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  • Objectives
    This course is tailored for those from technical backgrounds who have recently made, or wish to make, the move into leadership and management roles. It will provide you with an array of business skills vital to success in management. In this course you will complete a specialist major in either business or strategic procurement. You will study economic analysis and Asian economies, organisational behaviour, financial management and the legal environment. To support your core studies and your career you will also choose from a wide variety of topics, including workplace relations theory and practice, strategic cost management, human resource strategies, corporate finance, business decisions and performance, and contract and procurement optimisation.
  • Entry requirements
    A bachelor degree in a field other than business, commerce or economics, a graduate certificate or equivalent plus a minimum of two years relevant work experience. A limited number of applicants without a recognised degree or equivalent, but whose post-secondary education or training and work experience indicates that they would benefit and be able to contribute effectively in the course may be admitted.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Diploma in Business
  • Course description
    Graduate Diploma in Business

    GradDipBus(Curtin), GradDipBusStratProc(Curtin)

    Course CRICOS Code: 006112K
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year

    Introduction

    This course is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in a field other than business, commerce or economics, or equivalent, and who wish to develop an understanding of the functional areas of business. A typical student undertaking the courseis one who holds a degree in a technical field, but whose work activities have become progressively more management related and less dependent upon technical expertise. The course provides a broad coverage of core business related subjects. A 70 per centaverage in four units is generally required for entry to the Master of Business Administration program.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    A degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution in a field other than business, commerce or economics, a graduate certificate or equivalent qualification plus a minimum of two years relevant work experience. A limited number of applicants without a recognised degree or equivalent, but whose post-secondary education or training, and work experience indicates that they would benefit and be able to contribute effectively in the course may be admitted.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Students with waivers may select other appropriate foundation or business environment units from the Master of Business Administration or an additional optional Graduate Diploma introductory unit.

    Duration and Availability

    This course is twelve months full-time or equivalent part-time study. Units within this course are offered on a trimester and/or semester basis, allowing full-time students to complete the course in eight months (trimesters). The course may be completedinternally or with a mix of both internal and online study. International onshore students on student visas are not permitted to study fully online. For further information on fees and class times, go to www.gsb.curtin.edu.au

    Intermediate Awards 1

    A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate award(s) approved for this course are:

    Intermediate Awards II

    Graduate Certificate in Business.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                     Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Majors, Streams or Other Core Components

    310605     v.1           Business Major (GDB)                                 200.0
          OR
    310434     v.1           Strategic Procurement Major (GDB)            200.0
                                                                                                        200.0

    Availability

    Year      Location                     Period            All*   
    2009     Perth City Campus     Trimester 1     Y                       
    2009     Perth City Campus     Trimester 2     Y                       
    2009     Perth City Campus     Trimester 3     Y                       

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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