Graduate Diploma in Commerce
Navigate the business realm
The University of Adelaide’s Business School has been pushing boundaries in business education for over 115 years. We have a wide range of innovative postgraduate courses designed to build advanced business skills and knowledge.
This one-year program offers a high quality and flexible introduction to the commercial realm.
What will you do?
- Study foundational commercial and business practices.
- Explore accounting, economics and finance principles.
- Build management and marketing knowledge.
- Pursue electives according to your interests and career goals.
- Advance your communication skills.
Where could it take you?
Our diploma may meet your needs for professional development by itself, or end up counting towards a Master of Commerce. If your strengths lie in understanding and working with people you could pursue marketing or project management. Perhaps you’ve a knack for patterns and numbers that will see you move into corporate accounting or market research.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3GD071 Intake February and July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study Bachelor degree or equivalent.SATAC Code: 3GD071
CRICOS 071377A Intake February and July
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 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
- Graduate entry only
- Bachelor degree or equivalent
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $31,000
Annual tuition fees International student place: $44,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
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)
Business Manager, Communications Analyst, Data Analyst, Econometrician, Economist, Fund and Portfolio Manager, Industrial Organiser, Policy Adviser, Statistician
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Commerce, students must complete:
- Core courses to the value of 12 units
- Elective courses to the value of 12 units
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
Four Core Courses ACCTING 7019: Accounting Concepts and Methods
CORPFIN 7033: Quantitative Methods
ECON 7200: Economic Principles
MARKETNG 7104: Marketing Management
Four Elective Courses Choose from:
ACCTING 7009: Auditing and Assurance Services
ACCTING 7014: Management Accounting
ACCTING 7023: Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCTFIN 7017: Financial Statement Analysis
COMMLAW 7011: Corporate Law
COMMLAW 7013: Income Taxation
ACCTFIN 7017: Financial Statement Analysis
CORPFIN 7019: Advanced Funds Management
CORPFIN 7020: Derivatives
CORPFIN 7021: Corporate Investment Evaluation
CORPFIN 7022: Advanced Corporate Finance
CORPFIN 7023: Financial Modelling Techniques
CORPFIN 7039: Equity Valuation and Analysis
CORPFIN 7040: Fixed Income Securities
CORPFIN 7042: Corporate Financial Risk Management
COMMGMT 7007: Strategic Management
COMMERCE 7036: Knowledge Management and Measurement
MARKETNG 7023: Understanding Consumers
MARKETNG 7024: Developing Global Markets
MARKETNG 7025: Integrated Marketing Communications
MARKETNG 7032: Strategic Marketing
ECON 7032: Public Economics
ECON 7036: International Trade and Investment Policy IID
ECON 7220: Challenges Facing Economic Policy Makers
ECON 7011: Intermediate Microeconomics IID
ECON 7070: Labour Economics
Subject to approval students may be eligible to undertake the following electives:
PROF 7500: Professions Internship Program
PROF 7502: International Internship
Course assessments can involve a variety of tasks including group assignment and exams.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 15 Jan 2020