The Course Overview can be used to view the course structure and sequence in which subjects should be studied. All subjects named 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,
- Students select 6 subjects from the Core Subjects list.
- Students select 2 elective subjects which may be chosen from:
- Subjects in the Approved Elective Subjects and/or
- Additional subjects from the Core Subjects list
- Students will study the course with the following study pattern, assuming no Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) has been approved:
- 4 Core subjects in the first trimester
- 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.
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
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.
PATHWAY TO FURTHER STUDIES
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 postgraduate 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.
Core Subjects (select 6)
|ACC700||Principles of Accounting|
|BUS705||Strategic Marketing Management|
|BUS708||Statistics and Data Analysis (replaces BUS701 Research methods Qualitative and Quantitative)|
|BUS709||Communication in Business|
|MGT702||Human Resource Management|
|MGT708||Organisations and Organisational Behaviour|
Approved Elective Subjects (select 2)
|Note: Some electives have pre-requisites (shown in brackets). Students choosing electives with a pre-requisite must have completed the pre-requisite first.|
|ACC701||Financial Accounting (ACC700)|
|ACC703||Accounting Information Systems (ACC700)|
|ACC704||Companies and Security Law (BUS702)|
|MGT703||Knowledge Management (MGT708)|
|MGT705||Cross-cultural Management (MGT708)|
|MGT706||Change Management (MGT708)|
Articulation to a Master of Accounting (MAcc) or a Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)
If considering articulation to the Master of Professional Accounting or the Master of Accounting, core subjects and electives should be chosen carefully if students wish to maximise Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) by Internal Credit Transfer (ICT) and progression.
Students considering articulation into either course should refer to the relevant Course Overview to decide which subjects will best suit their articulation.