Graduate Diploma in Management

The Graduate Diploma is designed with the senior manager mind, helping them advance their leadership skills and knowledge to the next level so they can continue to achieve their career goals. It is a Level 8 qualification according the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), which places it one level higher in complexity than a bachelor’s degree.

About the Course

The Graduate Diploma in Management provides a solid grounding and depth of understanding of practical business strategies, applications, and a broad range of theory. Perfect for the busy senior manager, this mid-level postgraduate qualification can be taken standalone or as part of the pathway to MBA, can be studied online or as a blend of online and on-campus, and with a wide community of support available.

The eight core units are designed to equip you with the skills you need to be an effective leader and give you the confidence to apply the latest theory and ideas to real life situations. It is designed with a senior manager in mind, providing eight units that equip you with the core skills you need to progress through your career.

Course Outcomes and Units Achieved

The Graduate Diploma in Management is available through online or a mix of both on-campus and online study modes, providing you with a blended approach to learning. 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 16 months part-time.

8 Core Units

  • Leading Managing and Developing People
  • Marketing for Managers
  • Managing Operational Improvement
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Managing, Developing & Implementing Strategy
  • Economics for Managers
  • Business Research Methods
  • Business Decision Making & Analysis


Entry or Workplace Requirements

The Graduate Diploma in Management has entry options for experienced managers, whether they have formal tertiary qualifications or not.

Enter with:

  • 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


Successfully completing the Graduate Diploma gives you a formal qualification and allows you entry into the Master of Business Administration.

Delivery Method and Time Requirements

Online or Blended (face-to-face and online) training.

This course takes 8-16 months to compete.


$21,600.00 (FEE-HELP available)

Australian Institute of Management

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