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Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Business
Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Business

Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Business

  • ID:GU610157
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$33,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$33,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
$46,109.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

This program is only available as a pathway to students applying for entry to a Higher Degree Research program (PhD or MPhil) who do not meet the direct entry requirements.

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Business, a student must:

  • have received an offer of admission to the PhD or MPhil program which includes the requirement to complete the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Business before progressing to the HDR program, OR
  • have completed the Graduate Certificate in Research Studies in Business with a minimum GPA of 5.0 (using a 7.0 point scale).

Students who successfully complete courses in the Graduate Certificate in Research Studies in Business with a minimum GPA of 5.0 without graduating will be able to transfer to the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Business (4160). Students who graduate with the Graduate Certificate and seek admission to the Graduate Diploma will be required to complete 60 credit points in order to successfully complete the Graduate Diploma.

The Program Director will take the following criteria into consideration when assessing applications for admission:

  • evidence of the willingness of an appropriately qualified staff member to serve as a research supervisor.

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

The Graduate Diploma provides an alternative route for entry into a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) if you don't meet the entry requirements for direct admission.

When you have successfully completed this degree, you may be eligible for admission to either the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) depending on your final grades (see the Pathways to further study section below for further information on required grades).

CRICOS CODE: 076836E

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Note: Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Research Studies in Business (3275) and wish to complete the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Business will be required to complete 60 credit points including 20 credit points of discipline coursework and 40 credit points for the dissertation. Discipline coursework will be discussed and approved by the Program Director.

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Research Design - 7010GBS OR FutureLearn Program: Why Research Matters (see Note 3)
  • Quantitative Methods - 7011GBS
  • Econometric Methods - 7310AFE (see Note 1)
  • Qualitative Methods - 7012GBS
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods and Econometrics - 7317AFE (see Note 1)
  • Advanced disciplinary course approved by Program Director (see Note 2)
  • Industry Project - 7009GBS
  • GBS Dissertation - 8001GBS_P1
  • GBS Dissertation - 8001GBS_P2
  • GBS Dissertation - 8001GBS_P3
  • GBS Dissertation - 8001GBS_P4

Note 1: This course is recommended to students in the Accounting, Finance and Economics disciplines or students who require further or different quantitative method training.

Note 2: Individual supervised research and/or special topic courses will not be approved.

Note 3: For more information, please visit the FutureLearn Program: Research Methods website.

Exit point: Graduate Certificate in Research Studies in Business (3275). To exit (after completing 40 credit points of specified coursework), a student should apply for a program transfer.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

You will be able to plan and conduct research in business and commerce and be well placed for positions in the private, not-for-profit and public sectors. You will also be able to progress to a higher degree by research and pursue a high-level research career.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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