This course provides you with opportunities to study a broad range of topics relating to aspects of management and business administration. You will develop key competencies crucial for successful business leadership and the management of people and apply these in an emotionally intelligent way. You will also develop knowledge and capabilities related to key business functions of strategy, economics, marketing, organisational and industry structure, operations and business analytics and the legal issues that affect managers, leaders and organisations. The Graduate Diploma of Business Administration allows articulation into the Master of Business Administration (MBA).
|Duration||1 years full-time or 2 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||48|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||GradDipBusAdmin|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Diploma|
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold one of the following:
*Relevant business experience includes a working knowledge of how a business operates, for example, budgeting, staffing, project management, financial reporting, process management.
Professional experience must be shown in a letter of employment which is presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain position title, duties performed and length of service. Applicants being admitted solely on the basis of relevant business experience may be referred to the Head of Course to confirm employment experience meets the course requirements.
English Language Proficiency Requirements:
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English Proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
Each student will be assessed individually.
|Interim Awards||CC51 - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration|
|Exit Awards||CC51 - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Optional Residential School||An optional residential school for the commencement unit MGMT20129 Managing People, Organisations and Context and may be offered at one of CQUniversity's metropolitan campuses.|
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Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting email@example.com. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
As practicing and aspiring managers, students must interact and demonstrate tact when dealing with employees, particularly in performance management contexts, and also represent the organisation to a range of stakeholders.
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas|
|4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concept|
|6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters|
|Number of units: 8||Total credit points: 48|
Students who wish to proceed to the MBA and specialise with a project management major, must select PPMP20007 and PPMP20009 as their two electives in this Graduate Diploma.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|MGMT20129||Managing People, Organisations and Context|
|MRKT20052||Marketing Management and Digital Communications|
|ACCT20077||Accounting for Management Decision Making|
|MGMT20135||Critical Thinking and Managerial Decision-Making|
|ECON20039||Economics for Managers|
|MGMT20130||Operations Management and Business Analytics|
|Students must complete 2 from the following units:|
|MGMT20132||Innovation and Sustainable Business Development|
|MGMT20134||Business Ethics and Sustainability|
|MGMT20147||Professional Practice and Career Development|
|HRMT20028||Organisational Change Management|
|HRMT20029||International Employment Relations|
|LAWS20063||Governance and Business Law|
|FINC20023||International Financial Management|
|PPMP20007||Project Management Concepts|
|PPMP20009||Leading Lean Projects|
A limited range of postgraduate units are offered at Mackay as part of a course of management education aimed at practicing supervisors and managers in the region. The local initiative is designed to allow students to enrol in the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration with the aim to progress through the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration and eventually the Masters of Business Administration. The selected postgraduate units are taught face to face in a blended learning environment that utilises four intensive workshops of four hours duration during the term in association with the various learning and teaching processes available online for the unit in question.
NOTE: The articulation pathway from GC Business Admin or GD Business Admin to MBA without work experience will only exist for T1 and T2 2015.
Work Experience Definitions
Managerial or professional work experience must have included direct, personal involvement in decision-making responsibility in a range of areas such as budgeting, staffing, project management, financial management process management, or other relevant professional experience.