Graduate Diploma of Business

University of Southern Queensland USQ

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $22,400
International: $27,040

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


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

Subjects you can Study:

Big Data and Visualisation, Business Administration, Business Leadership, Crisis Management, Digital Marketing Analytics, Digital Transformation, Emergency and Disaster Communication, Enterprise Leadership, Finance, General, Global Business Management, International Business, Professional Communication, Project Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, Strategic Marketing, Sustainable Business.

Study Pathways:

Articulation from Graduate Certificate of Business; Articulation to Master of Business Administration; Master of Project Management; Master of Business and Innovation.

Further information:

Not all specialisations are available on-campus.


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.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Toowoomba No info Yes Part time 4 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Online 1 year
Springfield No info Yes Part time 4 years
Springfield No info Yes Full time 1 year
Toowoomba No info Yes Full time 1 year

Why study with us

Redefining flexible and online study, we are determined to prepare you for today’s competitive workforce. We make it easier for you to fit study into your life and will support you through the challenges that life and study bring. 

Study options

Studying on-campus at one of our three locations (Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich) is a rewarding way to undertake a university degree in an innovative and friendly environment. Or, you can join more than 70 per cent of our students who choose to study online with us. There is also the option to fast-track most degrees by studying over summer.

We offer degrees in:

  • Business and Commerce
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Education
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health and Community
  • Humanities and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Justice
  • Sciences. 

If you’re looking to gain the skills and confidence to prepare for university study, look no further than one of our pathway programs.  

Make this year the start of something great with Queensland’s number one university for graduates in full-time employment*. With the option to study online or on campus, full-time or part-time, we’re ready to help you on your path to become more. 

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