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Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

The Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (GDBA) is designed to produce graduates who can make a positive contribution to society in business as effective communicators, innovators, and thought leaders. The course will challenge students to analyse, critically evaluate, and communicate advanced and technical knowledge of established business administration theories in a range of real-world scenarios. Graduates will be able to demonstrate the autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability, and responsibility required of successful business leaders in an ever-changing and complex world.

The structure of this course is based on the first year of the Leaders Institute Master of Business Administration (MBA), allowing graduates to continue into the final year of the MBA.

Graduates of the GDBA may find employment in leadership and management roles in a relevant occupational field, such as: business and professional organisations; entrepreneurial start-ups; and not-for-profit organisations; as well as educational institutions that require skills in research and critical thinking.

Additionally, graduates may choose to return to studies and progress along the pathway toward further studies in the discipline area of business administration:

The course structure is based on two semesters (each semester is 12 teaching weeks, plus one review week and one exam week).

· 60 credit points of core

· 20 credit points of electives

To qualify for the award of GDAB a student shall accrue an aggregate of at least 80 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core units noted below.


BC400 Communication and Media Management

EC401 Economics and Finance

MK401 Marketing Innovation

1 x elective


BC500 Business Decision Making and Problem Solving

IM421 Information Systems

MG500 Leadership and Management

1 x elective

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For more information about elective units see the List of Units.

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