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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business
PGDipBus

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Business requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree having achieved a grade average of at least a B- in the highest level courses, or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits at 700 level, comprising:

(a) courses selected from the Schedule for the Qualification;

(b) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

3. The course of study for candidates completing the Postgraduate Diploma in Business without an endorsement shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits from Schedule B.

4. Notwithstanding Regulation 2, subject to the approval of the Academic Board variation in excess of the limits specified in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates may be permitted for candidates exiting from related Masterate programmes.

Specialisations

5. Candidates may complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Business with or without an endorsement.

6. Candidates may complete an endorsement by passing at least 90 credits from a specialisation, including any compulsory courses. The requirements for each endorsement are set out in Schedule A Postgraduate Diploma in Business endorsements.

7. Notwithstanding regulation 6, candidates may complete an endorsement in Banking and Finance, or Financial Economics, by passing at least 120 credits in a specialisation, including any compulsory courses.

8. Endorsements available for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business are: Agribusiness, Banking and Finance, Business Law, Communication, Economics, Finance, Financial Economics, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, Occupational Safety and Health.

Student Progression

9. In cases of sufficient merit, the Postgraduate Diploma in Business may be awarded with distinction or merit.

Completion Requirements

10. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

11. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic Requirements within the prescribed time frames; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Business should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

12. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business

Schedule A: Endorsements

Agribusiness (120 credits)

Banking and Finance (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Banking subject courses (60 credits from)

137.703 International Banking and Financial Markets 30 credits
C 137710

137.704 Risk Management for Financial Institutions 30 credits
P Graduate status and 137710

137.710 The Theory and Management of Banking 30 credits
P Appraisal Required R 137701, 137702

137.711 Strategic Banking Issues 30 credits
P 137710 C 137710 R 137701, 137702

Finance subject courses (60 credits from)

125.700 Managerial Finance 30 credits
P Appraisal Required R 125330

125.732 Advanced Corporate Finance 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

125.740 Advanced Investment Analysis 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

125.780 Advanced International Finance 30 credits
P Appraisal Required

125.781 Advanced Financial Risk Management 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required C 125700

125.785 Research and Analytics in Economics and Finance 30 credits

Business Law (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Subject courses (At least 90 credits from)

152.781 Advanced Research Methods in Business 30 credits
R 156776, 219790

155.700 Fundamentals of Law 30 credits

155.702 Special Topic Business Law 30 credits

155.704 Corporate Governance 30 credits
P 155200 or 155203 R 155703

155.705 Special Topic Business Law 30 credits

Communication (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Subject courses (At least 90 credits from)

219.702 Management Communication 30 credits

219.703 Perspectives in Business Communication 30 credits

219.704 International and Intercultural Communication 30 credits

219.705 Advanced News Media Processes 30 credits

219.706 Strategic Public Relations 30 credits

219.708 Political Communication 30 credits

219.790 Research Methods in Communication 30 credits
R 152781 or 156776

Economics (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Subject courses (At least 90 credits from)

125.785 Research and Analytics in Economics and Finance 30 credits

178.702 Macroeconomics 30 credits
P 178703; or 178200 and either 178220 or 178280 R 178700, 178714

178.703 The Theory and Practice of Economics 30 credits

178.712 International Monetary Economics 30 credits
P 178703 or 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

178.713 Microeconomics 30 credits
P 178301 or 178703

178.718 Health Economics 30 credits

178.732 Advanced Econometrics 30 credits
P 125785 or any 300-level Econometrics course

178.755 Economic Growth, International and Development Economics 30 credits

178.775 The Economics of Knowledge and Innovation 30 credits
P 115113 or 115106 or 1781xx or 178703

178.799 Research Project 30 credits
P Appraisal Required

Finance (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Subject courses (At least 90 credits from)

125.700 Managerial Finance 30 credits
P Appraisal Required R 125330

125.732 Advanced Corporate Finance 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

125.740 Advanced Investment Analysis 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

125.780 Advanced International Finance 30 credits
P Appraisal Required

125.781 Advanced Financial Risk Management 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required C 125700

125.785 Research and Analytics in Economics and Finance 30 credits

125.799 Research Report 30 credits

Financial Economics (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Finance subject courses (60 credits from)

125.700 Managerial Finance 30 credits
P Appraisal Required R 125330

125.732 Advanced Corporate Finance 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

125.740 Advanced Investment Analysis 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

125.780 Advanced International Finance 30 credits
P Appraisal Required

125.781 Advanced Financial Risk Management 30 credits
P 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required C 125700

125.785 Research and Analytics in Economics and Finance 30 credits

125.799 Research Report 30 credits

Economics subject courses (60 credits from)

125.785 Research and Analytics in Economics and Finance 30 credits

178.702 Macroeconomics 30 credits
P 178703; or 178200 and either 178220 or 178280 R 178700, 178714

178.703 The Theory and Practice of Economics 30 credits

178.712 International Monetary Economics 30 credits
P 178703 or 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

178.713 Microeconomics 30 credits
P 178301 or 178703

178.718 Health Economics 30 credits

178.732 Advanced Econometrics 30 credits
P 125785 or any 300-level Econometrics course

178.755 Economic Growth, International and Development Economics 30 credits

178.775 The Economics of Knowledge and Innovation 30 credits
P 115113 or 115106 or 1781xx or 178703

178.799 Research Project 30 credits
P Appraisal Required

Human Resource Management (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Subject courses (At least 90 credits from)

