Graduate Diploma in Management

Why study the Graduate Diploma in Management at UNE?

This an Exit Award only for candidates who have completed 48 credit points towards either the Master of Business Administration or the Master of Strategic Organisational Development and Human Resource Management.

Career Opportunities

Management; Administration

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Not offered in 2017.

Official Abbreviation GradDipMgt
Course Type Postgraduate
Commencing Not offered in 2017
Course Duration
Total Credit Points 48
Entry Requirements

A candidate must have completed 48 credit points from either the Master of Business Administration or the Master of Strategic Organisational Development and Human Resource Management.

Academic Colours

Spectrum Orange (BCC 57)

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Graduate Diploma in Management in 2017.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate must have completed 48 credit points from either the Master of Business Administration or the Master of Strategic Organisational Development and Human Resource Management.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 48 credit points with at least 30 credit points at 400-level and not more than 18 credit points at 500-level.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete the program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Listed Units 48 cps
Total 48 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Management.


Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

The Graduate Diploma in Management is designed for working professionals seeking to broaden their skills and expand their opportunities within or beyond their current field of employment. This award sets out to provide graduates with an understanding of a range of business disciplines, and their embodied theory and principles, which enables them to effectively identify, analyse and resolve a variety of management issues. It also aims to provide an exit point for the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Strategic Organisational Development and Human Resource Management.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in the field of management and apply current theory to management practices within their workplace, and communicate that knowledge;
  2. research and utilise data to apply solutions to address complex organisational challenges;
  3. engage in critical reflection on management practice and demonstrate the ability to identify, evaluate and synthesise sources of information in management; and
  4. work independently and with others to generate solutions, including the ability to communicate appropriately and persuasively with a range of stakeholders.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Demonstrate a command of a significant body of knowledge based on the highest standards of academic scholarship, apply knowledge at an advanced level in professional contexts or to solve problems, demonstrate awareness of the historical development of the discipline and its methods, recognise the relationship between the practice of the discipline in Australia and its practice in other countries.

Communication Skills

Communicate effectively and confidently orally and in written forms; use numerical, graphical, visual and statistical forms of communication competently where applicable; appreciate the diversity of communication styles employed by individuals from different national and cultural backgrounds; use the medium and form of communication (including electronic) appropriate for a given situation; present well reasoned arguments.

Global Perspectives

Demonstrate an awareness of the global context of their discipline and professional area; function in a multicultural or global context.

Information Literacy

Recognise the need for information and the nature and extent of information needed; find information effectively and efficiently; critically evaluate information and the search process; manage information collected or generated; use information to construct new concepts or create new understandings; use information with understanding and acknowledge cultural, ethical, economic, legal and social issues surrounding its use; acquire, organise and present information using technology.

Life-Long Learning

Reflect on limitations of, and have the capacity to evaluate their current knowledge; identify, evaluate and implement personal learning strategies for lifelong personal and professional development; practice intellectual curiosity, creativity and critical thinking; learn both independently and cooperatively; learn new skills and apply learning to new and unexpected situations; recognise opportunities for further learning in both familiar and unfamiliar national or cultural settings.

Problem Solving

Apply logical, critical and creative thinking to a range of problems; identify critical issues in the discipline or professional area; conceptualise problems and formulate a range of solutions that are appropriate to the national or cultural context of the problem; collect, collate and analyse relevant information to assist problem solving.

Social Responsibility

Demonstrate ethical action and social responsibility in their personal, professional and community lives; demonstrate respect for, and acknowledgement of, ideas and knowledge of others; acknowledge the social and ethical implications of their actions; appreciate the impact of social change; recognise social justice issues relevant to their discipline and professional area.

Team Work

Work collaboratively and network effectively to achieve common goals and to solve problems; appreciate the different approaches that different cultures have to collaborative work; take responsibility and carry out agreed tasks.

How to Apply

Applications for the Graduate Diploma in Management are currently closed.

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