Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDipBA)

Program Code


Program Minimum Units


Standard Duration

1 Year

Program Faculty

Faculty of the Professions

AQF Level


Academic Year


Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration is designed to equip students with the capacity for strategic and management planning, plus an understanding of how this flows through to decision making. The program extends essential business and management knowledge and skills developed through the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.  With a curriculum underpinned by systems thinking for management, students are supported and challenged to engage with the fundamental functions of management – Planning, Organising, Leading, Controlling - in an integrated, multi-disciplinary manner.
The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration is an AQF Level 8 program with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 24 units
Core Courses
Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
MANAGEMT 7086 Fundamentals of Leadership 3
MANAGEMT 7100 Accounting for Managers 3
MANAGEMT 7104 Marketing Management 3
MANAGEMT 7115 Systems Thinking for Management 3
MANAGEMT 7103 Economics for Management 3
MANAGEMT 7087 Managing Contemporary Organisations 3
MANAGEMT 7101 Managerial Finance 3
MANAGEMT 7044 Strategic Management 3