114.702 Human Resource Management and Workplace Relations 30 credits

114.709 Managing the Employment Relationship 30 credits

114.710 Organisational Learning 30 credits

114.722 Advanced Organisational Behaviour 30 credits

114.723 Performance Management 30 credits
P 114326 or 114700 or 114702 R 114724, 114726

114.728 Valuing Human Resource Talent in Business Enterprises 30 credits
P 114326 or 114700 or 114702

114.735 Competitive Advantage and HRM Strategy 30 credits
R 114725

114.761 International Human Resource Management 30 credits

114.762 Career Management in an International Context 30 credits

152.781 Advanced Research Methods in Business 30 credits
R 156776, 219790

Management (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Subject courses (At least 90 credits from)

152.700 Organisation and Management 30 credits

152.702 Advanced Strategic Management 30 credits

152.704 Business and Sustainability 30 credits
R 115783

152.707 Leading and Changing Organisations 30 credits
R 152709, 152705

152.724 Advanced Services Management 30 credits

152.731 Innovation and New Ventures 30 credits
R 26441, 52731

152.732 Issues in Entrepreneurship 30 credits
R 26442, 52732

152.740 Public Sector Administration 30 credits

152.742 Health Systems Management 30 credits
R 250742

152.743 Health Law and Policy 30 credits
R 250743

152.746 Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management 30 credits
R 250746

152.752 Project Management 30 credits

152.768 Managing Knowledge 30 credits

152.781 Advanced Research Methods in Business 30 credits
R 156776, 219790

234.731 Advanced Sport in the Social Context 30 credits

234.732 Advanced Sport Management 30 credits

234.736 Advanced Sport Coaching 30 credits
R 152713

Marketing (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Subject courses (At least 90 credits from)

156.700 Essentials of Marketing 30 credits
R 156741, 115104, 115116

156.742 Advanced Consumer Behaviour 30 credits
P 156700 or Appraisal Required C 156700

156.743 Advanced Marketing Planning and Strategy 30 credits
P 156700 or Appraisal Required C 156700

156.744 Advanced Marketing Research and Analysis 30 credits
P 156700 or Appraisal Required C 156700

156.758 Marketing for Social Change 30 credits

Occupational Safety and Health (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory course

251.731 Advanced Occupational Safety and Health 30 credits

Subject courses (At least 60 credits from)

251.770 Health and Safety Auditing 30 credits

251.772 Advanced Occupational Hygiene 30 credits

251.773 Hazard Management 30 credits

Schedule B: Elective courses

110.710 Contemporary Issues in Financial Accounting 30 credits
P 110309

110.711 Advanced Accounting Theory 30 credits
P 110309

114.702 Human Resource Management and Workplace Relations 30 credits

114.709 Managing the Employment Relationship 30 credits

114.722 Advanced Organisational Behaviour 30 credits

114.735 Competitive Advantage and HRM Strategy 30 credits
R 114725

114.761 International Human Resource Management 30 credits

115.758 Interpersonal Communication at Work 15 credits

115.759 Current Issues in Business 15 credits

125.700 Managerial Finance 30 credits
P Appraisal Required R 125330

137.710 The Theory and Management of Banking 30 credits
P Appraisal Required R 137701, 137702

152.700 Organisation and Management 30 credits

152.702 Advanced Strategic Management 30 credits

152.704 Business and Sustainability 30 credits
R 115783

152.707 Leading and Changing Organisations 30 credits
R 152709, 152705

152.725 Building Export and Import Businesses 30 credits

152.726 Growing Multinational Enterprises 30 credits
P 152725 or Appraisal Required

152.727 Managing Multinational Enterprises 30 credits
P 152725 or Appraisal Required

152.728 Corporate Citizenship and Responsibility 30 credits

152.730 Advanced Contemporary Issues in Sustainability 30 credits

152.731 Innovation and New Ventures 30 credits
R 26441, 52731

152.740 Public Sector Administration 30 credits

152.742 Health Systems Management 30 credits
R 250742

152.743 Health Law and Policy 30 credits
R 250743

152.746 Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management 30 credits
R 250746

152.747 Local Governance: Context, Structure and Finance 30 credits

152.752 Project Management 30 credits

152.781 Advanced Research Methods in Business 30 credits
R 156776, 219790

155.700 Fundamentals of Law 30 credits

156.700 Essentials of Marketing 30 credits
R 156741, 115104, 115116

156.742 Advanced Consumer Behaviour 30 credits
P 156700 or Appraisal Required C 156700

156.756 Digital Marketing 30 credits
P 156700 or Appraisal Required R 156755

156.757 Marketing Strategy 30 credits
P 156700 or Appraisal Required R 156743

156.758 Marketing for Social Change 30 credits

157.701 Health Information Management 30 credits
R 157711, 157733, 158759

157.748 Advanced Management, Analytics, and Decision Making 30 credits
R 157216

157.749 Technology Innovation Management 30 credits

178.703 The Theory and Practice of Economics 30 credits

178.719 Climate Change Economics and Policy 30 credits

190.703 Management in Aviation Systems 30 credits

190.720 Aviation Strategic Management 30 credits

219.702 Management Communication 30 credits

219.703 Perspectives in Business Communication 30 credits

219.704 International and Intercultural Communication 30 credits

219.706 Strategic Public Relations 30 credits

219.708 Political Communication 30 credits

219.790 Research Methods in Communication 30 credits
R 152781 or 156776

234.731 Advanced Sport in the Social Context 30 credits

234.732 Advanced Sport Management 30 credits

234.736 Advanced Sport Coaching 30 credits
R 152713

251.731 Advanced Occupational Safety and Health 30 credits