The Graduate Diploma in Research (Business) is a 36-unit program which is offered by the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
It articulates with the 18-unit Graduate Certificate in Research (Business) and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the two awards. Candidates who have completed the Graduate Certificate are awarded credit for related topics.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or an equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
Applicants with an undergraduate degree only, must demonstrate a GPA equivalent of at least 5.25.
Applicants must normally demonstrate competence in the area they wish to pursue research, (eg their major) through achieving the equivalent of 18 units of DN or better in that area. Applicants who hold a coursework masters degree in addition to their undergraduate degree, must demonstrate a GPA equivalent of at least 5.25 in their coursework masters degree.
Students, whose first degree was not taught in the English language, are required to demonstrate proficiency in English (IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each section, TOEFL of 580 with 50 in each section).
The course is designed for graduates with a bachelors degree in a business-related area from a recognised university, but no Honours or other research experience. The course aims to develop students' understanding of research issues and methods, including ethical responsibilities and regulations. Students will develop high level problem-solving, analytical and writing skills.
Graduates will be able to:
- prepare an advanced research proposal
- conduct a literature review, analysis and critique of relevant literature
- produce a major piece of academic research
- demonstrate sufficient knowledge for more detailed study in business research at the Masters or PhD level.
Program of study
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Research (Business) a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
BUSN9245 Business Research Methods (4.5 units)
And at least 9 units selected from the following:
Plus up to 22.5 units from the following, to make a total of 36 units:
BUSN9223 Investments and Portfolio Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9226 Accounting for Managers (4.5 units)
BUSN9227 Financial Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9228 Strategic Marketing (4.5 units)
BUSN9229 Sustainability and Ethics in Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9230 Economics for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN9231 Global Business Context (4.5 units)
BUSN9232 Strategic Decision Making (4.5 units)
BUSN9234 Project Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9235 Managing Negotiations (4.5 units)
BUSN9236 Leadership: Theory, Practice and Experience (4.5 units)
BUSN9237 Financial Markets and Institutions (4.5 units)
BUSN9238 Advanced Issues in Finance (4.5 units)
BUSN9239 International Business in the Asia Pacific Region (4.5 units)
BUSN9241 International Business Finance (4.5 units)
BUSN9242 International Human Resources Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9243 International Marketing and Export Management (4.5 units)
INTR9061 Governance and the new Political Economy of East Asia (4.5 units)
POAD9022 Public Management (4.5 units)
POAD9034 Risk Management - Principles and Practice (4.5 units)
POAD9037 Financial Management (4.5 units)
or other Masters level topics with permission from the Associate Dean (Research)