Graduate Diploma 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 Birmingham

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 Analyse complex business situations from theoretical and practical perspectives Understand team dynamics Build confidence in articulating and presenting solutions to a critical audience Programme content We employ many teaching and assessment methods on this programme that reflect the standards required by our MBA and MSc programmes. For international students, we offer continuing English language support to enhance your learning experience. The programme offers 12 taught modules including: Accounting Finance Marketing Operations Organisational Behaviour Global Business and Business Policy Students on this programme have gained employment in both private and public sector organisations, and it has launched many successful careers. It offers opportunities for higher study to those candidates whose experience, qualifications or language ability may be insufficient for direct entry to our Masters programmes. Key features A flexible entry route to our MSc and MBA 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 UK teaching and learning methods The GDBA enhances employment opportunities for participants Components of full-time MBA (Preliminary Year) and Graduate Diploma Semester 1 Financial Accounting (10 credits) Quantitative Management Techniques (10 credits) The Global Business Environment (10 credits) Cases in Global Business (10 credits) Operations Management (DBA) (10 credits) Strategic Purchasing and Supply Management (10 credits) Semester 2 Managerial Accounting (10 credits) Marketing Concepts (10 credits) Cases in Marketing (10 credits) Business Policy & Entrepreneurship (10 credits) Organisation Behaviour (10 credits) Financial Analysis for Managers (10 credits) For those taking the Preliminary Year who have an appropriate grounding in Accounting and Economics, Semester 1 modules may not be required and entry permitted direct to Semester 2. Entry Requirements A degree or diploma from an approved university, or equivalent qualification. Post-graduation work experience is desirable but not mandatory. Learn more about entry requirements International students We accept a range of qualifications from different countries – learn more about international entry requirements English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band); TOEFL IBT 82 (19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 19 in Writing); Pearson Academic Test of English 51 (in all four skills). If you are currently studying at a Chinese university, please view our specific entry requirements including our list of acceptable universities for further study at Birmingham. Learning and Teaching Core taught elements in functional business disciplines. Classes and seminars supplement lectures, where fuller analysis and discussion takes place and important business skills, such as analysis, argument and synthesis, can be developed Case studies are used as a means of relating theory to practical situations and students will often work in small groups with other students on assignments designed to develop problem solving and interpersonal skills [-]

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 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 data which will contribute to well-informed decision-making; apply research techniques to real world situations, as part of their development into independent and effective problem solvers; explore best practice through the process of critical thinking and reflection; and think independently and critically with respect to the management of the organisations resources in both domestic and international contexts. Entry criteria Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. Career opportunities Various management and analyst positions in a range of specialist fields including: accounting, communications, finance, business development, marketing, market research, management consulting, project management, sustainable business, tourism. [-]

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 2017 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 program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program. [-]

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 failed in the main examination. However, a supplementary examination fee applies. To repeat a failed module, a student must attend classes and pay a re-module fee before he/she is considered eligible to take the examinations. A student may only re-sit the same module twice. However, the student must complete the GDM course within three years of registration, which is from the commencement of the first semester. All examination questions and the marking of scripts will be moderated and/or examined by the Marketing Institute of Singapore Training Centre Examination Board before they are released to students. The decision of the Board is final and no correspondence will be entertained. Award of Certificate Students who paid all the necessary fees and passed all examinations shall be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Business Management and be allowed to use the designatory letters “Grad Dip B M” after their names Programme Structure & Curriculum This is a 6-month full-time programme consisting of 6 modules which will be delivered over two semesters, with a total of 216 contact hours. The delivery structure will be as follows: Modules Marketing Management Human Resource Management and Development Operations Management Financial Management Strategic Management International Business Management The delivery of modules may not follow the sequence as depicted above. This programme involves lectures, group discussions, case studies and presentations by students. Classes are usually held two to five times a week from 9.30am to 12.30pm, and/or from 2.00pm – 5.00pm on weekdays with a total of 36 contact hours per module. Weekly lectures are conducted by qualified and experienced local lecturers approved by the Institute. Entry Requirements All applicants must possess: Mature applicants can be considered on a case-by-case basis. English requirement: At least IELTS 6.0, iBT TOEFL 60-78, or a pass in GCE ‘O' level English or its equivalent. Applicants who do not meet to the English requirement must sit for MIS Training Centre English Placement Test and obtain a score of 80% and above; if the score obtained is below 80%, applicants must first go through MIS Training Centre English Preparatory Programme and pass Level 4. Applicants may also be interviewed for further assessment. Minimum age: 19 years The Marketing Institute of Singapore Training Centre Academic Board reserves the right to change the above requirements and selection at its sole discretion. Changes & Amendments The Marketing Institute of Singapore Training Centre reserves the right to vary, change and amend the module content, entry requirements, course fees, curriculum, examination rules and regulations, lecturers, lecture date, venue and other aspects of the course at any time prior to and during the delivery of the modules. [-]

