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, finance, 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 8 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 8, 16, 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|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Prospective students must satisfy at least one of the following criteria to enrol in this course:
All prospective students must attach a current Curriculum Vitae or Resume to their application.
International English Language (IELTS Academic) overall band score of 6.5 (with no individual band score of less than 6.0) will be required for students seeking entry to this course.
ALL students seeking entry to the MBA following the successful completion of the Graduate Diploma will require a minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience in order to be admitted. Please refer to the entry requirements and range of credits for other Masters courses as listed in individual handbook pages.
|Interim Awards||CC51 - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration|
|Exit Awards||CC51 - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration|
|Learned Society Accreditiation||Not applicable|
|Compulsory Residential School||All students commencing the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration will be required to attend a compulsory residential school for the commencement unit MGMT20129 Managing People, Organisations and Context.|
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|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:|
|MGMT20135||Critical Thinking and Managerial Decision-Making|
|MRKT20052||Marketing Management and Digital Communications|
|ACCT20077||Accounting for Management Decision Making|
|MGMT20131||Leadership and Integrity|
|MGMT20130||Operations Management and Business Analytics|
|ECON20040||Economics and Finance for Business|
|LAWS20063||Governance and Business Law|
|MGMT20129||Managing People, Organisations and Context|
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.