CRICOS Course Code: 105840J
The Graduate Diploma of Business is a two-semester course providing students with graduate-level foundations in essential business skills and knowledge. Students will develop skills in data analysis, persuasive communication and complex problem-solving skills. Graduates will be equipped in business skills and knowledge, and advanced knowledge of management, communication, leadership, accounting and economics. Graduates will also be better prepared for further study should they choose so.
On successful completion of the course, students are awarded the Graduate Diploma of Business. The course meets the Australian Qualifications Framework for an AQF8 Graduate Diploma.
Students may be able to shorten the length of this course through qualifications obtained from other formal studies. AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment may be recognised by CIC Higher Education. Students who wish to apply for Advanced Standing should contact the College for information on eligibility.
Professional & Community Engagement
Students will have regular contact with industry representatives throughout the course. Guest speakers are a feature of many units, and many assessments and learning activities will mirror real-world challenges.
Industry relevant material
The applied components of the course incorporate material that is specifically relevant for the business management industry. In the computer laboratories, students gain experience with business planning, analysis and statistical packages; they also gain experience with other computer programs such as MS Excel.
The course will emphasise a creative and innovative approach to Business education as the key to competitiveness in a dynamic and global economy. It is intended that the course would consist of a combination of both domestic and international students. Students should gain benefits from a broad range of cultural diversity and life experiences of their fellow students.
Students gain an advanced and integrated body of knowledge as well as the skills to analyse, interpret and apply concepts and ideas in business administration. They also gain key skills in researching information, using both online and library materials. All of these factors will help graduates to be lifelong learners.
Mode of Delivery
The course is offered on a full-time basis. Delivery of the course is on-campus and face-to-face. Units are delivered in a range of classroom settings, including lectures, workshops, tutorials, immersive simulations, lectorials and seminars.
The Graduate Diploma of Business consists of six core units and two core-choice units spread across two semesters. Successful completion of all eight units merits students with a Graduate Diploma of Business.
The types of assessment permitted at CIC may include the following:
Other types of assessment may be allowed at CIC following approval by the Dean.
Please refer to our Assessment Policy for further information.
Employment benefits of the Graduate Diploma of Business course include:
Core Learning Outcomes
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