Graduate Diploma of Business

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The Course Overview can be used to view the course structure and sequence in which subjects should be studied. All subjects named (LISTED) in the Course Overviews are core subjects and must be studied to satisfy the requirements of the particular award.

The subjects in shaded boxes must be studied in the order they are presented as they provide pre-requisite knowledge for other subjects. The remaining subjects (core and elective) have a recommended trimester, but may be studied in other available trimester slots to suit individual student preferences, provided pre-requisites have been completed.

Students may choose any elective subjects from the list following the Course Overview, provided the subject is offered in the trimester they wish to study it and they have met the relevant pre-requisites.

Graduate Diploma of Business (CRICOS 087650B)

The Graduate Diploma of Business is a professional graduate course which provides opportunities for applicants holding a degree in any discipline to gain broadly-based knowledge and practical skills in management at an advanced level. The Graduate Diploma provides expert insights into the core concepts and practices of business. It also develops the skills for leadership and business administration and self-directed learning, and provides opportunities for applying this knowledge to business problems and for exercising initiative in typical management roles.

The Graduate Diploma of Business has 6 core subjects and 2 electives designed to equip managers with the skills for decision-making, critical analysis, business planning and managing people which are crucial for success in business. It covers the core functions of management and business administration, finance and strategy, and the relationships between them.

To complete the Graduate Diploma of Business,

  1. Students MUST study and gain the six (6) Core Subjects shown in the planner below.
  2. Students are to select two (2) elective subjects from the list below.
  3. Students will study the course with the following study pattern, assuming no Credit Transfer has been approved:
    1. 4 Core subjects in the first trimester
    2. 2 Core plus 2 Elective subjects in the second trimester

Depending on the core and elective subjects chosen, students completing the Graduate Diploma of Business can articulate into the Master of Accounting with a maximum of 5 credits for prior learning, or the Master of Professional Accounting with a maximum of 8 credits for prior learning.

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Business may find entry level graduate employment as an Analyst, Arts Administrator or Manager, Business Administration Manager, Contract, Program and Project Administrator, Corporate Services Manager or Management Consultant among other career paths.

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Business are eligible to apply for admission into further postgraduate qualifications in Australia and overseas. Graduates may apply for admission to KOI’s Master of Accounting or Master of Professional Accounting with credit given for relevant studies completed within the Graduate Diploma of Business.

The table in the pop-up window here gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at KOI. It provides data on students that commenced Graduate Diploma of Business study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available, including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.

The table in the pop-up window here gives ATAR profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in Trimester 1, 2022

General admission criteria apply to the course.

Course Overview

First Trimester

ACC700Principles of Accounting
BUS702Business Law
BUS709Communication in Business

Second Trimester

ACC701Financial Accounting (ACC700)
FIN700Financial Management

Approved Elective Subjects (select 2)

Electives have pre-requisites (shown in brackets). Students must have completed the pre-requisite before enrolling into elective subjects.
BUS708Statistics and Data Analysis
ACC703Accounting Information Systems
(Pre-req: ACC700)
ACC704Companies and Security Law
(Pre-req: BUS702)

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