Graduate Diploma in Business

Top Graduate Diploma Programs in Business

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A student with a graduate diploma can increase his knowledge and skills in a particular subject in order to enhance career prospects. Most graduate diploma programs require the completion of a bachelor’s degree program. Coursework is often completed between one and three years.

What is a Graduate Diploma in Business? This program gives students the opportunity to improve their career options by building on knowledge in a specialized field of business. Different fields to choose from may include accounting, information systems, administration, finance, management, international business, marketing, and business communication. Coursework may include a combination of online classes, in-class lectures, interactive discussions, and projects.

A graduate diploma is a great achievement, and it is valued greatly by employers. Diploma holders are more likely to gain jobs at managerial and professional levels. They also have a competitive edge over other applicants. 

The costs associated with earning a graduate diploma can vary quite a bit from one place to another. Schools all over the world offer this program, so the reputation and location of the institution is an important cost factor. The duration of the program is also an important aspect. Contacting schools is the best way to find out what to expect in terms of tuition and other fees.

The career opportunities for graduates with a business diploma are vast. Depending on the area of study, rewarding careers may be found in banking, business management, accounting, insurance, marketing, finance, retail, sales, and human resources. A diploma can also be a stepping stone to a more advanced education, opening more opportunities for employment or higher pay. Many graduates choose to pursue an MBA before entering the workforce.

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Graduate Diploma in Business

Auckland Institute of Studies
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 New Zealand Auckland

The Graduate Diploma in Business (GDBus) is designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than business who wish to achieve a level of competency and a qualification in business. [+]

The Graduate Diploma in Business (GDBus) is designed for graduates of a bachelor’s degree or similar qualification in a discipline other than business who wish to achieve a level of competency and a qualification in business. It also caters for those with a bachelor’s degree in one area of business who wish to broaden their knowledge in another.

Some students may wish to use this qualification as a pathway to postgraduate study in business or related disciplines. Others may wish to use it to enhance an existing qualification for a management career in business.

Additional short workshops are scheduled to assist students to acquire a well-rounded knowledge of the business.... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Finance, Accounting and Business

Newcastle University Business School
Campus Full time 9 months August 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Netherlands Groningen + 2 more

Our professional accountancy conversion programme is designed to offer you a graduate entry route to become a chartered accountant. Over the course of this 9-month accounting conversion course, you can develop your technical knowledge and understanding of accounting, finance and business. We will also help you to develop the personal and professional skills that you will need to be successful as an accounting and finance professional... [+]

Graduate Diploma in Finance, Accounting and Business

Our professional accountancy conversion program is designed to offer you a graduate entry route to become a chartered accountant. Over the course of this 9-month accounting conversion course, you can develop your technical knowledge and understanding of accounting, finance and business. We will also help you to develop the personal and professional skills that you will need to be successful as an accounting and finance professional. The professional accountancy program offers you:

A dual award (Graduate Diploma from Newcastle University and the ICAEW’s CFAB qualification) Classroom input from the ICAEW, employers and graduates give you the inside track on the route to Chartered Accountancy 7 out of 15 exemptions from the ICAEW ACA qualification, 6 out of 14 exemptions from the ACCA plus exemptions from other professional Accounting Bodies (CIMA, AIA) A professional accounting conversion course for graduates from any discipline to help prepare you for a career in accountancy or in business Development of technical and professional skills with a strong focus on employability The support of a knowledgeable Program Team with strong links to the profession plus access to an award-winning Careers Service ... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Business

Southern Cross University
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Australia Bilinga Melbourne Perth Sydney + 3 more

The Graduate Diploma in Business will develop your core skills to respond to business challenges, preparing you with the critical thinking, research and entrepreneurial skills for decision making at a senior level. [+]

The business world is constantly shifting and evolving, with changing technology drivers, greater global mobility, and increasing competition. As a business professional, you will need a deep understanding of core business principles as well as to be innovative and flexible. The Graduate Diploma in Business will develop your core skills to respond to business challenges, preparing you with the critical thinking, research and entrepreneurial skills for decision making at a senior level.In this 1 year program you will study the aspects of management and organizational behavior you need to communicate and implement your business goals, and on core principles of accounting, marketing and economics to support the sound business judgment. Graduates of this program will be recognized by potential employers for their superior knowledge level and will have an entry pathway to Southern Cross University’s MBA program.... [-]


Graduate Diploma of Business (GDBZ)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years February 2019 Australia Toowoomba Springfield Australia Online + 4 more

Looking to extend your career opportunities or 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. [+]

Expand your business skills and knowledge

Looking to extend your career opportunities or 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.

You can choose a specialisation from:

Agribusiness (not available in 2017) 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 Project Management Professional Communication Strategic Human Resource Management Strategic Marketing Sustainable Business. ... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Business and Management (Pathway to 1 year MBA)

Universal Business Academy
Online Campus Part time 10 months Open Enrollment Malaysia Johor Bahru + 1 more

Globally Recognized Degree Program, 100% Practical 100% Assignment, No Exam [+]

The Graduate Diploma in Business and Management course is made up of 10 modules and each module consists of around 40 guided learning hours. All modules have an additional 30-50 learning hours of optional materials which comprise of recommended exercises, recommended readings and internet resources.

