Your global business career starts here with a Bond University Diploma of Business
The upcoming semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they're on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond's exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.
Whether you’re looking at a pathway into university or making a career move, the Diploma of Business 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.
Pathway into the third semester of a Bond Bachelor program
The Diploma of Business is a two-semester program, allowing you to complete your diploma in only eight months. Upon successful completion of the diploma, you can pathway into the third semester of a Bond University undergraduate degree with a possible 80 credit points. 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 Business||Bachelor of Commerce||8|
|Diploma of Business||Bachelor Business/ Bachelor of Commerce||8|
|Diploma of Business||Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Laws||8|
|Diploma of Business||Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Laws||8|
|Diploma of Business||Bachelor of International Relations/ Bachelor of Business||8|
|Diploma of Business||Bachelor of Laws||8|
|Diploma of Business||Bachelor of Business Data Analytics||8|
|Diploma of Business||Bachelor of Business Law||8|
|Diploma of Business||Bachelor of Communication||8|
|Diploma of Business||Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Social Science||8|
|Diploma of Business||Bachelor of Communication (Business)||8|
|Diploma of Business||Bachelor of International Hotel & Tourism Management||8*|
|Diploma of Business||Bachelor of Sport Management||8|
*Students may choose 4 general electives or an optional minor.
What our students say
- 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 and marketing. 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 and marketing. 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. If you are pathwaying to the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Commerce or the Bachelor of Business Data Analytics you will take Economics. If you are pathwaying to the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management or Bachelor of Sport Management you will take Concepts of Strategy. Successful completion of the Diploma of Business guarantees you a place in most undergraduate degrees at Bond University, including the Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Business Data Analytics, Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management or Bachelor of Sport Management with a possible 80 credit points credited towards your new program of study. Show less
|Mode||On Campus and Remote|
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
|Duration||2 semesters (8 months)|
|Study area||Business and Commerce, Foundation Programs|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
- BCAS01-020 Academic Skills*
- BCDP02-101 Critical Thinking and Communication
- BCDP02-102 Collaboration, Teams and Leadership
- BCDP02-103 Responsibility, Integrity and Civic Discourse
- BCDP02-033 Introduction to Global Citizenship
- BCDP02-005 Marketing
- BCDP02-008 Accounting for Decision Making
- BCDP02-054 Elementary Maths
Students must complete the mandatory subjects above, plus one elective subject pertaining to the mainstream undergraduate program (refer to sequencing plans below).
Structure to articulate to the Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Data Analytics
Please choose the elective below.
Structure to articulate to the Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management or Bachelor of Sport Management
Please choose the elective below.
*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 the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.
Semester program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $15,560* per semester average
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2021: $31,120
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 most other universities.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.
Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.
* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.
Domestic Applicants with recent secondary education
Entry score for 2021 entry
|Min ATAR||Min OP|
International Secondary School students
For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.
Alternative entry pathways
For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:
- Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
- Bond University Diploma programs
- Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
- Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
- Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
- Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) result 144
- Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
- Employment experience (ANZCO Skill level 3 for 1 year full-time equivalent) verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.
For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.
English language proficiency requirements - IELTS Academic Overall 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information
How to apply
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.