Graduate Diploma in Business

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 079545C

Level of study: Postgraduate


As the technological revolution transforms the way we live, there’s increasing demand for savvy business leaders who can navigate the opportunities – and complexities – of this new business landscape.*

If you're looking to advance your career in global business, La Trobe's Graduate Diploma in Business is the perfect place to strengthen your skills and expertise.

This comprehensive course gives you the ability to advance in a wide range of business disciplines so you can take the next big step in your career.

In this flexible degree, you'll develop valuable management skills and gain experience in critical business areas, including finance, management and marketing.

You'll be taught by leading academics from La Trobe Business School, with guest lectures and seminars delivered by experienced industry practitioners. You'll also explore real-world case studies as you develop your business analysis skills.

Learn the latest data analysis tools so you can stay ahead of the competition. You'll examine accounting, business and finance problems using industry-standard techniques and cutting-edge technology.

Want to give organisations a competitive advantage? Learn how to assess an organisation's resources, capabilities and core competencies. Then, keep abreast with the competition using real-world skills such as industry and competitor analysis, international business strategy and strategy development.

After successfully completing the Graduate Diploma in Business, you could receive up to one year of advanced standing. This means you could transfer directly into the second year of a wide range of La Trobe's postgraduate business degrees, should you decide to further your studies.

You'll learn:


Learn to lead across a wide range of disciplines including finance, accounting, management and marketing.

Digital literacy

Learn how to use a wide range of digital tools to become a more efficient and effective business professional.

Sustainable management

Learn about environmental, corporate and governance responsibility, and develop sustainable solutions that prioritise individual and societal wellbeing.

Corporate strategy

Understand how to drive change and innovation in modern businesses.

Employee behaviour

Learn how to manage the behavioural dynamics of individuals and groups, and ensure employees are happy and productive.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8 - Graduate Diploma.

Career outcomes

After graduation, you could advance your career in your current field or expand your horizons in a new industry.

Possible roles include:

Corporate consultant

Review and analyse business policies or operating plans, and provide tailored advice.

Business development manager

Implement business solutions to reach your organisation's goals.

Business analyst

Help organisations to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Develop data-driven solutions to ensure operational excellence.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
40,400 Per Year 31 Oct 2022
27 Feb 2023
1 year
Full time
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086

Entry criteria

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.


La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
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