Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

The University of Adelaide

The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration provides students with an opportunity to begin a pathway into the University of Adelaide's MBA or provide students with essential foundation level business skills. The Adelaide Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is widely recognised for its high quality and rigour, equipping students with lifelong skills in leadership. Within an interactive face-to-face environment conducive to adult learning, courses provide learning experiences in a variety of teaching formats.

Course Fee:

Australian: $40,000
International: $44,000

Entry Requirements:

Domestic applicants - A completed bachelor's degree from the University of Adelaide (or equivalent degree from another tertiary institution) and a minimum of two years relevant work experience. Applicants without a completed bachelor's degree must achieve a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score of 500; and have at least seven years of relevant work experience. All applicants must adequately meet the attributes of leadership, communication, team skills, motivation and business skills. Applicants may demonstrate they meet the work experience and attributes via a CV, essay responses or an interview. The process for assessment will be identical to the Master of Business Administration; International applicants - A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent, plus at least three years relevant work experience and a satisfactory Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score + resume + 2 referees reports


Eight core courses: Fundamentals of Leadership, Accounting for Managers, Marketing Management, Economics for Management, Managerial Finance, Managing Contemporary Organisation, Systems Thinking for Management, Strategic Management

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Business; Commerce; Finance


The University's business programs were awarded a five year accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International - - based in the United States. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than 5% of the world's business schools. This means the University of Adelaide's business degrees are recognised internationally for their high quality and successful graduates.

Who for:

Middle managers and above

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info No Full time 1 year

A dynamic campus life in Adelaide’s CBD  

Our main campus is located on North Terrace, one of the premier streets in Adelaide’s CBD. Surrounded by the State’s Art Gallery, Museum and Library, the campus is also walking distance from shops, cafes, businesses, parklands and Adelaide Oval. 
The North Terrace campus itself is stunning. A mixture of historical sandstone buildings and new purpose-built facilities. It’s a hive of activity and has a rich campus life, with most of the 27,000 students attending classes there each day. 
The University also has a campus at Roseworthy, 55kms north of Adelaide. Roseworthy is home to South Australia’s only veterinary school and houses internationally renowned equine, companion and production animal health centres. 
Our Waite campus is 8kms walk south of Adelaide and is the biggest plant and agricultural science research site in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Degrees for jobs of the future    

University of Adelaide degrees are relevant to the ever-changing needs of employers, industries and the community. We offer more than 180 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in areas such as:
  • music, teaching, languages, history, media, international studies and development, and social sciences
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  • biology, agriculture, food science, veterinary, physics, chemistry, and nutrition. 

Learn alongside bright minds  

A University of Adelaide degree doesn’t just get you your first job, a degree at Adelaide sets you up for a lifetime of learning and a successful career. 
Our students become more than just masters of their discipline, they learn how to think differently, solve problems, innovate and adapt to their environment. 
All our degrees include a strong research component, allowing students to contribute to discoveries from their first day at university.
We also provide our students with the opportunity to learn from internationally-acclaimed researchers, in small groups. We work closely with employers to ensure our students graduate with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. 

Build a career from our reputation 

Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is the third-oldest university in Australia. 
We are a member of the leading universities in Australia, the Group of Eight (Go8) coalition, and have strong partnerships with government, a wide range of industries, and universities right across the globe.    
Many notable people studied at the University of Adelaide, including astronaut Andy Thomas, former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and Nobel laureates William and Lawrence Bragg. World leaders, CEOs, Rhodes Scholars and Olympians are also amongst our alumni. 
CRICOS No. 00123M

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