Course and Subject Handbook 2014 Course Information Postgraduate Courses Graduate Diploma of Business Administration –ALL intakes (Singapore)

Graduate Diploma of Business Administration –ALL intakes (Singapore)

Course Code





Law, Business and the Creative Arts


This course will be an exit only course from mid-2014. This course information is for the following students:

  • Singapore students commencing in 2014 in the first, second or third trimester intakes

Award Requirements

Course Structure



Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree, equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree, from this or another university; or

Other qualifications recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts as equivalent to the above; or

Completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration from this university.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non-English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.

Additional selection requirements


Special admission requirements


Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points

Additional course rules


Additional completion requirements


Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

Graduates awarded the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration will be able to:

  • Critically analyse business-related knowledge and practice from both historical and recent perspectives

  • Consolidate the application of differing sustainable business performance methods

  • Synthesise sustainable economic, social and environmental practices and value systems

  • Apply established concepts to provide solutions to complex business and professional practice problems

  • Critically analyse contemporary business issues using appropriate models and make reasoned recommendations

  • Apply creative and innovative thinking effectively to business practice

  • Present complex information appropriately to differing audiences using:

(a) Effective oral presentation skills

(b) Clear and fluent written communication

  • Work effectively in achieving common goals, demonstrating both:

(a) Collaboration

(b) Leadership

  • Adapt sustainable business constructs and skills to theoretical or practical situations

  • Exercise independent ethical judgment in solving differing business problems creatively

  • Demonstrate a capacity for personal reflection and self-development in relation to professional business learning and practice

Course Structure



LB5214:03 Current Business Issues

LB5215:03 Strategy and Leadership

LB5212:03 Financial Foundations for Managers

LB5201:03 Managing Business in a Global Context


Select 6 credit points (generally two subjects) from the MBA Outer Core


LB5202:03 Marketing Management *

LB5205:03 People in Organisations #

LB5209:03 Managing Globally

CO5125:03 Economics for Managers

CP5603:03 Advanced E-Security

LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise ^

CO5119:03 Business Law

CO5124:03 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling !!

LB5210:03 Independent Studies

*-This subject is compulsory for students selecting the MBA Marketing Major

#-This subject is compulsory for students selecting the MBA Human Resource Management Major

^-This subject is compulsory for students selecting the MBA International Tourism Major

!!-This subject is compulsory for students selecting the MBA Accounting and Finance Major


Select 6 credit points (generally two subjects) from either the MBA Outer Core or any subject from an MBA major or from any level 5 subject









This course information is for Singapore students commencing in 2014




Expected time to complete

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

4 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year


Course progression requisites


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


Special assessment requirements


Accreditation requirements


Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade


Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.

Advanced Standing


Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

12 credit points


Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.


Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 8 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

No advanced standing will be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the relevant number of credit points and appropriate subjects, may be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate of Business Administration.

Course articulation

Candidates who complete the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration are eligible for entry to the Master of Business Administration, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under the Graduate Diploma.