University of Southern Queensland USQ

Graduate Diploma of Business

University of Southern Queensland USQ

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

Extend your career opportunities and undertake specialised postgraduate study in business. With a wide range of specialisations, or the ability to tailor a degree to suit your interests, USQ’s Graduate Diploma of Business gives you the opportunity to align your study interests to areas that best support your business career aspirations. The Graduate Diploma of Business’ flexibility also provides you with the option to choose two specialisations.


  • 8 units: Either two 4-unit specialisations
  • or one 4-unit specialisation plus 4 approved postgraduate USQ courses.


  • Applied human resource management
  • Business administration
  • Business leadership
  • Digital marketing analytics
  • Digital transformation
  • Emergency and disaster communication
  • Enterprise leadership
  • Finance
  • General
  • Global business management
  • NDIS studies
  • Project management
  • Strategic human resource management
  • Strategic marketing.

Standard entry requirements

Australian university Bachelor degree in the area of business, or equivalent. OR Bachelor degree or equivalent in a non-business related discipline and USQ's Graduate Certificate of Business.


USQ is registered with the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Global Registered Education Provider. Project management at USQ earns professional development units towards certification with PMI including towards the Project Management Professional (PMP). PMI and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. Strategic Human Resource Management is accredited by Australian Human Resources Institute.

Study pathways

Articulation from Graduate Certificate of Business; Articulation to Master of Business or Master of Project Management.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year
Springfield Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year
Toowoomba Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Further information

Not all specialisations are available on-campus.

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