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Your business career starts now

Whether you’re looking at a pathway into university or making a career move, the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration will equip you with the core technical skills for effective decision making including the development of the interpersonal, cross-cultural and communication skills that are required to lead in the implementation of these decisions. The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration is a two-semester program allowing you to complete your diploma in only eight months. This program serves as a pathway particularly for students wanting to move into an MBA.

Key features

  • Complete your diploma in only eight months
  • Integrate into the university environment from day one
  • Career success - At Bond Business School, we put as much emphasis on the ‘business’ as we do on the ‘school’ — Bringing the corporate world into the classroom and the classroom into the corporate world.

About the program

The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, an 8 subject generalist management program, can be undertaken as a stand-alone qualification or a pathway to the MBA program. Starting with a leadership-focused retreat, the program creates lifelong personal and professional connections. Show more

The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, an 8 subject generalist management program, can be undertaken as a stand-alone qualification or a pathway to the MBA program. Starting with a leadership-focused retreat, the program creates lifelong personal and professional connections. The program is designed to introduce graduates to some of the core underlying technical skills that inform effective decision making, including the development of the interpersonal, cross-cultural and communication skills that are required to lead in the implementation of these decisions. Over 50% of the students are international with some 22 different nationalities represented. 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 typePostgraduate Diploma
Study areaBusiness and Commerce
Program codeBN-13002
CRICOS code0100508
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

You must complete all of the following subjects:

Electives

  • Students can choose 2 General Elective Subject (20CP).
    General elective – A subject that may be chosen from any subject on offer across the University provided requisites, enrolment restrictions and any other faculty requirements have been met.

Please visit BBS Program Structure and Sequencing for guidance on study plans.

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: $19,565 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
  • 2020 fees: $20,280 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)

Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.

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.

Academic entry requirements

Entry into the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration requires completion of an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution and 3 years' work experience. 

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

English language proficiency requirements

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

Key dates

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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.

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