Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

The Master of Business Administration (Information Systems) develops graduate Business Managers and Information Systems specialist who are ready to participate in business as generalists. Graduates are prepared to be an effective conduit between both the information technology specialists and the key decision makers in the business. This program takes an interdisciplinary approach to provide work-ready graduates with real world skills. With themes of business intelligence, systems analysis and design, research and data systems projects and strategic planning.

Students can take advantage of our Study-period based system and suggested study pattern through our face-to-face study modes and complete the study in as little as four Study-periods. This course allows them to enter or exit via the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (GCBA) and Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (GDBA)

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
4 Units
Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
8 Units
of Business
12 Units


Graduate Diploma of Business Administration


Course Overview

If you’re seeking a flexible and practical business education, our Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) program is the perfect choice. The GDBA offers a broad foundation in essential business concepts and practices, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of key functional areas such as marketing, finance, systems, and management. This program is ideal for professionals seeking to enhance their business skills or transition into a managerial role


Domestic students – 3 Study Periods (full time)
International students- 1 year (full time)

Study Mood

Face to face

Course Fee

$26400 Total Course Fee  |  $19,800/Year  |  $9,900/Semester  |  $3,300/Unit

Entry Requirement

Bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution (Equivalent to AQF7) OR Any Graduate Certificate (Equivalent to AQF8) OR Any Tertiary qualification (Equivalent to AQF5 or AQF 6) with five years relevant work experience in management or supervisory role.

English Proficiency

IELTS: Overall score 6.0 (or better) (with no band score less than 5.5)

TOEFL: Overall score 60-78 with minimum scores; Reading 12, Listening 11, Speaking 17 and Writing 20

Pearson (PTE Academic): Overall score 50 (or better) (with no score less than 42)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) with a score of 169 above. No less than 162 in each skill

Course Structure

The Graduate Diploma of Business Administration consists 6 core Units and 2 electives (80 credit points total)


March, July, November

Delivery Location

Level 4, 303 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Core/Elective/Specialist/Capstone Units GDBA
No. Core/Ele/Spl/Cap Code Core Unit Name
1 Core FIN400 Accounting and Finance for Business
2 Core MKT400 Marketing Management
3 Core MGT400 Change Management and Organisational Behaviour
4 Core BIS400 Business Information systems
5 Core MGT500 Leadership and Ethical Behaviour
6 Core MGT502 Strategic Management
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