This program provides you with opportunities to study a broad range of topics relating to aspects of organisational management. You will develop the creative, analytical and interpersonal capabilities crucial for successful business leadership. The Graduate Diploma of Business Administration allows articulation into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) or the Master of Management for Engineers (MMgtEng) depending on your previous work experience and study.
|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|
International students should visit www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information including English language requirements.
Advanced Standing (Credit for Prior Learning):
Students may be eligible for exemptions of up to 24 credit points for previously completed graduate certificate level studies in business or an honours degree in business.
|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|
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 must complete the following compulsory units:|
|BUSN20017||Effective Business Communications|
|STAT20029||Statistics for Managerial Decisions|
|MGMT20135||Critical Thinking and Managerial Decision-Making|
|MGMT20134||Business Ethics and Sustainability|
|Students must complete 4 from the following units:|
|MGMT20129||Managing People, Organisations and Context|
|ECON20039||Economics for Managers|
|ACCT20077||Accounting for Management Decision Making|
|MRKT20052||Marketing Management and Digital Communications|
|MGMT20130||Operations Management and Business Analytics|
|HRMT20028||Organisational Change Management|
|MGMT20131||Leadership and Integrity|
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.