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Graduate Diploma of Business

A single one year graduate award offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Academic plan DBUSI
  • Post Nominal GDipBus
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Management and Commerce
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Academic plan DBUSI
  • Post Nominal GDipBus
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Management and Commerce
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Graduate Diploma of Business requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of courses listed in one of the following Masters Degrees:

7420XMACTP Master of Actuarial Practice

7410XMACTS Master of Actuarial Studies

7414XMACCT Master of Accounting

MAAMFM Master of Applied Accounting and Master of Financial Management

7421XMAPFN Master of Applied Finance

MBADM Master of Business Administration

MBINS Master of Business Information Systems

VCOMM Master of Commerce (Advanced)

MEINV Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

7418XMFIN Master of Finance

MFIEC Master of Financial Economics

MFINM Master of Financial Management

MFIML Master of Financial Management and Law

MIMGT Master of International Management

MMGNT Master of Management

VMGNT Master of Management (Advanced)

MMKMT Master of Marketing Management

7413XMPACC Master of Professional Accounting

MPROM Master of Project Management

MSTAT Master of Statistics


Admission Requirements

The Graduate Diploma of Business is an exit Award only and is not available for direct admission.

This Graduate Diploma is an exit pathway for students in Masters degrees within the Research School of Finance Actuarial Studies and Applied Statistics, Research School of Accounting and Research School of Management. Students who do not meet the progression requirement to proceed to the second year will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma in Business. Alternatively, those students who do not wish to continue in to the second year of the Masters program can elect to exit with the Graduate Diploma in Business.

Credit Granted

Applicants who have completed a degree in a cognate discipline from a recognised university may be eligible to receive coursework credit towards this degree, in line with the ANU Coursework Award Rules.

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see:


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Graduate Diploma in Business is designed for students who wish to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of business principles and their application

  • Improve analytical skills for interpreting and analysing business information

  • Gain greater insight into the Australian and international business markets

  • Increase management skills for dealing with organisations, teams and policy issues

  • Expand their applied knowledge in various specialised areas of business

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify, interpret and analyse discipline based problems
  2. Critically apply theoretical, technical knowledge and research-based skills to evaluate and solve discipline based problems
  3. Justify and communicate the outcomes of problem analyses

Inherent Requirements

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