Course and Subject Handbook 2021 Courses Postgraduate Courses Graduate Diploma of Business Administration Global

Graduate Diploma of Business Administration Global

Handbook year

2021

Course code

300206

Course type

Graduate Diploma (Coursework) (AQF Level 8)

Owner

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

College

Business, Law and Governance

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a cognate* discipline from this or another university and 2 years business experience*: or
  • Four years Management experience** in a managerial role, to the satisfaction of the Course Coordinator: or
  • Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Dean, College of Business Law and Governance as equivalent to the above.

*Cognate disciplines: Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Management, Commerce, HRM, Economics, Tourism and Hospitality or other disciplines where students will have completed study relating to organisational behaviour, business, strategy, marketing, economics, communication and people management.

*Business experience: Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years full-time equivalent professional work experience in a business environment. Students will have business experience relating to organisational behaviour, business, strategy, marketing, economics, communication and people management.

**Management experience: Applicants must have a minimum of 4 years full-time equivalent professional work experience in a management, leadership or supervisory level in a business environment or be eligible for a member grade status of a relevant professional organisation.  Students will have demonstrable effective management experience relating to organisational behaviour, business, strategy, marketing, economics, communication and people management.

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Graduate Diploma degrees.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Additional admission requirements

Admissions based on relevant management experience in a managerial role must be supported by a detailed CV and proof of work experience (e.g. a letter from an employer detailing the position and job description).

Special admission requirements

Candidates will need to ensure that they have reliable access to internet services and computing resources.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

24 credit points as per course structure

Post-admission requirements

Computer and internet access is required.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration Global, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply an advanced body of knowledge, including an understanding and awareness of recent developments in one or more business disciplines.
  • Retrieve, analyse and evaluate information, concepts and theories from a range of sources.
  • Apply a range of methods, techniques and tools to plan and conduct business.
  • Organize, analyse and interpret business data using analytical, statistical and digital skills to make informed decisions.
  • Model and present advanced communication skills to diverse audiences using written and oral English language skills and digital tools.
  • Identify, analyse and generate solutions to problems in global and tropical contexts
  • Plan and support effective, resilient and inclusive businesses and communities through innovative and sustainable business practices.
  • Exercise independent ethical judgement and governance in a variety of business contexts
  • Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes to identify and manage professional learning needs and performance, autonomously and in collaboration with others

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

CAROUSEL 1

CO5724:03 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling

CP5640:03 Information Management and Analytics Technology

LB5714:03 Management and Leadership Skills

LB5722:03 Marketing Strategy, Analytics and Development

CAROUSEL 2

CO5809:03 Corporate Finance

LB5824:03 Business Innovation and Technology Management

LB5813:03 Corporate Strategy

CP5806:03 Data Information: Management, Security, Privacy and Ethics

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

JCU Online

This course is 100% online through a carousel delivery model.

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1.5 years in continuous carousel mode (24 credit points) or equivalent part time

Explanation – Eight study periods yields 64 weeks, but potentially spanning one mid-year recess and two end-of-year breaks can add up to 8 weeks for a total of 72 weeks, compared to 1.5 years (78 weeks).

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Explanation – "part-time" modality for carousel offerings is expected to be at 2/3 of the full-time rate rather than 1/2 (study 16 weeks, 8 weeks off) as this results in 6 credit points per Teaching Period. 72 weeks x 1.5 + 1 year Leave of Absence = 160 weeks, compared to 3 years (156 weeks). In Carousel model a leave of absence cannot be a full year if the student wishes to come back into the next subject.

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Should successfully complete carousel 1 before attempting any carousel 2 subjects.

To ensure satisfactory progression a minimum of three subjects must be taken in any 12-month period.

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Course includes mandatory FieldworkNo

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for
final subject
Not applicable

Credit

Eligibility

Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure

Credit may also be granted for the following:

  • An AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a cognate discipline* in conjunction with four (4) years management experience** – up to 12 credit points

*Cognate disciplines: Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Management, Commerce, Human Resource Management, Economics, Tourism and Hospitality or other disciplines where students will have completed study relating to organisational behaviour, business, strategy, marketing, economics, communication and people management.

** Management experience: Applicants must have a minimum of 4 years full-time equivalent professional work experience in a management, leadership or supervisory level in a business environment or be eligible for a member grade status of a relevant professional organisation. Students will have demonstrable effective management experience relating or organisational behaviour, business, strategy, marketing, economics, communication and people management.

Maximum allowed

12 credit points, except where a student transfers from one JCU award to another, then credit may be granted for any subject where there is subject equivalence between the awards.

Currency

Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 13 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course.

Other restrictions

Credit will not be granted for undergraduate studies or for work experience used to gain admission to the course when assessed separately for admission requirements.

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GLOBAL

Approved abbreviation

GDipBusAdminGlobal

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed the relevant number of credit points and appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the following award:

  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration Global

Course articulation

Students who successfully complete this course are eligible for entry to the Master of Business Administration Global, and will be granted credit for all subjects successfully completed under this course.