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Your global business career starts here with the support of a world-leading business school

Start your business career here at Bond University with the Diploma of Business. This program will equip you with the foundational knowledge to manage teams, resolve conflict, and make decisions effectively. You’ll also gain a broad understanding of the different network technologies and cultural understanding.

Study Business alongside students from Australia and your global community

Bond University Higher Education Diploma students are integrated into the Bond community from day one! As a Bond student you will have access to all of Bond university’s state of the art facilities. You will learn with university students and also have the support of extra tutorials just for Diploma students. Transition into a university degree seamlessly having already been part of the Bond community. Bond University College students have access to the Transformer, an Australian-first program aimed at teaching you big-picture thinking, creative problem solving and evidence-based decision making so you can make a real difference in the community, your own business or an existing one. Learn more

Below is an example of some of the degrees our diploma programs credit into.

Diploma Program

Bachelor Program

Number of Credits

Diploma of Business

Bachelor of Business

8

Diploma of BusinessBachelor of Commerce8

Diploma of Business

Bachelor Business/ Bachelor of Commerce

8

Diploma of Business

Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Laws

8
Diploma of BusinessBachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Laws8

Diploma of Business

Bachelor of International Relations/ Bachelor of Business

8
Diploma of BusinessBachelor of International Relations8

Diploma of Business

Bachelor of Laws

7

What our students say

Harsh Shukla, India

Diploma of Business > Bachelor of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying

"My Journey was full of learning experiences and self discovery. Studying a Diploma of Business was beneficial for my self-development and my understanding of different managerial processes involved in Business. Learning from experts in the field made studies more practical to understand. I felt privileged to be a part of such a wonderful institution. Now I have completed my studies I am a Graduate Quantity Surveyor at Alder Constructions".

Harsh Shukla, India

Diploma of Business > Bachelor of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying

"My Journey was full of learning experiences and self discovery. Studying a Diploma of Business was beneficial for my self-development and my understanding of different managerial processes involved in Business. Learning from experts in the field made studies more practical to understand. I felt privileged to be a part of such a wonderful institution. Now I have completed my studies I am a Graduate Quantity Surveyor at Alder Constructions".

Key features

  • Complete your diploma in only eight months
  • Integrate into the university environment from day one
  • Have the support of extra tutorials just for diploma students
  • Articulate into the third semester of the corresponding bachelor program

About the program

The Diploma of Business offers you a broad foundation for a range of career opportunities in the corporate sphere. Core subjects provide you with the fundamentals of accounting, economics, marketing and digital transformation of business.  You will gain core skills in managing teams, leadership, communicating in groups, conflict resolution, problem-solving, individual and group decision making, information management, the use of different network technologies, and an understanding of ethics, morals and cultural beliefs. Show more

The Diploma of Business offers you a broad foundation for a range of career opportunities in the corporate sphere. Core subjects provide you with the fundamentals of accounting, economics, marketing and digital transformation of business.  You will gain core skills in managing teams, leadership, communicating in groups, conflict resolution, problem-solving, individual and group decision making, information management, the use of different network technologies, and an understanding of ethics, morals and cultural beliefs.

Successful completion of the Diploma of Business guarantees you a place in most undergraduate degrees at Bond University, including the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Commerce, with a possible 80 credit points credited towards your new program of study Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2019
  • January 2020
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
Program typeDiploma
Study areaBusiness and Commerce, Foundation Programs
Program codeCO-00008
CRICOS code078663E
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Successful completion of the Diploma of Business will provide students with either a pathway to Bond University undergraduate degrees or to start their career in a broad range of opportunities in business, management, marketing and advertising, market research or information management.

The Diploma of Business is comprised of 8 compulsory subjects and 1 compulsory skills building subject. Students must complete the following eight (8) subjects for the Diploma of Business:

*BCAS01-020 Academic Skills is a compulsory 0 credit point subject that provides you with core academic skills including referencing, academic writing and time management. It must be completed in your first semester (weeks 2 to 6).

Recommended study plan

For information regarding appropriate enrolment for each semester, we recommend that students see the Program structure and sequence webpage.

The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:

  • 2019 fees: $14,720 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
  • 2020 fees: $15,680 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other living costs to consider.

Domestic Students

Entry into the Diploma of Business requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent (OP 16 to 21/ATAR 58.20-45.25). Bond University College offers tertiary preparation programs (Foundation Program and University Preparation Program) for students who do not currently have the required academic qualifications.

  • Work experience - ANZCO Skill level 3 for 1 year full-time equivalent
  • Incomplete Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (passing grades in 2 subjects)
  • STAT result of 144
  • OP ineligible Schedule equivalent rank to OP 16 to 21

International Students

View the International academic entry requirements.

English language proficiency requirements

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to apply.

 

What our academics say

Vishal Mehrotra

Academic Teacher - Marketing

“Marketing is pervasive. You actively and enthusiastically participate in it (often without even realising it). It engages you in increasingly personal ways to enrich your life with products and services that transcend function.

BCDP02-005 is an invigorating introduction to the basic concepts and practices of marketing. We delve into the theory and practice of marketing to gain a fundamental understanding of what it is, how it achieves the management of profitable customer relationships, the tools available to marketers to do this and the impact the broader environment has on it.

This program provides a sound and exciting foundation to help you harness the greatest force in business”.

Vishal Mehrotra

Academic Teacher - Marketing

“Marketing is pervasive. You actively and enthusiastically participate in it (often without even realising it). It engages you in increasingly personal ways to enrich your life with products and services that transcend function.

BCDP02-005 is an invigorating introduction to the basic concepts and practices of marketing. We delve into the theory and practice of marketing to gain a fundamental understanding of what it is, how it achieves the management of profitable customer relationships, the tools available to marketers to do this and the impact the broader environment has on it.

This program provides a sound and exciting foundation to help you harness the greatest force in business”.

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