University of South Australia (UniSA)

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (DGMA)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration focuses on experienced-based learning and current business issues, and takes students to the next step in their career. Students hone their managerial skills and specialised knowledge through studying areas such as strategic management, managerial finance, international business, ethics, marketing, or leadership and change management. Students develop advanced skills in thinking strategically and critically and understand ethical considerations within a local and international context.

Designed for

Experienced managers and professionals to develop managerial skills and knowledge


36 units of study, normally completed as 8 courses of 4.5 unit value each, plus a structured Commencement Seminar.


  • Business Administration
  • Law for Managers
  • International Business
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • International Study Tour.

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants seeking admission to the program will normally have: a) A minimum of three (3) years full time management experience and a recognised university Bachelor degree or equivalent professional qualifications
  • Orb) A Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from the University of South Australia with an average of at least a Pass Level 1 (55%), or an equivalent qualification from the University of South Australia or from another recognised university.orc) A minimum of seven (7) years full time management experience.All applicants are also required to submit a detailed curriculum vitae or equivalent with at least one referee who can validate work experience.

Study pathways

This postgraduate degree is offered as part of a suite of three qualifications (graduate certificate, graduate diploma and Master of Business Administration). Each qualification extends to the next, so students can easily transition to the next level qualification. If students decide to exit this qualification having completed the first four courses they receive the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration. If they wish to do further study, students can consider going on to the Master of Business Administration.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City West International: $37,800 No
  • Full-time : 1 year

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