100% online and part-time

Study anywhere and anytime that suits you without needing to sacrifice full-time work.

A pathway for further study

After completing your Graduate Certificate, you can easily continue your studies and gain a graduate diploma or master’s degree.


Entry without a Bachelor degree is available

Leverage your relevant work experience to gain entry into the course without a Bachelor degree.

Online Graduate Diploma of Business Administration Global

Entry requirements

  • Completion of a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline and two (2) years’ business experience; or
  • Completion of an Honours degree or postgraduate studies 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, supported by a detailed CV and proof of work experience (e.g. a letter from an employer detailing the position and job description).

Not sure if you meet these entry criteria? Our Enrolment Advisors can assist you.

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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.

What you will study

To complete the online Graduate Diploma of Business Administration Global, you will study eight subjects. Each subject runs for seven weeks, in addition to an orientation week, 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.

Want more details about these subjects? Find out more from our course guide.

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Enjoy a global, capstone experience

You have the opportunity to finish off your Master’s degree with the Integrated Global Capstone Project. In this project, you will explore the interdependence between business and global issues by developing a research proposal for business leaders. You will identify initiatives to align business strategies with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Observe business leaders from a variety of industries and organisations and interact with your peers - fellow future business leaders - to develop initiatives and solutions to these real world problems. Completion of the Capstone Project will also provide you with a valuable resource for your portfolio.

Course structure

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

4 subjects in 8 months

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration Global

8 subjects in 16 months

Graduate Diploma of Business Administration Global

Develop your knowledge further and build your skills to tackle more complex scenarios and ideas. Exiting after eight subjects will earn you a 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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