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Your global business career starts here with a Bond University Diploma of Business

The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format with a mixture of on-campus, mixed mode and remote classes. All students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional, personalised learning experience regardless of their location. For students who are able to attend campus, we are working toward the resumption of face-to-face classes especially for small group instruction such as 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 ProgramBachelor ProgramNumber of Credits
Diploma of BusinessBachelor of Business8
Diploma of BusinessBachelor of Commerce8
Diploma of BusinessBachelor Business/ Bachelor of Commerce8
Diploma of BusinessBachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Laws8
Diploma of BusinessBachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Laws8
Diploma of BusinessBachelor of International Relations/ Bachelor of Business8
Diploma of BusinessBachelor of Laws8
Diploma of BusinessBachelor of Business Data Analytics8
Diploma of BusinessBachelor of Business Law8
Diploma of BusinessBachelor of Communication8
Diploma of BusinessBachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Social Science8
Diploma of BusinessBachelor of Communication (Business)8
Diploma of BusinessBachelor of International Hotel & Tourism Management8*
Diploma of BusinessBachelor of Sport Management8

*Students may choose 4 general electives or an optional minor. 

What our students say

Elizabeth O'Hagan

Diploma of Business > Bachelor of Commerce > Graduate Analyst at Pinnacle Investment Management

"The Diploma of Business helped me transition smoothly from working full time to studying full time. The subjects covered in the Diploma gave me a good foundation of knowledge before starting my degree. The campus is really nice and the small class sizes make learning more personable. Bond has great facilities and the learning experience is unparalleled. Every class I’ve had at Bond, the teachers have known me by name and have been more than willing to do whatever they can. It’s a very encouraging atmosphere as the teachers want to see you succeed".

Elizabeth O'Hagan

Diploma of Business > Bachelor of Commerce > Graduate Analyst at Pinnacle Investment Management

"The Diploma of Business helped me transition smoothly from working full time to studying full time. The subjects covered in the Diploma gave me a good foundation of knowledge before starting my degree. The campus is really nice and the small class sizes make learning more personable. Bond has great facilities and the learning experience is unparalleled. Every class I’ve had at Bond, the teachers have known me by name and have been more than willing to do whatever they can. It’s a very encouraging atmosphere as the teachers want to see you succeed".

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 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

ModeOn Campus and Remote
Multi-modal delivery with a combination of on-campus, mixed mode and remote classes
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
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]

Mandatory subjects

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

  • 2020 fees: $15,680 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
  • 2021 fees: $16,240 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 costs to consider.

Domestic Students

Entry into the Diploma of Business requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent (OP 16 to 20/ATAR 64.95-50.00). Bond University College offers tertiary preparation programs (Foundation Program and Diploma 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 20

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.

Future outcomes

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.

 

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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