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Graduate Diploma of Business (Business Foundations)

Graduate Diploma of Business (Business Foundations) (GDBZ)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • On-campus
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov
This specialisation commences from Semester 1, 2023. 

Overview

  • If you don’t have a bachelor qualification in the business area, and want to go on to study the Master of Business, the Business Foundation specialisation can be an ideal start for you. Combine your studies in Business Foundations with elective business courses to tailor your unique career path.
  • Develop the ability to design solutions to dynamic issues and evaluate available digital technologies in collaborative teams. Your studies covers foundational knowledge in adaptive leadership, talent strategy, customer experience and managerial economics.
  • The flexible delivery at UniSQ allows you to study business courses online or on-campus, part-time or full-time depending on what suits your career goals and work/life commitments.

Further study

The Graduate Certificate of Business can be a stepping stone if you want to go on and study the Master of Business.

Career outcomes

  • The Graduate Diploma of Business (Business Foundations) is perfect for you to up-skill, re-skill and side-skill within a profession or industry, or can be a great start to your business career.

Entry requirements

  • Completion of an Australian university bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent.
    or
  • A minimum of three years’ professional work experience, or equivalent. Further information on admission through work experience is available.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 2
Specialisation courses 4
Electives 2
Total 8

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 29120

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2022. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

Select to start your degree in one of the following intakes:

  • Trimester 1, 2023 - applications close 23 January and the Trimester 1 study period commences on 23 January, 2023.
  • Block 2, 2023 - applications close 20 March and the Block 2 study period commences on 20 March, 2023.
  • Trimester 2, 2023 - applications close 15 May and the Trimester 2 study period commences on 15 May, 2023.
  • Block 4, 2023 - applications close 10 July and the Block 4 study period commences on 10 July, 2023.
  • Trimester 3, 2023 - applications close 4 September and the Trimester 3 study period commences on 4 September, 2023.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

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Begin your study journey today with Australia's #1 university for graduate starting salary* and start the degree that’s right for you.

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