Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
You’re considered an International student if you are a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand.
With a focus on experienced-based learning and current business issues, this graduate diploma will help you take the next step in your career.
You will hone your managerial skills and specialised knowledge through studying areas such as strategic management, managerial finance, international business, ethics, marketing, or leadership and change management. You will develop advanced skills in thinking strategically and critically and understand ethical considerations within a local and international context.
This postgraduate degree is offered as part of a suite of three qualifications (graduate certificate, graduate diploma and Master of Business Administration). Each qualification extends to the next, so you can easily transition to the next level qualification. If you decide to exit this qualification having completed the first four courses you will receive the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration. If you wish to do further study, consider going on to the Master of Business Administration.
This graduate diploma has a strong focus on real-world application. You will work with real-life business case studies and learn from visiting business leaders and guest lecturers. You can also do an international study tour and incorporate true global experience into your studies. You can choose to study from a range of courses such as:
UniSA is renowned nationally and internationally for excellence in business education. We develop our degrees in partnership with industry and connect with top professional bodies.
Have you ever wanted to have career guidance from an experienced business mentor? As part of your studies, you can apply for our Executive Partner Programme.
This is a unique opportunity for our postgraduate students to engage with highly successful industry executives to enhance their studies and career. Our Executive Partners are either active, semi-retired or recently retired business professionals who have a wealth of knowledge and want to help you achieve your goals.
An initial course in strategic thinking lays the groundwork for the rest of your studies. You will then choose seven courses from a diverse range of subject areas and electives in advanced business administration. These could include:
For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.
Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:
|Course name||Area and cat no.||Units||Reference|
|COURSES and SEQUENCING:||Rule(s): 1|
|Strategic Thinking: Concepts and Tools||BUSS 5424||4.5|
|THEN - in any order, any 7 of the following courses:|
|Accounting for Decision Making||BUSS 5247||4.5|
|Managerial Finance||BUSS 5249||4.5|
|Managing People and Organisations||BUSS 5425||4.5|
|The Law for Managers||LAWS 5016||4.5|
|International Business||BUSS 5251||4.5|
|Strategic Marketing||BUSS 5245||4.5|
|Ethics, Governance and Sustainability||BUSS 5385||4.5|
|Leadership for Growth||BUSS 5438||4.5|
|Elective 1||4.5||Note(s): 1,2||Rule(s): 2|
|Elective 2||4.5||Note(s): 1,2||Rule(s): 2|
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International exchanges and intensive study-tours open doors to new possibilities and experiences, and our Business School has strong connections with prestigious universities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. There are over 25 countries and 60+ universities to choose from.
Travelling and studying with leading academic staff and your peers is a wonderful opportunity to develop first-hand knowledge of the international business environment. You’ll find the experience invaluable for your personal and professional development, giving you a global perspective.
There are a range of postgraduate Student Mobility Options such as intensive study-tours and exchanges. You can take advantage of Student Mobility Grants to undertake an overseas exchange, making experiences abroad more accessible.
The Business in China Intensive School is a two-week study tour and project, offered in partnership with Peking University – a leading international business school.
The Mexico and Chile Intensive is a two-week study tour with a one-week seminar on doing business in Mexico at Pan-American University (IPADE Business School) and a one-week study tour in Chile. Students gain unique insight into emerging markets, the role that they play in the current globalised world and their impact on the global economy.
The European Summer School of Advanced Management is a two-week study tour that gives 100 of the world’s outstanding MBA students an intensive international business experience. It has previously been hosted in London, Glasgow and Copenhagen.
The Business School Hub is a convenient, central support service for Business School students, from first year through to graduation. The team provides expert advice on study options, elective choices and any academic difficulties. It also helps with referrals to support services across the University. The Business School Hub is there to facilitate your life at university, so you get the most out of your UniSA experience.
International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist. Support services include:
We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language.
When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.
This degree is offered online. With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle. You can:
Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.
Please note some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any requirements like this are detailed on individual course pages.
How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.