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Graduate Diploma in Business Administration - 724AA

Course Code: 724AA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
UCI - Ningbo University, Ningbo
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Business School
UAC Code: 880195
CRICOS Code: 029992E
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) is designed to build upon the knowledge and competencies gained in the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (GCBA). It focuses on developing the skills and abilities required to lead and manage in complex, global and changing business environments by providing students with a sound understanding of the management disciplines of accounting and finance, marketing, managing people, economics, data analysis and international business. Elective studies provide the opportunity to extend this knowledge base.

Completion of the Diploma enables progression to a masters, including the MBA. Graduates of the GCBA may receive full credit.

The course schedule is designed to meet the needs of both full and part-time students through mainstream and weekend delivery options.


Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
In person Faculty of Business, Government and Law student support area (Building 11, Level B, Room 27 - Reception counter) or Email

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University Admissions Committee or have completed the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.

Additional Admission Requirements


Assumed Knowledge


Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration GradDip BusAdmin

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

This course is closed to new admissions from semester 2, 2014. Please contact the Faculty via the enquiry details below for further information.

Professional Accreditation


Graduate Employment

The GDBA enables career progression from specialist-based positions to middle and senior level managerial positions in both the public and private sectors.

Course Duration

Standard two semesters full-time equivalen. Maximum eight semesters.



Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is subsumable into the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, which is subsumable within the following: Master of Business Administration; Master of International Business.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UCI - Ningbo University, Ningbo-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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