• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


In the CQUniversity Australia's Graduate Diploma of Business Administration you will develop the creative, analytical and interpersonal capabilities crucial for successful business leadership. The Graduate Diploma of Business Administration allows articulation into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) or the Master of Management for Engineers (MMgtEng) depending on your previous work experience and study. 

If you want to learn how business works, and like to strategise and manage, a course in business may be for you. There are no limitations to where a business qualification can take you. Choose from a broad spectrum of fields, and develop highly desired, transferable skills such as teamwork and communication.

Career opportunities:

The CQUniversity Graduate Diploma of Business Administration will provide you with opportunities to study contemporary management practices. Upon successful completion of the course you may consider targeting employment in the areas of business consultation, or middle to high level business management.

Wide Choice of study areas

Select from arts, accounting, business, hospitality, human resource management, information systems, management, marketing, professional communication, property, public relations, retail, supply chain management, tourism, warehousing and more to suit your personal interests and career goals.


Benefit from the flexibility to study full-time or part-time and either on-campus or by online study. Choose from a number of majors, minors and elective courses to individually tailor your learning to suit you.

Graduate work ready

At CQUniversity, we provide the right mix of theory and practical experiences to ensure you graduate work ready, making you attractive to employers and helping to broaden your career opportunities.

Life-long learning

You will have the opportunity to gain crucial life-long learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.

Postgraduate and research

CQUniversity offers a range of postgraduate and research courses.

Programme Structure

You are required to complete the following compulsory units:

» Effective Business Communications

» Critical Thinking and Managerial Decision-Making

» Business Ethics and Sustainability

» Management and Business Context.

Plus four units from the following:

» People and Organisations

» Economics for Managers

» Managerial Finance

» Accounting for Management Decision Making

» Marketing Management and Digital Communications

» Operations Management

» Organisational Change Management

» Organisational Governance and Leadership

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • Programme intensity

                You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                • Full-time duration 12 months
                • Average part-time duration 24 months
                • Intensity Flexible
                • Part-time variant
              • Credits
                48 alternative credits
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus, Online
              • More information Go to the programme website

              English Language Requirements

              • Minimum required score:


                The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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              • Minimum required score:


                The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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              General Requirements

              Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree with the equivalent to an Australian pass grade average in the final two terms, from a recognised Higher Education institution. Other entry pathways such as relevant work experience and/or a combination of qualifications may also be considered.

              CRICOS: 084205C

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                30270 AUD/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 30270 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

              Living costs for Melbourne

              • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
                Living Costs

              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


              Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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              Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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