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Graduate Diploma of Business

Graduate Diploma of Business (GDBZ)

Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, May, Sep
Note:  Not all specialisations are available on-campus.


  • Extend your career opportunities and undertake specialised postgraduate study in business.
  • With a wide range of specialisations, or the ability to tailor a degree to suit your interests, UniSQ’s Graduate Diploma of Business gives you the opportunity to align your study interests to areas that best support your business career aspirations.
  • The Graduate Diploma of Business’ flexibility also provides you with the option to choose two specialisations.
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What is a Graduate Diploma of Business?

A Graduate Diploma in Business is a postgraduate coursework qualification often studied after a bachelor degree to advance your business knowledge.

A graduate diploma usually incorporates the same course options as a graduate certificate but builds on your knowledge from the certificate and advances your skills further. It also has similar coursework subjects as a masters degree, but with the flexibility of not having to commit to a full masters degree.

What is the difference between a Graduate Diploma and Certificate of Business?

The main difference between a Graduate Certificate of Business and Graduate Diploma of Business is the time it takes to complete each.

Compared to the four to five months it takes to finish a graduate certificate, it takes up to 12 months of full-time study to complete the eight units required in a Graduate Diploma of Business online or on-campus.

In both the certificate and diploma, you can opt to study part-time which does increase the time it takes to complete the degree.

Why study a Graduate Diploma of Business?

At UniSQ you can tailor your learning experience to suit your personal interests and career goals by choosing from a variety of Graduate Diploma in Business specialisations including:

There are many great reasons as to why you should get started in a Graduate Diploma in Business:

  • When you add a postgraduate study your resume you may increase your pay packet.
  • Expand your knowledge.
  • Choose a specialisation that focuses on your interest or career.
  • A stepping stone to further study.
What are the pathways to entry?

At UniSQ, there is more than one journey to study a Graduate Diploma of Business. If you don’t meet the entry requirements, we have a pathway option to suit you.

Would you like to talk through your study options? Get in touch and we can provide you with the personalised support and advice you need.

Why study a Graduate Diploma of Business with UniSQ?
  • UniSQ’s Graduate Diploma in Business’ flexibility provides you with the option to choose two specialisations.
  • Use your Graduate Diploma in Business degree as a stepping stone into the Master of Business which could lead to a postgraduate research degree.
  • Study online from anywhere in the world or immerse yourself in campus life. Regardless of how you choose to study, you’ll experience the same level of support and opportunity to connect with others.