The Graduate Diploma in Management is an online postgraduate qualification that is ideal for busy senior managers, with a potential entry pathway through any of our Graduate Certificates and study that is highly supported, fits into your schedule, and provides immediate relevancy to your work.
It consists of 8 units that provide deep expertise in practical business strategies and applications, equipping you with the skills to be an effective leader and giving you the confidence to apply the latest theory and ideas to real life situations. You will acquire the ability to turn strategy into action, gain essential understanding of modern economic activity, and learn research methods that will enable you to further your own knowledge.
The Graduate Diploma in Management is part of our MBA Pathway. Once completed, you can progress directly to the Master of Business Administration. The MBA+ offers you three unique, recognised qualifications in a single learning pathway, ensuring you are empowered to thrive in your function, in leadership, and well into the future.
Who is this Course For?
The Graduate Diploma in Management is valuable for people in diverse careers, especially for mid-level managers who feel their progression is stalling. This program empowers your career success by improving your professional abilities, giving you a respected, formal qualification, and preparing you for future study. As a generalist qualification, we recommend it for specialists moving into management roles and career leaders alike. Our highly accessible and supported learning model ensures you can succeed in your studies without making sacrifices to your current work or personal life.
Course Learning Outcomes
After completing this program, the Graduate Diploma holder will be able to:
Analyze and synthesize advanced knowledge of key theories and, frameworks in a diverse range of business functions by relating them to modern business contexts.
Business Analysis and Problem-solving skills
Apply theoretical and empirical knowledge, technical, evaluative, and analytical skills to generate creative and evidence-based solutions to management problems.
Illustrate effective written communication skills by logically synthesising information or data, reflecting well-developed judgement and presenting it in an ethical, responsible, and professional manner.
Global diversity, continuous learning, and adaptability to change
Evaluate the global diversity of business systems and practices to advance business knowledge and adapt the best business practices.
Ethical and Social Responsibility:
Display ethical and social responsibility as a practitioner in defining goals and specifications, setting quality standards and personal decision-making and behaviour.
Units of Study
Successfully completing the eight core units of the Graduate Diploma provides you with a formal qualification and allows you direct entry into the Master of Business Administration. You could complete the Graduate Diploma in as little as 8 months.
8 Core Units
- The Art of Leadership*
- Marketing Management*
- Operational Improvement*
- Managing Financial Resources*
- Managing, Developing, and Implementing Strategy
- Economics for Managers
- Business Research Methods
- Business Decision-Making
*These units make up the Graduate Certificate in Management.
The Graduate Diploma in Management has entry options for experienced managers, whether they have formal tertiary qualifications or not.
- Bachelor degree and two years’ relevant management experience
Alternatively, for managers who do not have a completed undergraduate degree, you can enter the MBA program by starting at the Graduate Certificate of Management with:
- Diploma or Advanced Diploma and three years’ management experience
- No formal tertiary qualification but five years’ relevant management experience
In addition, you must:
- Meet English Requirements; and
- Have access to a computer and internet connection that meet Technology Requirements
Successfully completing the Graduate Diploma gives you a formal qualification and allows you entry into the Master of Business Administration.
AIM Business School charges individual unit fees which are payable prior to the date of commencement of that unit or 14 days upon invoice generated.
Payment of fees may be made by:
- credit card or
- application for FEE-HELP, a government loan given to eligible students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees.
For students enrolling for courses commencing in 2019 and future years, AIM Business School reserves the right to adjust tuition fees annually Find out more about fees and charges.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Students who can provide evidence of previous study at a similar AQF level or demonstrable equivalent experience, may on application, be provided with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer for up to 50% of a respective course. All applications for exemption or RPL will be assessed on an individual basis.For students seeking RPL based on experience only, an assessment fee applies per unit for successful applications. For more information about the RPL process, please contact a Senior Learning Advisor on 1300 658 337 or request a call back today.
Why Choose AIM Business School?
Practical, real-world learning – no exams!
There are no exams at AIM Business School. Rather, assessment is based on undertaking realistic projects applied to each participant’s own organisational and industry contexts. Emphasis is placed on contemporary, relevant and interactive case studies. Participants engage in coursework that is entirely applicable to their work to ensure they receive immediate value from their learning experience.
Best in Class Faculty
Our faculty are highly qualified and experienced business professionals. They are chosen based on their senior management experience in their area of specialisation, appropriate postgraduate and teaching qualifications and a commitment to keep abreast of developments in their area of specialisation. Be inspired by practitioners with senior level business and industry experience and benefit from their extensive business knowledge and practical leadership and management skills.
Great Student Experience
Our current and former students consistently rank their experience studying with AIM Business School as exceptional. In fact, we rank above the national average in all but one category, with particular satisfaction for our teaching practices, support services, and overall experience. Don’t believe us? Check us out at ComparED for yourself.
Prompt, personalised and on-going support
We’ll be there to help you throughout your study journey. Gain prompt, personalised and ongoing support from specialised Faculty and our Student Support Team. We know postgraduate study is a commitment and we’re committed to providing you exceptional support throughout your qualification.
Flexible intake periods
At AIM Business School, you don’t have to wait for the next semester intake. When we say flexible and accessible, we mean it. We understand that working professionals need both when enrolling in postgraduate study. This means, with bimonthly, you can start as soon as you’re ready. It’s convenience at its best.
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