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 Administration

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Edgbaston

This programme provides a thorough grounding in functional issues in management and is a qualification in its own right. It also empowers those who seek to gain entry to our MSc and MBA programmes. The student group consists of those studying the GDBA as a standalone qualification, as well as those undertaking both the first year of the MBA 24/21 month programmes, and the first year of the MSc 24 month programmes. [+]

Best Graduate Diploma Programs in Business 2017. Overview This programme provides a thorough grounding in functional issues in management and is a qualification in its own right. It also empowers those who seek to gain entry to our MSc and MBA programmes. The student group consists of those studying the GDBA as a standalone qualification, as well as those undertaking both the first year of the MBA 24/21 month programmes, and the first year of the MSc 24 month programmes. Key features of the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) include: A flexible Diploma route to MBA and MSc programmes An essential and recognised qualification in business Students take 12 modules over one academic year English language support is provided throughout the programme Students experience a wide range of teaching and learning methods The GDBA enhances employment opportunities for participants Please be reassured that the vote to leave the European Union does not mean there will be any immediate material change to the UK university sector’s participation in EU programmes nor to the immigration status of prospective EU students starting in 2016/17 and 2017/18. Visit our EU Referendum information page for more information. Course Details This programme provides a thorough grounding in functional issues in management and is a qualification in its own right. It also empowers those who seek to gain entry to our MSc and MBA programmes. We aim to expose you to a wide range of management disciplines that develop your abilities to: Synthesise diverse theoretical issues... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 year May 2017 New Zealand Rotorua + 1 more

Acquire additional specialised management knowledge and skills in chosen strands of business, forestry, health, Maori development, project management and manufacturing management. [+]

Programme information Tuition fee $19,950 Intakes February, May, July, November Minimum IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 Duration (length of study) 1 year Programme aim This graduate diploma is designed to provide students with an opportunity to acquire additional specialist knowledge and skills in the field of management in chosen strands of business, forestry, health, Maori development, project management and manufacturing management. This qualification further aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge of management required to successfully work in and manage a sustainable business operation in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Award information To achieve the award of the Graduate Diploma in Applied Management, students must pass a total of 120 credits, including: a minimum of 75 credits at Level 7; 45 compulsory credits; 30 credits from a specialist course list; and 45 elective credits at Level 5 or above On completion of the 30 credits in a particular specialist stand, as well as all of the above award criteria, students may receive the award of the Graduate Diploma in Applied Management with an endorsement in Business, Forestry, Health, Manufacturing Management, or Project Management. Knowledge and skills you will gain Graduates will be able to: solve work-based problems through an understanding of contemporary management theories and practice; demonstrate a higher level of knowledge of essential management principles including leadership, strategic management and marketing; direct the use of resources of a private or public organisation to achieve the organisation's objectives and achieve long term sustainability; produce, analyse and synthesise empirical... [-]

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

Universal Business Academy
Campus or Online Part time 10 months Open Enrollment Malaysia Johor Bahru

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

Best Graduate Diploma Programs in Business 2017. 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) 1. IT in Business 2. Effective Communications 3. High Performance Teams 4. Leadership Skills 5. Manager’s Toolkit Semester 2 (5 months) 6. Managing and Using Finance 7. Managing and Using Marketing 8. Managing Organisations 9. Personal Effectiveness 10. Quality and Excellence Progression to Executive MBA,UK (Level 7)- 1 Year [-]

Graduate Diploma of Business (GDBZ)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 year February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Springfield + 2 more

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. [+]

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 Big Data and Visualisation Business Administration Crisis Management Digital transformation Enterprise Leadership Finance General Global Business Management International Business Project Management Professional Communication Strategic Human Resource Management Strategic Marketing Sustainable Business Alternate entry options are also available which means you don’t necessarily have to have completed an undergraduate bachelor degree to gain entry. Go on to further study The Graduate Diploma of Business can also be a stepping stone if you then wish to further your study in a degree such as our Master of Business Administration, Master of Business and Innovation or Master of Project Management. Professional accreditation The Graduate Diploma of Business (Project Management Specialisation) is delivered by USQ as a Global Registered Education Provider with the US-based Project Management Institute (PMI). The Graduate Diploma of Business (Strategic Human Resource Management Specialisation) is accredited by Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Entry Requirements A bachelors degree or equivalent from a recognised university. English Language Requirements All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Business Management (Full-Time)

Marketing Institute of Singapore Training Centre (MISTC)
Campus Full time 6 months September 2017 Singapore

