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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*.

*No new enrolments

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.

Transitional Provisions

13. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the Diploma, candidates who commenced the Postgraduate Diploma in Business prior to 1 January 2018 who are completing the qualification without an endorsement may be permitted to substitute a course(s) already completed for a course(s) included in Schedule B. This transition arrangement expires 31 December 2019.

14. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the Diploma, candidates who commenced the Postgraduate Diploma in Business, or a related qualification from which they are exiting, prior to 1 January 2019 may be permitted to substitute 156.743, 156.744 or 156.755 for a course or courses included in Schedule B. This transition arrangement expires 31 December 2021.

15. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Business prior to 1 January 2019 who have completed at least 30 credits towards the Management subject, may be permitted to substitute 152.761, 152.764 and/or 152.766 for a courses or course(s) at the same level in order to complete the requirements of the subject. These transitional arrangements expire on 31 December 2020.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Business

Schedule A: Endorsements

Agribusiness (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Banking and Finance (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Banking subject courses (60 credits from)

137.703 International Banking and Financial Markets 30 credits C 137.710
137.704 Risk Management for Financial Institutions 30 credits P Graduate status and 137.710
137.710 The Theory and Management of Banking 30 credits P PHOS R 137.701, 137.702
137.711 Strategic Banking Issues 30 credits P 137.710 C 137.710 R 137.701, 137.702

Finance subject courses (60 credits from)

125.700 Managerial Finance 30 credits P Permission Head of School R 125.330
125.732 Advanced Corporate Finance 30 credits P 125.700 or 125.330 or Permission HOS
125.740 Advanced Investment Analysis 30 credits P 125.700 or 125.330 or Permission HOS
125.780 Advanced International Finance 30 credits P PHOS
125.781 Advanced Financial Risk Management 30 credits P 125.700 or 125.330 or Permission HOS
125.785 Research Methods 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  
155.700 Fundamentals of Law 30 credits  
155.702 Special Topic Business Law 30 credits  
155.704 Corporate Governance 30 credits P 155.200 or 155.203 R 155.703
155.705 Special Topic Business Law 30 credits  
155.798 Research Report 30 credits  
155.799 Research Report 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  

Economics (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Subject courses (At least 90 credits from)

125.785 Research Methods in Economics and Finance 30 credits  
178.702 Macroeconomics 30 credits P 178.703; or 178.200 and either 178.220 or 178.280 R 178.700, 178.714
178.703 The Theory and Practice of Economics 30 credits  
178.712 International Monetary Economics 30 credits P 178.703 or 125.700 or 125.330 or PHOS
178.713 Microeconomics 30 credits P 178.301 or 178.703
178.718 Health Economics 30 credits  
178.732 Advanced Econometrics 30 credits P 125.785 or any 300-level Econometrics course
178.755 Economic Growth, International and Development Economics 30 credits P Any undergraduate-level Economics course or 178.703 R 178.750, 178.770
178.775 The Economics of Knowledge and Innovation 30 credits P 115.113 or 115.106 or 178.1xx or 178.703
178.799 Research Project 30 credits P Graduate status and Permission HOS

Finance (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Subject courses (At least 90 credits from)

125.700 Managerial Finance 30 credits P Permission Head of School R 125.330
125.732 Advanced Corporate Finance 30 credits P 125.700 or 125.330 or Permission HOS
125.740 Advanced Investment Analysis 30 credits P 125.700 or 125.330 or Permission HOS
125.780 Advanced International Finance 30 credits P PHOS
125.781 Advanced Financial Risk Management 30 credits P 125.700 or 125.330 or Permission HOS
125.785 Research Methods 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 Permission Head of School R 125.330
125.732 Advanced Corporate Finance 30 credits P 125.700 or 125.330 or Permission HOS
125.740 Advanced Investment Analysis 30 credits P 125.700 or 125.330 or Permission HOS
125.780 Advanced International Finance 30 credits P PHOS
125.781 Advanced Financial Risk Management 30 credits P 125.700 or 125.330 or Permission HOS
125.785 Research Methods in Economics and Finance 30 credits  
125.799 Research Report 30 credits  

Economics subject courses (60 credits from)

125.785 Research Methods in Economics and Finance 30 credits  
178.702 Macroeconomics 30 credits P 178.703; or 178.200 and either 178.220 or 178.280 R 178.700, 178.714
178.703 The Theory and Practice of Economics 30 credits  
178.712 International Monetary Economics 30 credits P 178.703 or 125.700 or 125.330 or PHOS
178.713 Microeconomics 30 credits P 178.301 or 178.703
178.718 Health Economics 30 credits  
178.732 Advanced Econometrics 30 credits P 125.785 or any 300-level Econometrics course
178.755 Economic Growth, International and Development Economics 30 credits P Any undergraduate-level Economics course or 178.703 R 178.750, 178.770
178.775 The Economics of Knowledge and Innovation 30 credits P 115.113 or 115.106 or 178.1xx or 178.703
178.799 Research Project 30 credits P Graduate status and Permission HOS

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 P PHOS or 114.702
114.723 Performance Management 30 credits P 114.326 or 114.700 or 114.702 R 114.724, 114.726
114.728 Valuing Human Resource Talent in Business Enterprises 30 credits P 114.326 or 114.700 or 114.702
114.735 Competitive Advantage and HRM Strategy 30 credits P PHOS or 114.326 or 114.700 or 114.702 R 114.725
114.761 International Human Resource Management 30 credits  
114.762 Career Management in an International Context 30 credits  
114.778 Research Report Part 1 30 credits  
114.779 Research Report Part 2 30 credits  
114.792 Research Report (2P) 60 credits  
152.781 Advanced Research Methods in Business 30 credits  

