Adelaide Graduate Diploma in Business Administration New

Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code N/A
CRICOS 016427G

Want to become an industry leader? To make a real impact?

Our graduate diploma provides key business skills and a pathway into the University’s prestigious Adelaide Master of Business Administration (MBA). With the MBA program running for over 50 years, we have a broad and influential network of alumni in the local business community.

You’ll graduate with the skills, contacts and mental models needed to pursue leadership roles in your chosen business career.

What will you do?

We’ve designed the graduate diploma with maximum flexibility to suit the needs of working professionals. You can organise daytime, evening or weekend study hours and vary the number of courses you take per trimester. Through our rigorous program you will:

  • learn how to coordinate financial, physical, technological and human resources in pursuit of important objectives
  • take management courses in finance, economics, accounting and marketing
  • build advanced communication and decision-making skills
  • explore leading theories in action research
  • develop professional relationships and networks.

Note: Intakes occur throughout the year, in January, May and September, with Summer School options in January.

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year.

    For our students who are studying offshore in Semester 2, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    Intake January (including summer school options), May and September
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study A completed bachelor's degree from the University of Adelaide (or equivalent degree from another tertiary institution) and a minimum of two years relevant work experience.

    Applicants without a completed bachelor's degree must achieve a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score of 500; and have at least seven years of relevant work experience.

    All applicants must adequately meet the attributes of leadership, communication, team skills, motivation and business skills.

    Applicants may demonstrate they meet the work experience and attributes via a CV, essay responses or an interview. The process for assessment will be identical to the Master of Business Administration.

    How to Apply

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 016427G
    Intake January, May and September
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 7 Reading 6.5 Listening 6.5 Speaking 6.5 Writing 6.5
    TOEFL Overall 94 Reading 20 Listening 20 Speaking 22 Writing 24
    Pearson Overall 65 Reading 58 Listening 58 Speaking 58 Writing 58
    C1 Advanced Overall 185 Reading 176 Listening 176 Speaking 176 Writing 176
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    More Information
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent
    How to Apply
    https://business.adelaide.edu.au/mba/adelaide-mba/apply-now
  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $41,000

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $48,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Students in this program are generally already employed full-time.  They undertake this program in order to change careers or to improve and increase their understanding of business administration practices.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Professional Accreditation

    Adelaide Business School is AACSB* accredited, and as such our programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.
    * Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

    Potential careers

    Marketer / Marketing Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Manager, CEO, Product Manager, Project Manager, Team Leader, Innovation Manager

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Core Courses You must complete all of the following 3-unit courses:

    ACCTING 7100: Accounting for Managers
    CORPFIN 7101: Managerial Finance
    ECON 7239: Economics for Management
    MANAGEMT 7086: Fundamentals of Leadership
    MANAGEMT 7087: Managing Contemporary Organisations
    MANAGEMT 7104: Marketing Management
    Electives To satisfy the requirements for Electives, you must complete courses to the value of 6 units from other postgraduate courses offered by the University that are available to you.

    Assessment

    Assessment of courses usually comprises an individual assignment, a group assignment and an examination.  Some courses also have student participation in the classroom as an assessable component.  Students must pass all components of assessment in order to pass a course.

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    or contact our Adelaide MBA team directly to discuss your queries in further detail and find out if the Adelaide MBA program is right for you.

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Last updated: Sunday, 26 Apr 2020