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Diploma of Business

Bond University
2 semesters
Diploma / Certificate
Gold Coast
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Program description

Diploma of Business

Whether you’re looking at a pathway into university or making a career move, the Diploma of Business will equip you with the foundational knowledge to manage teams, resolve conflict, and make decisions effectively. You’ll also gain a broad understanding of the different network technologies and cultural understanding.

The Diploma of Business offers you a broad foundation for a range of career opportunities in the corporate sphere. Core subjects provide you with the fundamentals of accounting, economics, marketing and digital transformation of business. You will gain core skills in managing teams, leadership, communicating in groups, conflict resolution, problem-solving, individual and group decision making, information management, the use of different network technologies, and an understanding of ethics, morals and cultural beliefs.

For more information, please refer to the institute website.

Admission requirements

Domestic Students

Entry into the Diploma of Business requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent (OP 16 to 21/ATAR 58.20-45.25). Bond University College offers tertiary preparation programs (Foundation Program and University Preparation Program)  for students who do not currently have the required academic qualifications.

  • Work experience - ANZCO Skill level 3 for 1 year full-time equivalent
  • Incomplete Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (passing grades in 2 subjects)
  • STAT result of 144
  • OP ineligible Schedule equivalent rank to OP 16 to 21

International Students

View the International academic entry requirements.

English language proficiency requirements

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Program content

Pathway into the third semester of a Bond Bachelor program

The Diploma of Business is a two-semester program, allowing you to complete your diploma in only eight months. Upon successful completion of the diploma, you can pathway into the third semester of a Bond University undergraduate degree with a possible 80 credit points. Bond University College students have access to the Transformer, an Australian-first program aimed at teaching you big-picture thinking, creative problem solving and evidence-based decision making so you can make a real difference in the community, your own business or an existing one

Key features

  • Complete your diploma in only eight months
  • Integrate into the university environment from day one
  • Have the support of extra tutorials just for diploma students
  • Articulate into the third semester of the corresponding bachelor program

Successful completion of the Diploma of Business will provide students with either a pathway to Bond University undergraduate degrees or to start their career in a broad range of opportunities in business, management, marketing and advertising, market research or information management.

The Diploma of Business is comprised of 8 compulsory subjects and 1 compulsory skills building subject. Students must complete the following eight (8) subjects for the Diploma of Business:

  • BCAS01-020 Academic Skills*
  • BCDP02-033 Introduction to Global Citizenship 
  • BCDP02-101 Critical Thinking and Communication (CORE11-001)
  • BCDP02-040 Digital Transformation of Business (INFT11-120)
  • BCDP02-005 Marketing (MKTG11-100)
  • BCDP02-102 Leadership and Team Dynamics (CORE11-002)
  • BCDP02-006 Principles of Economics (ECON11-100)
  • BCDP02-008 Accounting for Decision Making (ACCT11-100)
  • BCDP02-054 Elementary Maths (STAT10-100)

*BCAS01-020 Academic Skills is a compulsory 0 credit point subject that provides you with core academic skills including referencing, academic writing and time management. It must be completed in your first semester (weeks 2 to 6).

For more information, please refer to the institute website.

About school

Bond University

Bond University

At Bond University, we do things differently. Known for our small class sizes, three-semester-per-year timetable and state-of-the-art facilities, Bond University has been named in the global top 20 universities in the Times Higher Education Ranking of the Best Small Universities...

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Contact info

Bond University

14 University Drive
4226 Robina, Queensland


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