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Southern Cross University Graduate Diploma in Business
Southern Cross University

Graduate Diploma in Business

1 Years


Full time

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AUD 27,600 *


* Gold Coast: $27,600 annual tuition fee, international students. Melbourne/Perth/Sydney: $30,000 annual tuition fee, international students. Enquire about scholarship opportunities of up to $5000


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The business world is constantly shifting and evolving, with changing technology drivers, greater global mobility, and increasing competition. As a business professional, you will need a deep understanding of core business principles as well as to be innovative and flexible.

The Graduate Diploma in Business will develop your core skills to respond to business challenges, preparing you with the critical thinking, research and entrepreneurial skills for decision making at a senior level.

In this 1 year program you will study the aspects of management and organizational behavior you need to communicate and implement your business goals, and on core principles of accounting, marketing and economics to support the sound business judgment.

Graduates of this program will be recognized by potential employers for their superior knowledge level and will have an entry pathway to Southern Cross University’s MBA program.

Career Opportunities

The Graduate Diploma in Business improves people’s ability to run and manage a business or helps them move into a management role. Graduates are equipped to undertake mid-level management roles in a broad spectrum of industries.

Major Areas of Study

The Graduate Diploma in Business includes study in financial analysis and budget control, marketing concepts such as relationship marketing, and consumer behavior, and market systems and their limitations, including impacts of government policy on business environments.

Students also develop an understanding of organizational behavior, administrative hierarchy, job design, international business, strategic and project management, communication, leadership, and teamwork in the contemporary organization.

Assessment methods

The course incorporates progressive assessment and examinations. Students are assessed on the basis of written and oral assignments reflecting authentic work tasks and contemporary topics. These assignments come in a range of formats designed to assist student learning and skills development over the duration of the course. Formats include business reports, case studies, discussion board posts, presentations, quizzes, and research plans and studies.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Lectures may be streamed live or pre-recorded; enabling students to download a recording at their convenience.

Each week, students progress their learning by following activities, readings and case studies laid out, step-by-step, in a website for each unit. As they move through the learning outcomes, they can discuss their progress in online forums and ask questions of their peers, lecturer or tutor.

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