Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

Course summary

The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration is designed as a pathway into the Master of Business Administration or a standalone qualification for experienced professionals with ambition and drive who wish to develop their responsible and sustainable leadership skills. You will gain a holistic strategic business point-of-view required to operate effectively in an increasingly competitive and changing global business world.

In addition to the first phase of the MBA structure where you will learn to diagnose issues in real organisations, you will also start to explore the latest thinking and practices from leading organisations and research worldwide, and evaluate emerging options in today’s business environment. You will also get the chance to fine-tune your skills in research, creative thinking and problem solving, ethical decision-making, communication and teamwork.

Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration provides a pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA), with credit for all 8 subjects completed during the Graduate Diploma.

Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong, Sydney

Course Code

2616

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

097854G

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

A recognised Bachelor degree or a tertiary academic qualification with duration of at least three years’ full-time equivalent, plus a minimum of three years’ relevant full-time professional or managerial experience and a one-page Statement of Motivation. Other tertiary qualifications combined with extensive professional work experience will be considered.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Sydney, Wollongong

On Campus

$18,888 (2021)

$37,776 (2021)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per trimester is based on a study load equivalent to 24 credit points, ie four subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

This program is not available to international applicants.

FEES

This program is not available to international students.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$20,064 (2021)

$40,128 (2021)

Sydney

On Campus

$20,064 (2021)

$40,128 (2021)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2020.

Applicant background

2020 intake

2020 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2020

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2021 Trimester 1

Wollongong

Orientation: 2 – 3 February 2020 (Sydney), 4 - 5 February 2021 (Wollongong)
Session: 8 February – 30 April 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 10 January 2021*
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed until start of session. Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Trimester 1

Sydney

Orientation: 2 – 3 February 2020 (Sydney), 4 - 5 February 2021 (Wollongong)
Session: 8 February – 30 April 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 10 January 2021*
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed until start of session. Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Trimester 2

Wollongong

Orientation: 11 - 12 May 2021 (Sydney), 13 – 14 May 2021 (Wollongong)
Session: 17 May – 13 August 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 18 April 2021*
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed until start of session. Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Trimester 2

Sydney

Orientation: 11 - 12 May 2021 (Sydney), 13 – 14 May 2021 (Wollongong)
Session: 17 May – 13 August 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 18 April 2021*
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed until start of session. Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Trimester 3

Wollongong

Orientation: 24 – 25 August 2021 (Sydney), 26 – 27 August 2021 (Wollongong)
Session: 30 August – 18 November 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 1 August 2021*
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed until start of session. Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Trimester 3

Sydney

Orientation: 24 – 25 August 2021 (Sydney), 26 – 27 August 2021 (Wollongong)
Session: 30 August – 18 November 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 1 August 2021*
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by this date will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after this date will continue to be assessed until start of session. Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

We offer three intakes per year, and many subjects are scheduled to fit in with your professional and lifestyle commitments. Some classes are offered on a weekly basis, mostly in the evening, while others run in intensive mode over the weekend to minimise time away from other responsibilities.

Our courses are continually developed, informed by research, structured on applied outcomes, recognised by industry, delivered by highly qualified academics and supported through additional specialised student learning and development resources.

Our dedicated student support services are built around your individual needs. Our student advisors, academic staff and careers consultant are available each week for consultation. Study skills workshops are also run weekly to ensure your success. We provide a number of social and semi-formal events that give you the opportunity to network with your peers, members of the local business community and alumni.

International students can take the elective subject, Global Workplace Practice, which includes practical job seeking activities and access to the Australian workforce either through an internship, industry-based project or part-time employment.