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Graduate Diploma in International Business

Degree Type Graduate Diploma

Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3GD073

CRICOS 072308F

This program is no longer offered, please see Master of International Management

The Graduate Diploma in International Business provides students with an understanding of the key concepts of international business with a global perspective. Students will acquire relevant analytical skills to examine the forces that shape the changing of international business environments and operations, at both the macroeconomic and firm levels.

The Graduate Diploma in International Business is an option for students who wish to undertake study beyond the scope of the Graduate Certificate in International Business.

To qualify for the degree, a candidate shall satisfactorily complete a program of study comprising 24 units. The maximum time permitted for completion of the program is three years.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3GD073
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake January, May and September
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent with at least a credit average, or a completed Graduate Certificate in International Business from the University of Adelaide.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GD073

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 072308F
    Intake January 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 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
    Cambridge 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
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree with a credit average.
    How to Apply
    This program is no longer offered
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $28,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $40,000


    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

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Professional Accreditation

    The University's business programs have been awarded a five year international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 

    AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than 5% of the world's business schools.

    This means the University of Adelaide's Business Degrees are recognised internationally for their high quality and successful graduates.

    Potential careers

    Advertising Officer, Business Analyst, Business Data Analyst, Hospitality, International Government and Trade Policy Adviser, International Trade or Business Analyst, Lecturer, Management Consultant, Manager / Business Management, Marketer / Marketing Manager, Marketing - Agriculture, Food & Wine, Market Researcher, Producer, Tutor

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    Students complete 6 core courses in International Business and 2 elective courses in thematic areas in International Business.

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Example Study Plan

    Core courses:

    INTBUS 7500 Fundamentals of International Business
    INTBUS 7015 Cross Cultural Management and Negotiation
    ACCTING 7025 Accounting Essentials for Decision Makers
    COMMGMT 7006 People and Organisations
    ECON 7200 Economic Principles
    MARKETING 7104 Marketing Management

    Electives to the value of 6 units
    from the following:

    INTBUS 7500 Managing Multinational Corporations
    INTBUS 7504 Services Internationalisation
    INTBUS 7503 International Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    MARKETNG 7024 Developing Global Markets
    COMMERCE 7036 Knowledge Management and Measurement
    COMMGMT 7012 Corporate Governance and Globalisation

    Economics and International Trade

    ECON 7058 Development Economics
    ECON 7052 East Asian Economics
    TRADE 5000 International Trade Negotiations & Agreements
    TRADE 7004 Principles of International Trade & Development
    TRADE 7005 Agriculture & Food in International Trade
    TRADE 5001 International Trade: Strategies and Organisations

    Internship Courses
    Subject to approval students may be eligible to undertake the following electives:
    PROF 7500 Industry Placement
    PROF 7502 International Internship
    PROF 7503 Professions Internship Program


    Course assessments can involve a variety of tasks including group assignment and exams.

  • Further Information

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    Phone: +61 8 8313 7335 (toll free 1800 061 459)

    The annual Open Day and Information Night events provide an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

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Last updated: Monday, 11 Sep 2017