Global Perspective and Strategy

Harness your understanding of complex global markets to inform business practice.

Data Management and Analytics

Leverage the power of data to make sustainable, evidence-based strategic decisions.

Organisational Leadership and Management

Become an effective and responsible leader by enhancing your management capabilities.

Entry criteria

  • Completion of a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline and two (2) years’ business experience; or
  • Completion of an Honours degree in any discipline and two (2) years’ business experience; or
  • Four (4) years’ business 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.

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

* Applicants must have a minimum of four 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.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The duration of your course is dependent on your previous education levels and your work. This could reduce the number of subjects you study to gain your postgraduate qualification. Call our Enrolment team to discuss your options.

Online Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Global)

What you will study

To complete the online Graduate Diploma of Business Administration, you will study eight subjects. Each subject runs for seven weeks, with six enrolment periods per year.

You’ll gain the skills to make impactful strategic decisions in global business contexts, solve complex problems through data and develop the knowledge to become a competent leader, who drives sustainable growth and creates positive outcomes.

Enjoy a global, capstone experience

As part of your Graduate Diploma or Master's degree, you can choose to participate in a week-long Integrated Global Capstone Project at JCU’s Singapore campus, Orpheus Island or the Daintree Rainforest near Cairns, Australia.

This final capstone subject will also be available in an online format for those who are unable to travel.

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma of Business Administration is a ‘nested qualification’ within the Master of Business Administration (MBA). It forms part of the 12-subject MBA, along with the Graduate Certificate qualification level.

Upon completion of the Graduate Diploma, you can either exit the course or continue your studies towards the MBA.

4 subjects in 8 months

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Global)

8 subjects in 16 months

Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Global)

12 subjects in 24 months

Master of Business Administration (Global)

Operate with confidence through the knowledge and skills you have built, and assert yourself as a vanguard leader. Completing all 12 subjects will earn you the full Master of Business Administration (Global) degree.

100% online and flexible

Our courses are delivered 100% online, on any device. Maintain work, family and other commitments without the hassle of a fixed timetable.

We offer six study periods across the calendar year. This means you can enrol in up to six subjects and complete your Graduate Diploma in less time. This innovative online structure lets you focus on a single subject at a time and complete your qualification ahead of most other university programs.

The opportunity to connect with academics and fellow students – regardless of location – means you’ll build a professional network without having to leave your home or office.

 

Customised course delivery

At JCU, we’re proud to deliver online courses tailored to the needs of part-time students. Led by a dedicated learning design team, all course materials are developed with the online student in mind.

Each subject is built within LearnJCU, an interactive online environment where you can actively engage with coursework, assessment and resources.

Dedicated support for your success

We strive to create an environment that enables you to succeed. By limiting class sizes to just 25 students, our tutors have enough time to provide you with their full attention and support.

In addition to the academic support provided by your subject coordinator and tutors, you will receive individualised support from a Student Success Advisor. Your Student Success Advisor can assist with non-academic advice, whether that’s finding the right resources or keeping you motivated throughout your course.

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