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Business

Graduate Diploma

GD-BUSI

Course
Graduate Diploma in Business
Duration
1 year full-time
Credit
200
Location
Perth City

Outline

Gain advanced knowledge of business theory and practice.

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Study in the heart of Perth city.

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Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Interested in pursuing a Master of Business Administration? Join one of our upcoming MBA Information Evenings and find out how studying an MBA could advance your career.

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.

Why study

  • 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.

Career information

Careers

  • Analyst
  • Business administration manager
  • Management consultant
  • Managing director
  • Project manager

Industries

  • Banking and finance
  • Consultancy
  • Education
  • Government
  • Health care
  • Not-for-profit
  • Private business
  • Public relations
  • Resources and renewables
  • Retail
  • 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

Admission criteria

There are two pathways into the Graduate Diploma in Business (GCB) degree program – one for applicants with an undergraduate degree and one for those without an undergraduate degree.

Applicants with an undergraduate degree must have all of the following:

  • Possess an undergraduate (or equivalent) degree from a recognised university;
  • Have a minimum three (3) years of professional work experience; and
  • Meet the English language proficiency requirements for this course.

For applicants without an undergraduate degree, it is only possible to apply for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Business (GCB) program. All applicants must have all of the following:

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of professional work experience including a number of years in a managerial capacity; and
  • Meet the English language proficiency requirements for this course

You will be required to submit supplementary information with your application.

Note: All applicants will need to submit a copy of their CV/Resume highlighting prior work experience and roles that they have held.

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)
Writing6.0
Speaking6.0
Reading6.0
Listening6.0
Overall band score6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Advanced standing

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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

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:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2021

Student typeCost
Domestic $30,500*

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).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2021

Trimester 2
  • On Campus
Trimester 3
  • On Campus

2022

Trimester 1
  • On Campus
  • Online
Trimester 2
  • On Campus
  • Online
Trimester 3
  • On Campus
  • Online

2023

Trimester 1
  • On Campus
  • Online
Trimester 2
  • On Campus
  • Online
Trimester 3
  • On Campus
  • Online

2024

Trimester 1
  • On Campus
  • Online
Trimester 2
  • On Campus
  • Online
Trimester 3
  • On Campus
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: GD-BUSI
  • CRICOS code: 006112K
  • Last updated on: April 22, 2021