GD079 - Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

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Plan: GD079OSP6 - Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
Campus: RMIT University Vietnam


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
Award abbreviation: GradDipBA
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Vietnam campus, Saigon South
Owning school: Graduate School of Business and Law (660H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 080301
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration provides recent graduates or emerging managers with the opportunity to acquire contemporary business knowledge and skills necessary to take up leadership roles in an increasingly complex and uncertain world. It is an early exit point for those enrolled in the Master of Business Administration. This program imbues knowledge and skills which will enable graduates to manage organisations and make decisions in an unpredictable business environment.

This program provides a range of learning experiences which will allow you to apply management theories and concepts across a range of contemporary organisational contexts. Students are involved in a variety of learning activities, which include lectures, role plays and other experiential activities, including seminars, discussions, individual and team presentations, team activities, preparing business reports and preparing and presenting business consulting projects.

This program emphasises practicalities and the development of skills to address real world issues in contemporary business settings. The program offers a pathway to success in business for recent graduates with limited working experience, and emerging managers.

This program is delivered on campus and is an exit-only program. Entry into this program is via the MC199EXVRI Master of Business Administration. Please see Entry Requirements for further information.


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Articulation and pathways

Students who successfully complete the RMIT Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will be will be required to complete four (4) courses (48 credit points) in order to qualify for the degree.

Credit will be assessed consistently with the RMIT University credit policy and procedures.

For more information please refer to the Admission and Credit Policy. 

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Entrance requirements

GD079 Graduate Diploma in Business Administration is an exit award only for the Master of Business Administration. It is available to students upon successful completion of the eight (8) courses (96 credit points) specified in the program structure.

Entry into this program is via the MC199EXVRI Master of Business Administration.

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is not accredited by a professional body. However, some professional bodies may offer qualification recognition post-graduation on a case by case basis. Students and/or graduates should contact the professional body of interest directly to seek advice on recognition of their qualification.

The table below lists professional bodies who may offer membership for students and/or graduates as a career enabler which could include opportunities for networking and access to discipline specific resources. Application for membership is the student/graduate's responsibility.


Professional Body Membership and Opportunities

Institute of Managers and Leaders [IML]

  • Students may be eligible for membership category: Affiliate, Member or Associate Fellow (depending on experience)
  • Graduates may be eligible for membership category: Affiliate, Member or Associate Fellow (depending on experience)

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.

Guiding the development of the College of Business, both nationally and internationally, is an Industry Advisory Committee of high-profile executives. The Industry Advisory Committee also provides feedback on the currency of our programs, the changing needs of Industry and has input into the design of new programs.


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University Vietnam you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. Resources include collections of books, periodicals and other course related materials.

All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as e-books, e-journals, newspapers, and streaming media. Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web-based tutorials or use our online Ask the Library service. Drop into the Study Support Hubs for assistance or contact us via Ask the Library online chat. 

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at:

Online learning tools and content

Log in to the RMIT Vietnam Intranet to access study resources for your program.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University Vietnam provides the following resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services available include:

  • transition to tertiary student learning
  • study skills, academic skills including academic literacy, writing for academic purposes, research, exam preparation and much more
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health and personal matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in community engagement, arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.

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