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 director Media director Copyright/royalties manager Licensing manager Production music manager Performance promotions manager Writer services manager Print music manager. About our Courses Imagine watching thousands of people go crazy at a gig you have produced, or helping an artist you represent make it big. Subsequent to the evolution of digital technologies and social media, the barriers for success have been lowered, providing opportunities for people to shape their own career in the music and entertainment industries. In response to the diverse needs of this fast-growing industry, this course empowers students to be flexible and adaptive to opportunities, and provides them with business skills that are transferable across the broad range of music and entertainment related fields. This specialised course focuses on developing students into confident leaders in this vibrant arena. Course Start Dates: February, June and October. Pathways to a JMC Academy Bachelor degree On successful completion of the Diploma, students can choose to continue their studies at JMC Academy to earn a Bachelor of Entertainment (Business Management) degree. Please see the following link for more details: http://www.bachelorstudies.com/Bachelor-of-Entertainment-(Business-Management)/Australia/JMC-Academy/ [-]

Graduate Diploma in Finance, Accounting and Business

Newcastle University Business School
Campus Full time 9 months August 2017 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

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 and accountancy firms. We are delighted that: 100% of the 2013 graduates graduated with a Merit or Distinction 89% of the 2013 graduates secured a full set of professional examination credits 80% of the 2013 graduates were employed in a professional or managerial role 6 months after graduation (Source: DLHE Survey) Modules Fundamentals of financial accounting (20 credits) Personal and business taxation (20 credits) Auditing theory and practice (20 credits) Law for accounting practice (20 credits) Business strategy (20 credits) Business information and finance (20 credits) Personal and professional skills (20 credits) Why study? We are looking for self-motivated and career minded graduates who wish to gain the additional knowledge and skills required to become accounting and finance professionals. There is no requirement for applicants to this programme to have studied business or accounting before as it has been designed as a graduate conversion programme. Its status as a Graduate Diploma rather than a Masters qualification allows us to provide a real focus on the accountancy profession and give maximum attention to enabling students to develop the key technical and professional skills required to be successful as a trainee Chartered Accountant. 120 of the 140 credits that you study will provide credit towards the ICAEW’s ACA qualification. The programme has a strong course identity and you will be studying with a cohort of like-minded students with similar career aspirations. What are our graduates doing now? The programme has a strong vocational focus and we are delighted that 80% of the 2013 graduates were employed in a professional or managerial role 6 months after graduation (Source: DLHE Survey) Most have secured graduate training contract positions to complete the ICAEW ACA qualification. with firms ranging from international practices to regional independent firms including PwC, BDO, UNW, Kenneth Easby, Crowe, Clark Whitehall and Price Bailey. Other recent graduates have also progressed to Masters degrees, training with CIMA and have secured graduate management positions. [-]

Graduate Diploma in Business

Holmes Institute
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2017 Australia Melbourne Sydney + 2 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.... [-]