Diploma in Business (DipBus)

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Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).


The Diploma in Business is a flexible business degree designed to prepare students for a range of careers in business, industry or government. The program provides a foundation for career paths into entry level business positions.

The Diploma in Business is an AQF Level 5 program with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Describe concepts and principles from a range of business-related disciplines.
2. Display critical thinking and apply relevant cognitive skills and judgement to interpret and analyse business issues and problems.
3. Communicate and work effectively in teams and as individuals.
4. Demonstrate knowledge of diversity in a business context.
5. Display reasoned decision making processes and self-managed strategies.

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Diploma in Business

There shall be a Diploma in Business.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Diploma in Business, 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 21 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 3 units
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 21 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
COMMGMT 1001 Managing Organisations and People 3
CORPFIN 1002 Business Finance 3
ECON 1008 Data Analytics I 3
ENTREP 1002 Personal Professional Development 3
MARKETNG 1001 Introduction to Marketing 3


Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ACCTING 1002 Introductory Accounting 3
ACCTING 1004 Accounting Foundations 3


Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ENTREP 1000 Business Lifecycles 3
ENTREP 1011 Entrepreneurial Foundations and Mindset 3