Who should study ECU’s Graduate Diploma of Business Administration?
Our Graduate Diploma of Business Administration is a great option for current and future leaders who want to expand their skills and gain a responsible business mindset.
Upon successfully completing your graduate diploma, you can continue your education to gain your Master of Business Administration by studying an additional six units.
Already have a bachelor's degree in Business or Commerce? You might be interested in our fast-tracked Master of Business Administration, which you can complete in only nine units. Reach out to a Student Enrolment Advisor to find out if you are eligible.
Why study a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration with ECU Online?
Focus on the human side of businessTransform your career, your team and your organisation through human-centred business practices. Dedicate yourself to your personal growth and build your expertise across business functions.
Study with a top business schoolThe Business disciplines at ECU are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, which is synonymous with excellence in business education. Less than 6 per cent of the world’s schools offering business degree programs hold accreditation with AACSB International.
Accessible, flexible and acceleratedThis accessible, flexible course is accelerated and 100% online, so your study fits your busy schedule. Study one unit at a time over each seven-week study period.
What you will learn
Learn to engage, support and empower individuals, teams and organisations. Develop the skills you need to manage relationships effectively. Understand and apply multiple leadership perspectives, including growth-oriented, supportive and inclusive approaches.
Instigate the transformation needed in increasingly complex business environments. Develop a responsible business mindset as you examine contemporary challenges like sustainability and inclusion.
Expertise across business functions
Build the broad skillset required of leaders in contemporary organisations and be able to support a diverse range of business functions. Understand and leverage strategic marketing concepts. Analyse financial performance and risk from multiple perspectives. Leverage data analytics to make better-informed business decisions.
Rankings and accreditations
2023 Good Universities GuideECU was rated five stars for Postgraduate Overall Experience.
2023 THE Subject RankingsECU has ranked in the top 250 universities in the world for Business and Economic studies.
AACSB International AccreditedThe Business disciplines at ECU are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
2022 AFR BOSS Best Business Schools list
ECU ranked as the #1 Business School for Quality.
Upon successfully completing the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration online, you will have the skills and knowledge to succeed in a number of roles including:
- General Manager
- Project Manager
- Development Manager
- Business Operations Manager
You will also be able to apply your skills in a variety of different fields, including construction, healthcare, education, entrepreneurship, energy and natural resources, and small business.
According to Glassdoor, the average salary for a manager in Australia is $120,000.
What you will study
The online Graduate Diploma of Business Administration consists of six units.
- Managing People and Organisations
- Marketing for Leaders
- Financial Performance, Accountability and Risk
- Data Analytics and Organisational Decision Making
- Strategic Management and International Competitiveness
- Responsible Management
To gain entry to the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration online, you will need:
- A bachelor’s degree OR;
- Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.
- Applicants must also meet English Language Requirements (Band 4). This can include IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0).
Meet your MBA Program Director
Dr Judy Lundy
Director of the Master of Business Administration program at the School of Business and Law
Dr Judy Lundy has a long career in the education, consulting and hospitality sectors and has taught HRM, Organisational Behaviour and Change Management in leading business and hospitality schools in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and The Netherlands.
Dr Lundy is passionate about building adaptive, inclusive and thriving workplaces through developing inclusive leaders and workplace practices which maximise benefits for individuals and organisations. Her aspirations as a faculty member in the School of Business and Law are to help shape future leaders who will help transform workplaces to meet the needs of increasingly diverse workforces. She has a DBA from University of Newcastle, an MBA (HRM) from University of New England and a Bachelor of Adult Education from the University of Canberra.
Fees and FEE-HELP
The cost of our Graduate Diploma of Business Administration is $27,000* for all six units.
To assist with some or all of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their postgraduate tuition fees.
To find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP, you can contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisors on 1300 707 760.
*2023 student fees are shown and are subject to change.