Management (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Subject courses (At least 90 credits from)

152.700 Organisation and Management 30 credits R 152.200, 152.300
152.701 Advanced Management 30 credits  
152.702 Advanced Strategic Management 30 credits  
152.704 Business and Sustainability 30 credits R 115.783
152.705 Advanced Change Management 30 credits R 152.707
152.707 Leading and Changing Organisations 30 credits R 152.709, 152.705
152.709 Leadership 30 credits R 152.707
152.724 Advanced Services Management 30 credits  
152.731 Innovation and New Ventures 30 credits R 26.441, 52.731
152.732 Issues in Entrepreneurship 30 credits R 26.442, 52.732
152.740 Public Sector Management 30 credits  
152.742 Health Systems Management 30 credits R 250.742
152.743 Health Law and Policy 30 credits R 250.743
152.746 Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management 30 credits R 250.746
152.752 Project Management 30 credits  
152.757 Critical Management Studies 30 credits  
152.762 The International Business Environment 30 credits  
152.768 Managing Knowledge 30 credits  
152.778 Research Report Part 1 30 credits  
152.779 Research Report Part 2 30 credits  
152.781 Advanced Research Methods in Business 30 credits  
152.784 Research Report 30 credits  
152.785 Research Report 30 credits  
234.731 Advanced Sport in the Social Context 30 credits R 152.710
234.732 Advanced Sport Management 30 credits R 152.711
234.736 Advanced Sport Coaching 30 credits R 152.713
234.738 Advanced Sport Practicum 30 credits R 152.715

Marketing (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Subject courses (At least 90 credits from)

156.700 Essentials of Marketing 30 credits R 156.741, 115.104, 115.116
156.742 Advanced Consumer Behaviour 30 credits P or C 156.700 or Appraisal Required C 156.700
156.743 Advanced Marketing Planning and Strategy 30 credits P 156.700 or Permission HOS C 156.700
156.744 Advanced Marketing Research and Analysis 30 credits P 156.700 or Permission Head of School C 156.700
156.755 Advanced Social Media and Mobile Marketing 30 credits P 156.700 or Appraisal Required
156.758 Advanced Social Marketing 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

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 P PHOS or 114.702
114.723 Performance Management 30 credits P 114.326 or 114.700 or 114.702 R 114.724, 114.726
114.728 Valuing Human Resource Talent in Business Enterprises 30 credits P 114.326 or 114.700 or 114.702
114.735 Competitive Advantage and HRM Strategy 30 credits P PHOS or 114.326 or 114.700 or 114.702 R 114.725
114.761 International Human Resource Management 30 credits  
114.762 Career Management in an International Context 30 credits  
114.778 Research Report Part 1 30 credits  
114.779 Research Report Part 2 30 credits  
114.792 Research Report (2P) 60 credits  
125.700 Managerial Finance 30 credits P Permission Head of School R 125.330
137.710 The Theory and Management of Banking 30 credits P PHOS R 137.701, 137.702
152.700 Organisation and Management 30 credits R 152.200, 152.300
152.701 Advanced Management 30 credits  
152.702 Advanced Strategic Management 30 credits  
152.704 Business and Sustainability 30 credits R 115.783
152.705 Advanced Change Management 30 credits R 152.707
152.707 Leading and Changing Organisations 30 credits R 152.709, 152.705
152.709 Leadership 30 credits R 152.707
152.724 Advanced Services Management 30 credits  
152.731 Innovation and New Ventures 30 credits R 26.441, 52.731
152.732 Issues in Entrepreneurship 30 credits R 26.442, 52.732
152.740 Public Sector Management 30 credits  
152.742 Health Systems Management 30 credits R 250.742
152.743 Health Law and Policy 30 credits R 250.743
152.746 Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management 30 credits R 250.746
152.752 Project Management 30 credits  
152.757 Critical Management Studies 30 credits  
152.762 The International Business Environment 30 credits  
152.768 Managing Knowledge 30 credits  
152.778 Research Report Part 1 30 credits  
152.779 Research Report Part 2 30 credits  
152.781 Advanced Research Methods in Business 30 credits  
152.784 Research Report 30 credits  
152.785 Research Report 30 credits  
155.700 Fundamentals of Law 30 credits  
155.702 Special Topic Business Law 30 credits  
155.704 Corporate Governance 30 credits P 155.200 or 155.203 R 155.703
155.705 Special Topic Business Law 30 credits  
155.798 Research Report 30 credits  
155.799 Research Report 30 credits  
156.700 Essentials of Marketing 30 credits R 156.741, 115.104, 115.116
156.742 Advanced Consumer Behaviour 30 credits P or C 156.700 or Appraisal Required C 156.700
156.756 Digital Marketing 30 credits P 156.700 or Appraisal Required R 156.755
156.757 Marketing Strategy 30 credits P 156.700 or Appraisal Required R 156.743
156.758 Advanced Social Marketing 30 credits  
178.703 The Theory and Practice of Economics 30 credits  
219.702 Management Communication 30 credits  
219.703 Perspectives in Business Communication 30 credits  
219.704 International and Intercultural Communication 30 credits  
219.705 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  
234.731 Advanced Sport in the Social Context 30 credits R 152.710
234.732 Advanced Sport Management 30 credits R 152.711
234.736 Advanced Sport Coaching 30 credits R 152.713
234.738 Advanced Sport Practicum 30 credits R 152.715
251.731 Advanced Occupational Safety and Health 30 credits  
251.770 Health and Safety Auditing 30 credits  
251.772 Advanced Occupational Hygiene 30 credits  
251.773 Hazard Management 30 credits  

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