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- Graduate Diploma in Business
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 1 year full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Perth City
Gain advanced knowledge of business theory and practice.
Study in the heart of Perth city.
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This course is ideal if you have a technical or non-business background and wish to develop an understanding of the functional areas of business. The Graduate Certificate in Business is nested within this course.
The broad coverage of core business-related topics will prepare you for leadership and management roles.
You can customise your degree by selecting two optional units. Many of these units are tied to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) specialisation, which will help facilitate your transition to this course, should you wish to continue studying.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
- Study at our city campus in the heart of the Perth central business district. Intensive weekend units and evening classes mean your studies fit around your other commitments.
- Study in trimesters to complete your degree sooner.
- Business administration manager
- Management consultant
- Managing director
- Project manager
- Banking and finance
- Health care
- Private business
- Public relations
- Resources and renewables
- Service industries
What you'll learn
- apply a thorough discipline specific foundation of contemporary business theories, concepts and principles in a group or organisational environment; independently identify and investigate a research problem
- create, critically evaluate and reflect upon innovative ideas and strategies within ambiguous and uncertain business environments (including business, government and not-for-profit organisations)
- select appropriate information using technologies; make valid judgments and synthesise information from a range of sources; access, evaluate and synthesise diverse information for intelligent business application
- communicate effectively in ways to appropriately interpret technical and non-technical information to a varied audience, for a range of purposes and to a professional standard
- select and use appropriate technologies and recognise their advantages and limitations
- possess and be able to utilise life-long learning strategies; maintain currency in professional practice
- recognise and apply international perspectives within the business environment; apply international standards of practice and evaluate issues from a variety of perspectives
- develop shared understandings of contemporary relevant issues which demonstrate a high and balanced level of cultural awareness in a diverse cultural business setting
- apply professional skills- team work, leadership and ethical behaviour. Demonstrate, through self-leadership, a duty of care, honesty, integrity, fairness and knowledge of principles and law to uphold the ethical requirements of the profession
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Essential course prerequisites
A bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution and at least three years' subsequent, relevant work experience. Graduates from the Curtin Graduate Certificate in Business will be considered qualified for entry. Entry to the course is competitive and applicants will be required to undertake an interview as the final stage of application.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
Fees & charges
International student indicative fees for 2020
Fee year: 2020
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$16,700*|
|Total indicative course fee||$32,500*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$32,500*|
Fee year: 2021
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$17,900*|
|Total indicative course fee||$36,300*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$35,700*|
Fees are indicative only.
*Based on a first-year full-time study load of 0 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
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- Curtin course code: GD-BUSI
- CRICOS code: 006112K
- Last updated on: September 24, 2020