Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Business

Program code

4160

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 year full-time

Credit points

80

Indicative fee

$25,000.00* per year (more)
* 2018 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Only available to students applying for PhD or MPhil

    (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Why choose this program?

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).

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3275 Graduate Certificate in Research Studies in Business Online Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
4160 Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Business (this program) Gold Coast, Nathan Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

The Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Business is offered full-time and part-time on campus and is available to students through a blended delivery format, combining online materials with access to presentations by academics. Students may choose to study courses online and at other campuses if or where the program structure allows.

Students enrolling in the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Business are required to complete coursework and a dissertation.

Coursework:Attendance will normally be three hours per week per course for standard delivery or equivalent amount of time for courses delivered in intensive or online mode.

Dissertation: During enrolment in the dissertation component of this program, it is expected that students will be able to work independently for most of the time. The requirement for on-campus attendance is relatively flexible and unstructured. However, students will be required to meet regularly with their supervisor and it is recommended that students discuss the on-campus attendance requirements with their supervisor prior to the start of the dissertation.

My career opportunities

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.

Pathways to further study

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Business (and have achieved a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher with a grade of 5 or higher in the dissertation component) may be eligible to be admitted into the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) subject to meeting all admission requirements as specified in the Higher Degree Research Policy.

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Business (and have achieved a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher with a grade of 6 or higher in the dissertation component) may be eligible to be admitted into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) subject to meeting all admission requirements as specified in the Higher Degree Research Policy.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time semesters/trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the semester/trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the semester/trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Graduate Diploma of Research Studies in Business (4160)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2018 Fee Band 25.0 $312.50 $25,000.00
2017 FPPG Band 18 $312.50 $25,000.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the semester in which they are enrolled.

Further information