CM07 - Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Leadership)

Overview

Course Overview

If you are seeking to begin or progress your career in management and leadership, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration in Leadership (Grad Dip in Bus Admin in Leadership) is a good place to start. You can expect an affordable, fresh, relevant and compelling graduate educational experience. The course is widely regarded as the graduate diploma of choice for aspiring business professionals. Skills are developed to ensure ambitious managers are equipped to lead individuals, teams and organisations. A Grad Dip in Bus Admin in Leadership, from a quality university like CQUni, will greatly increase your chances of being promoted to the ‘C’ Chief Executive suite.

Units based on essential business functions are included in the curriculum. A considerable amount of time and energy will also devoted to solving problems, creating innovative solutions, and generating entrepreneurial initiatives. Contemporary skills are developed using problem solving and activity based learning. Primarily, learning is directed to identifying and solving business problems, and creating new opportunities. As such, this course is closely aligned with the industry capabilities expected of graduates. Essentially, the Grad Cert in Bus Admin in Leadership provides the substances for progressing a professional career in business. 

Career Information

If you are seeking to reinvigorate your career a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration is for you. An Graduate Diploma of Business Administration is widely regarded as the degree of choice for inclusion into an astute business professional’s job portfolio. An Graduate Diploma of Business Administration in Leadership from a quality university like CQUniversity Australia (CQUni) will greatly increase your chances of being elevated to the ‘C’ Executive suite. An Graduate Diploma of Business Administration in Leadership at CQUni offers you an affordable, fresh, and compelling graduate educational experience. This contemporary course graduate business education is delivered 100% fully online, and is specifically intended for ambitious, busy aspiring leaders. Units based on essential business functions are included, such as; accounting/ finance, marketing, human resources, operations and research methods relevant to business analysis and strategy. A considerable amount of time and energy in the course is devoted to solving problems, creating innovative solutions, and generating entrepreneurial business.

Contemporary competencies are developed by problem and activity based learning. Primarily, learning is directed to identifying and solving business problems and creating new opportunities. Essentially, this Graduate Diploma of Business Administration provides what is required to become an internationally astute business leader. This course is closely aligned with the industry capabilities expected of graduates. Within this course adaptive technology is used to improve the learning experience by streamlining the delivery and application of knowledge.

Course Details
Duration 0.7 years full-time or 5 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) GradDipBusAdminLead
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?

Domestic Availability

Open Annual Term - 2020

Online

Overseas Availabilities

Open Annual Term - 2020

Sorry, no overseas availabilities found.
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 Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration applicants must have one of the following:

  • A completed bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college, or equivalent, or
  • A completed graduate certificate or graduate diploma from an Australian university or college, or equivalent, or
  • A recognised diploma and two years relevant business experience, or
  • Five years of relevant work or managerial experience

Relevant work experience should include an understanding of how a business operates, which includes a working knowledge of a range of areas such as human resource management, budgeting, project management, financial reporting, process management or other relevant professional experience.

 

Note: Consistent access to a mentor, with significant managerial work experience, is recommended to advise you throughout the MBA journey to provide an important crossover into ‘real world’ business. Such guidance will assist you to make the transition into becoming a world class manager and leader.

Desirable attributes, access and experience:

  • Current resume if claiming relevant work, managerial or business experience.
  • Demonstrated experience as a proactive and independent learner.
  • Highly developed communication skills (written, spoken and comprehension).
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • High levels of self-discipline and self-motivation.
  • Access to a computer and the Internet, preferably at home.
  • Competent in using a computer and the Internet.
  • Adequate time to devote to studying a university course [An entire unit will take approximately 125-150 hours to complete or approximately 10-12 hours of study per week per unit].

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 of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or
  • tertiary diploma level qualification, or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0 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 as below:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.5 overall with a minimum 6.0 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 79 or better overall and no score less than 21 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 62 with no sub-score less than 54; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
  • Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.

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.

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

N/A

Fees and Charges
Course Features
Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Develop the ability to motivate, inspire and make a positive impact as a global citizen
  • 2. Initiate the need for change and implement transformational leadership strategies to manage and guide others through the change
  • 3. Review business concepts and complex information by applying problem solving and cognitive skills
  • 4. Critique new ideas by drawing from advanced technical knowledge and creative thinking
  • 5. Synthesise deep discipline knowledge that is applicable to the contemporary professional environment
  • 6. Develop business strategies and a comprehensive business plan by applying an advanced body of contemporary business knowledge
  • 7. Assess critical information using appropriate research methods and techniques
  • 8. Design independent research using best principles and methodologies
  • 9. Appraise self-reflection to objectively evaluate and improve individual performance
  • 10. Develop the capability of managing oneself with high level of autonomy and accountability
  • 11. Consider a culture that place strong emphasis on ethics and professional responsibility
  • 12. Evaluate ethical, social and legal dimensions to govern professional behaviour
  • 13. Attribute various functions as a member of a team in a multi-cultural and linguistically diverse context
  • 14. Determine communication styles to interact effectively with others
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

Given the self study nature of the course, you are encouraged to study units in a particular order of progression to complete the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration. Ultimately, it is your choice but you are strongly advised and encouraged regarding the progression of learning that will most likely result in successful completion of this course. Every unit will be worth 6 Credit Points. The course consists of 8 units worth 48 Credit Points.  All units are compulsory, there are no optional or elective subjects or provision for recognised prior learning.


Graduate Diploma Business Administration (Leadership) course structure


Phase

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Unit Code

Unit Name

Phase 1 - Graduate Certificate

1

N2867

Disruption, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

2

N2864

People, Leadership & Culture

3

N3195

Communication for Leadership Success

4

N3194

Strategic Marketing

Exit Point for Graduate Certificate

Phase 2 - Graduate Diploma

5

N3192

Accounting for Business Decisions

6

N2865

Contemporary Leadership

7

N3193

Global Economics

8

N3191

Business Legal Frameworks

Exit Point for Graduate Diploma

N/A

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BUSN20024 Communication for Leadership Success
BUSN20025 Strategic Marketing
BUSN20023 People, Leadership and Culture
BUSN20022 Disruption, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
BUSN20026 Accounting for Business Decisions
BUSN20027 Contemporary Leadership
BUSN20028 Global Economics
BUSN20029 Business Legal Frameworks
More Details
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