership CO
        MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues CO
Year 2
ECO501 Economics for Managers CO        
ACT507 Accounting for Managers CO        
BUS501 Decision Making CO        
BRE810 Business Research CO        

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How to apply for domestic students

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