Graduate Diploma of Business

University of Southern Queensland USQ

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

The Graduate Diploma of Business enables students to acquire a body of specialised knowledge and skills across a range of business disciplines and contexts to meet their specific professional workplace needs or as a pathway for further learning.


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


  • Big data and visualisation
  • Business administration
  • Business leadership
  • Crisis management
  • Digital marketing analytics
  • Digital transformation
  • Emergency and disaster communication
  • Enterprise leadership
  • Finance
  • Finance and wealth management
  • General
  • Global business management
  • International business
  • NDIS studies
  • Professional communication
  • Project management
  • Strategic human resource management
  • Strategic marketing
  • Sustainable business

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. AND English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3


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 Administration; Master of Project Management; Master of Business and Innovation.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Not all specialisations are available on-campus.

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