Graduate Diploma in International Business

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 107086M

Level of study: Postgraduate


From sourcing supplies to entering new markets around the world, businesses of all sizes now need a global perspective. With ever-broadening complexities in international trade, we need innovative business leaders who understand the bigger picture – and know how to make the most of every opportunity and challenge.

If you're looking to quickly build your expertise in global commerce, La Trobe's Graduate Diploma in International Business is the perfect way to advance your knowledge in just one year. Learn essential skills for international management and gain a competitive edge in your career.

You'll build a strong understanding of global finance, investment strategies, risk analysis and financing. Explore how multinational firms operate – including the intricacies of cross-cultural trade.

You'll have opportunities to connect with industry – both in the classroom and in the field – while you gain practical skills in the latest technology and management systems.

After successfully completing the Graduate Diploma in International Business, you could transfer directly into the second year of the Master of International Business, should you decide to continue with your studies.

You'll learn:

How businesses operate within a global context

Understand how to run a successful business in a global environment.

Strategies of multinational corporations

Learn how multinational corporations achieve their social, operational and financial goals.


Develop your marketing skills and knowledge and learn how to apply them in a rapidly changing world.

International finance and economics

Learn how to operate in international business environments and navigate international regulatory systems.

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

Career outcomes

After graduation, you could work for multinational corporations, banks, management consultancies and technology-related firms. You'll be prepared for roles across human resources, supply chain and logistics, marketing and finance.

Possible roles include:

International trade coordinator

Help businesses and government bodies to ship and receive products.

Procurement manager

Manage the flow of goods for optimum production and performance.

Global sales manager

Undertake commercial analysis and financial modelling, and supervise contract agreements.

Risk and compliance manager

Navigate international and local regulatory frameworks. Identify operational and organisational risks.

Professional recognition

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in International Business may apply for membership with the Export Council of Australia (ECA). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

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
39,400 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).

Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor's degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors, including academic record, English proficiency and/or employment experience.

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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