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Diploma of Business Administration DPBA

Program focus


The Diploma of Business Administration equips students with
foundation knowledge of business and a basic understanding of the
competitive environment in which private and public sector organisations
operate.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

1 year full-time, up to 3 years part-time

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Program aims

This is a generalist program aimed at equipping students with
foundation understanding of how organisations operate in different
environmental contexts, private, and public. It exposes students to
a range of issues and challenges faced by business as it strives to
make organisations successful, sustainable and responsible stakeholders
in society.

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Program objectives

On the successful completion of the Diploma of Business Administration
graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate foundation knowledge of the general business concepts,
    processes and principles relevant to the functioning of various types
    of organisations

  • demonstrate effective communication, interpersonal skills, and
    foundation knowledge of the relevant principles in making decisions
    in a business environment

  • demonstrate an understanding of the importance of high ethical
    standards and socially responsible organisational practices and processes.


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Program structure

The Diploma of Business Administration is an 8-course program.
Students must complete one of the following:

  • 4 core courses from Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business Administration, or Bachelor of Commerce
    listed below plus a further 4 Faculty of Business
    and Law courses

  • 8 courses prescribed for the ANU degree pathway (domestic students
    only).


Domestic students who wish to be eligible to complete a business
program at ANU should choose the ANU degree pathway courses.

USQ degree pathway courses

Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
Students must complete at least 4 core courses
from the following list:
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making S1, S2, S3 S1S1
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts S1, S2, S3 S1S1, S3
ECO1000 Economics S1, S2, S3 S1S2, S3
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance S1, S3 S1S1, S3
LAW1101 Introduction to Law S1, S2, S3 S2S2
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour S1, S2, S3 S2S1
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing S1, S2, S3 S1S1, S2
POL1000 Government, Business and Society S1, S2 S2S1
STA2300 Data Analysis S1, S2, S3 S2S2, S3
plus a further 4 Faculty of Business and Law courses

ANU degree pathway courses for domestic students

Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Fraser Coast campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making* S1, S2, S3 S1S1
ACC1102 Financial Accounting S1, S2, S3 S2 S2
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts S1, S2, S3 S1S1, S3
LAW1101 Introduction to Law S1, S2, S3 S2S2
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour S1, S2, S3 S2S1
MGT1200 Business Communication^ S2 S2
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing S1, S2, S3 S1S1, S2
STA2300 Data Analysis S1, S2, S3 S2S2, S3

Footnotes
*ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making is a pre-requisite
for ACC1102 Financial Accounting and
must be completed before ACC1102.
^MGT1200 Business Communication is not available
on-campus at Fraser Coast. Students may enrol in MGT1200 by distance.
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Exit points

There are no exit points for this program.

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