CC52 - Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

Overview

Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

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).

Career Information

The CQUniversity Graduate Diploma of Business Administration provides students with opportunities to study contemporary management practices. Graduates from this course target employment in the areas of business consultation, or middle to high level business management.

Course Details
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

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 084205C
  • SYD - 084205C
  • MEL - 084205C
  • BNE - 084205C
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Melbourne
Online

Term 1 - 2019

Melbourne
Online

Term 3 - 2018

Distance
Melbourne

Term 2 - 2018

Distance
Melbourne

Term 1 - 2018

Distance
Melbourne

Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Sydney

Term 3 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Mackay
Sydney
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2019

Melbourne
Online

Term 1 - 2019

Melbourne
Online

Term 3 - 2018

Distance
Melbourne

Term 2 - 2018

Distance
Melbourne

Term 1 - 2018

Distance
Melbourne

Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 3 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Prospective students must satisfy at least one of the following criteria to enrol in this course:

  • a completed bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college or equivalent and three years relevant business or professional experience; or
  • a recognised diploma and three years relevant business or professional experience; or
  • a CQU Graduate Certificate in Business or Management or equivalent from any Australian or equivalent university or college, plus three years of work experience; or
  • a minimum of five years relevant managerial or professional experience.

NOTE:

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.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

Nil

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CC51 - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
Exit Awards CC51 - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
Professional Accreditation
Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

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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Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 7
2017 12
2016 36
2015 100
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Review, analyse and consolidate and communicate advanced knowledge of business theory and provide creative solutions to complex business problems
  • 2. Apply specialised technical and creative skills to the management of business functions
  • 3. Communicate theoretical concepts and complex business management knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
  • 4. Participate responsibly in teams, leading and contributing in an emotionally intelligent manner, reflecting on team processes and the ability to achieve outcomes
  • 5. Research and adopt best practice professional and ethical standards demonstrating personal responsibility, accountability and professional judgement in business contexts.
  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
More Details

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.