The Graduate Diploma in Business Management (GDBM) programme has been designed to prepare students to achieve a business organisation's sustainable strategic advantage and maintain its effectiveness. It aims to develop critical thinking, problem solving and decision skills that are used in managing a successful business and to work effectively with different organisations and cultures. The programme is of particular interest to... [+]

Best Graduate Diploma Programs in Business 2017. Graduate Diploma in Business Management (Full-Time) The Graduate Diploma in Business Management (GDBM) programme has been designed to prepare students to achieve a business organisation's sustainable strategic advantage and maintain its effectiveness. It aims to develop critical thinking, problem solving and decision skills that are used in managing a successful business and to work effectively with different organisations and cultures. The programme is of particular interest to people aspiring to middle level managerial roles in large organisations and for those who have a leadership role in smaller organisations. It will also benefit small business owners or entrepreneurs who need the know-how in managing a profitable business. Programme Objective This programme provides an in-depth focus on the key business management functions and allows for the acquisition of specialist functional skills and knowledge. At the end of the programme, the student is able to: Explain the principles, concepts and techniques of business management. Apply the specialist knowledge of business management of organisations in both the private and public sectors. Demonstrate the ability to draw on the specialised knowledge covered in the programme contents. Examinations & Assessment All students are required to sit for a written examination for all modules at the end of each term. Students must fulfil the attendance requirement of at least 90% for each module before they are considered eligible to take the end-of-semester examinations. The candidate will be allowed to sit for the supplementary examination(s) for the module(s) that they have... [-]

Diploma of Entertainment - Business Management (Undergraduate)

JMC Academy
Campus Full time 40 weeks Open Enrollment Australia Sydney Melbourne Brisbane + 2 more

In order to know where you are heading as a creative industry manager, a fundamental understanding of the key entertainment business sectors is required. During the first year, students study the history of the entertainment... [+]

Diploma of Entertainment - Business Management (Undergraduate) In order to know where you are heading as a creative industry manager, a fundamental understanding of the key entertainment business sectors is required. During the first year, students study the history of the entertainment industry whilst exercising their communication skills in the preparation of marketing plans, briefs, proposals, advertising copy and media releases. Learning is accelerated with practical experience in various areas of study as they apply to professional arts and entertainment managers; in their first year, students can expect first-hand experience in negotiation, copyright and intellectual property, music publishing and licensing, marketing, and a variety of legal scenarios. To prepare students for the Degree, the Diploma provides a core understanding of business practices relating to the Creative Industries and explores the challenges faced when commercialising music, entertainment and the arts. What Career will this course prepare me for? There are numerous opportunities for creative, educated and driven people to forge careers in this new and changing entertainment business environment. Young people stand to benefit from this evolution by using new technologies and new ideas to sell music. Graduates may seek employment with: Booking agents Artist management companies Event management companies Record companies Merchandising firms Promotional companies Music publishers Film and television stations Live music venues and theatres Recording studios Promoters Legal/Music Licensing and Copyright Accounting firms Public relations firms. Specific roles may include: Artist manager Business manager Booking agent Promoter Event manager Licensing agent Promotions director Label manager A&R manager Sales... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Finance, Accounting and Business

Newcastle University Business School
Campus Full time 9 months August 2017 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... [+]

Best Graduate Diploma Programs in Business 2017. Graduate Diploma in Finance, Accounting and Business 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. The professional accountancy programme 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 Programme Team with strong links to the profession plus access to an award-winning Careers Service The programme was developed in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and is designed to offer you a graduate conversion course route to become a Chartered Accountant. The programme also includes a bespoke skills development module, developed and delivered in collaboration with the ICAEW... [-]

Graduate Diploma in Business

Holmes Institute
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 Australia Melbourne Sydney Brisbane Hong Kong Kowloon + 5 more

This post-graduate course encapsulates the knowledge and skills demanded in the globalised business environment of today. It is designed for both aspiring managers [+]

Graduate Diploma in Business

This post-graduate course encapsulates the knowledge and skills demanded in the globalised business environment of today. It is designed for both aspiring managers and people currently employed in business or management, The course can be completed in 1 year of full study or 2 years of part time study. On completion of this course, there is the guaranteed pathway into the Holmes Master of Business Administration (MBA) which can be completed in just a further 6 months of full-time study, or over a year part-time.

 

The course has a strong business focus on the practising manager. Our faculty are academically well qualified with industry and teaching experience. faculty have also taught in universities in Australia and overseas.... [-]