This course will be most suited to individuals who are at least 25 years old and have 5 years managerial work experience and do not have a degree but wish to study for an MBA. On successful completion of the course Students will be able to enrol onto our Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Strategic Management.

Course Structure Semester 1 (5 months)

IT in Business Effective Communications High Performance Teams Leadership Skills Manager’s Toolkit ... [-]

International Graduate Diploma in Business

University of East Anglia
Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 United Kingdom Norwich

This programme prepares you for postgraduate study by improving your level of English, research skills, and understanding of your chosen business degree subject. [+]

Prepare for your master's degree in business management, marketing and Human Resource Management at UEA.

You will develop your study skills, subject knowledge and English language in preparation for postgraduate study.

Why apply for the International Graduate Diploma programme? A route to a postgraduate degree at UEA (subject to meeting the specified entry requirements). You are a student of the University from day one, on a quality-assured, UEA-validated programme. Professional help and support with your application to university.

Course options

We also offer the International Graduate Diploma in Business with Pre-sessional English course which combines the International Graduate Diploma with one term of English on a single CAS.... [-]


Graduate Diploma in Business and Humanities with Pre-Sessional English

Newcastle University
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

This program includes an additional term, specifically dedicated to improving your English language skills for direct entry into a master's degree at Newcastle University. Progress to a range of postgraduate degrees in business, communication, heritage, law, media, social sciences and transport at Newcastle University.

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Improve your language and academic skills for direct entry into a master's degree at Newcastle University. This course includes a Pre-sessional English Language module to help prepare you for studying in the UK.

The Graduate Diploma with Pre-sessional English enables you to study one term of English language followed by academic study in business and humanities. This pathway offers you progression to a range of postgraduate degrees in agriculture, business, communication, heritage, law, media, social sciences and transport at Newcastle University.

Why apply for the Graduate Diploma with English program? university placement for all successful students a quality-assured university program, with full university student status additional focus on improving language skills with an intensive English Language module Where will it take me? ... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Business and Humanities

Newcastle University
Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

Improve your language and academic skills for direct entry into a master's degree at Newcastle University. This pathway offers you progression to a range of postgraduate degrees in agriculture, business, communication, heritage, law, media, social sciences and transport at Newcastle University. [+]

Improve your language and academic skills for direct entry into a Master's degree at Newcastle University

This pathway offers you progression to a range of postgraduate degrees in agriculture, business, communication, heritage, law, media, social sciences and transport at Newcastle University.

Why apply for the Graduate Diploma programme? university placement for all successful students a quality-assured university programme full university status Where will it take me?

Leading to the following master's degrees at Newcastle University:

Newcastle University Business School

MSc International Marketing MSc International Business Management MSc Global Human Resource Management MSc E-Business MSc E-Business (Information Systems) MSc E-Business (E-Marketing) MSc International Financial Analysis MSc Accounting, Finance and Strategic Investment ... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Business (Online)

Southern Cross University (Online)
Online Part time 16 months July 2018 Australia Australia Online

SCU Online’s Graduate Diploma in Business is a great way to prepare yourself for success in the face of an uncertain future – especially considering 92.2% of graduates are now in full-time employment (Graduate Careers Australia’s Postgraduate Destinations Report, 2013). [+]

Duration: 16 months part-time

Advanced standing: Call us to see if you qualify

Study periods: Feb, Apr, July, Sept, Oct, Dec

Fees: $2450 per unit, FEE-HELP available

Units: 8

Move up or jump across

How do you stay ahead of the curve in a globalized world of business when technology, communications, platforms and people are constantly changing?

SCU Online’s Graduate Diploma in Business is a great way to prepare yourself for success in the face of an uncertain future – especially considering 92.2% of graduates are now in full-time employment (Graduate Careers Australia’s Postgraduate Destinations Report, 2013). Studies in global business, entrepreneurship, marketing, corporate governance, project management, finance, managing people, information systems, strategy, and case analysis are designed to launch you into the business study, take the next step in your career, transition from your current career into business management or start your own business.... [-]


International Graduate Diploma in Business and Management

Glasgow Caledonian University
Campus Full time 6 - 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

Offering direct entry to a postgraduate degree in business at Glasgow Caledonian University. [+]

Improve your understanding of business alongside English language development for your postgraduate study in a range business-related programmes at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Why apply for the Graduate Diploma programme? university placement for all successful students a quality assured university programme with accreditation in the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) full university status a campus-based programme with access to all facilities at Glasgow Caledonian University's award-winning, city centre campus

There are six course options available:

Fast-track Graduate Diploma (2 terms) - an intensive course, suitable for those who have higher English language levels International Graduate Diploma (3 terms) - this is the standard option International Graduate Diploma with Pre-sessional English Standard (3 terms) - this option features additional English language preparation International Graduate Diploma with Pre-sessional English Intensive (3 terms) - this features intensive English language preparation International Graduate Diploma with Pre-sessional English Standard (4 terms) - a longer course and includes English language preparation International Graduate Diploma with Pre-sessional English Intensive (4 terms) - a longer course and includes intensive English language preparation Where will it take me? ... [-]