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Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

  • Graduate Diploma

Enhance your undergraduate degree with versatile business expertise.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Course Code
M601, 035038G
Intake Months
Jun, Oct

About this course

Enhance your undergraduate degree with versatile business expertise. Deakin's Graduate Diploma of Business Administration is designed to provide you with a global business perspective, broadening your career options and paving the way to take on our Master of Business Administration (MBA) - ranked in the top 15 online MBAs globally.

This one-year course covers a broad range of topics relating to organisational management, as well as the development of the creative, analytical and interpersonal capabilities crucial to business leadership, including people management and marketing.

The course will prepare you for management roles across a range of sectors. The business skills gained in this qualification can also lead to progression in your current career.

The Graduate Diploma of Business Administration allows articulation into the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Entry requirements

Minimum admission criteria:

  • Bachelor degree in any discipline and three years relevant work experience*, or
  • Graduate Certificate in a related discipline and five years relevant work experience*

* Must be in a managerial or professional role. Applicants must demonstrate decision making responsibility in a range of areas such as budgeting, staffing, project management, financial management, or other relevant professional experience.

All applicants must provide the following with their application:

  • current CV
  • current contact details of two referees who can be contacted concerning your work experience
  • a one page brief outlining why you believe that your work experience would be valued by your MBA peers

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Course structure

To complete the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration, students must attain a total of 8 credit points, consisting of 6 credit points of core units and 2 credit points of elective units, plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point module, MAI010 Academic Integrity Module.

Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Credit for prior study or work

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Business & Management courses at Deakin University.
83.6%
Overall satisfaction
81.2%
Skill scale
68.6%
Teaching scale
92.2%
Employed full-time
$105k
Average salary