Diploma of Business

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 01241G

This Diploma of Business covers all three core skills units and five of the eight core units of Southern Cross University's Bachelor of Business. Topics could include accounting, finance, economics, business law, statistics, marketing, management, ethics and sustainability.


  • The Diploma of Business has a total 8 units (96 credit points). There are 2 study sessions each year
  • full-time students normally undertake 4 units per session, completing the course in 1 year.


  • Language and Learning in your Discipline
  • Quantitative Methods with Economics
  • Communication in Organisations
  • Managing Organisations
  • Learning for Future Careers
  • Web Development
  • Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
  • Programming
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Or TAFE or VET Awards (Certificate IV and above)
  • Or Undergraduate and Postgraduate study
  • Or work experience (minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent)
  • Or Special Tertiary Admissions Test and Bridging and Preparation Programs

Study pathways

Successful graduates of the Diploma of Business will be eligible to gain one year of advanced standing towards the Associate Degree of Business, Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Digital Business, Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management or the Bachelor of Information Technology.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Gold Coast International: $25,200 Yes No information available

Further information

The program is offered through SCU College, which provides extra support to students.

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