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Diploma of Business Administration

Diploma of Business Administration (DPBA)

Start

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Flexibility

  • On-campus
  • Distance

Campus

  • Fraser Coast
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

Duration

  • 1 years or part time equivalent

Units

  • 8 units

Approximate annual fees

  • Commonwealth supported
    AUD 10085
  • Domestic full fee paying
    AUD 16240

Diploma of Business Administration (DPBA) - CRICOS: 066075B

Start

  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Flexibility

  • On-campus
  • Distance

Campus

  • Fraser Coast
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

Duration

  • 1 years or part time equivalent

Units

  • 8 units

Approximate annual fees

  • Distance/Online
    AUD 15520
  • On-campus
    AUD 18400

Start your business qualifications with a bite-sized chunk

The Diploma of Business Administration is perfect if you are a bit unsure about studying at uni and would like to start with a bite-sized chunk. The Diploma is a qualification in its own right, and can stop there if you want to. But it is also a pathway to a Bachelor degree, which means that the eight courses you have studied can count towards your degree.

Gain a business knowledge foundation

You will generally complete four core courses plus four electives chosen from the business areas that interest you. If you have any questions, it is best to have a chat with one of our Student Relationship Officers. If you are considering continuing onto a bachelor degree, your choice of courses may have an impact later.

Further study

After completing the Diploma of Business Administration, you can potentially go into a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce, or Bachelor of Information Technology.

As a graduate, you will be provided with general business knowledge in preparation for a career in a number of areas within public or private sector national or global organisations. Depending on the courses you select, you may seek career opportunities within the disciplines of human resources, marketing, administration, information technology, supply chain management, tourism, small business management, international business and commerce.

Entry requirements
  • Year 12 English (4 SA) or equivalent

English Language Requirements

Domestic and international students from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English Language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

OP/Rank

The 2014 OP/Rank for this program is: 18/61

How to apply
QTAC codes
  • Distance: 904035
  • Fraser Coast: 914031
  • Springfield: 924031
  • Toowoomba: 904031

Domestic students (Australian and New Zealand) apply to QTAC or can apply directly to USQ depending on your circumstance.

Note: Semester 3 courses are only available by distance education and on-campus at Springfield.

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ

  • Semester 3, 2014 - applications close Friday 14 November 2014
  • Semester 1, 2015 - applications close Thursday 26 February 2015
  • Semester 2, 2015 - applications close Thursday 16 July 2015

If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.

Alternate pathways to university study
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven’t been able to study previously or don’t meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.

How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study in this program are:
Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Disclaimer

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2014 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. The rate is calculated on the basis of a full time year of study (8 units of study). Fees may vary as they are reviewed annually.


Please note: the courses listed below are a sample only and current students should consult the USQ Handbook for their recommended enrolment patterns.
Program structure

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses
plus 4 x Electives  4
Total

Course codeCourse name
Core courses:Select four courses from the following:
ACC1101Accounting for Decision-Making
CIS1000Information Systems Concepts
ECO1000Economics 
FIN1101Introduction to Corporate Finance 
LAW1101Introduction to Law 
MGT1000Organisational Behaviour 
MGT1200Business Communication
MGT2002Managing Organisations
MKT1001Introduction to Marketing 
POL1000Government, Business and Society 
STA2300Data Analysis
 plus four Electives from other Business courses
 
International entry requirements

English Language Requirements

Domestic and international students from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English Language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Pre-requisites

Year 12 Senior Certificate or equivalent from a recognised institution. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.

International how to apply

CRICOS code: 066075B

Note: There is no Semester 3 on-campus intake.

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1 - 2 March 2015
  • Semester 2 - 20 July 2015
  • Semester 3 - 16 November 2015
International alternate pathways to university study
Pathway programs are also available if you don’t meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.

How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study in this program:
  • Distance/Online : AUD 15520
  • On-campus : AUD 18400
Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

Disclaimer

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2014 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. The rate is calculated on the basis of a full time year of study (8 units of study). Fees may vary as they are reviewed annually.


Please note: the courses listed below are a sample only and current students should consult the USQ Handbook for their recommended enrolment patterns.
Program structure

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses
plus 4 x Electives  4
Total

Course codeCourse name
Core courses:Select four courses from the following:
ACC1101Accounting for Decision-Making
CIS1000Information Systems Concepts
ECO1000Economics 
FIN1101Introduction to Corporate Finance 
LAW1101Introduction to Law 
MGT1000Organisational Behaviour 
MGT1200Business Communication
MGT2002Managing Organisations
MKT1001Introduction to Marketing 
POL1000Government, Business and Society 
STA2300Data Analysis
 plus four Electives from other Business courses