Graduate Diploma of Commerce

Who's it for?

The Graduate Diploma of Commerce is designed for students with an undergraduate degree, in any field, from a recognised Australian university, or equivalent international qualification. Following the diploma, you may be given credit towards the Master of Commerce or MBA.

What's involved?

You'll study eight subjects that may count towards a range of advanced CSU postgraduate qualifications, including the MBA and Master of Commerce.

Why should you apply?

The diploma helps you deepen your understanding of business and management principles.

How much will it cost?

Find out the Graduate Diploma of Commerce tuition fees

Where can I study?

Sydney and Melbourne.

Entry Requirements

Academic 

An undergraduate degree in any field, from a recognised Australian college or university, or equivalent 

English Language 

Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0 overall, with at least 6.0 in writing and no score below 5.5 (or equivalent grades)

You may receive up to 50% credit for studies completed at a postgraduate or equivalent level.

Find out more about our English language and academic entry requirements.

Progression

The Graduate Diploma of Commerce provides a route into the Master of Commerce. Credit may be granted for the subjects studied during the diploma. 

Whether or not you have work experience, if you successfully complete the Master of Commerce or the Graduate Diploma of Commerce, you may receive credit for up to eight subjects towards the CSU MBA. In this case you may complete your MBA in one year, receiving the Graduate Diploma of Commerce / Master of Commerce and the Master of Business Administration in a total of two years. 

You should declare your plan to continue onto the MBA when you enrol for the Master of Commerce, to make sure you take the correct subjects. If you don’t have an Australian bachelor’s degree in business (or equivalent) you will be required to pass the Graduate Certificate of Commerce before being admitted to the MBA program, with or without credit.

Career Options

Gain the technical knowledge required for a range of senior positions within specialist areas, including:

  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology
  • International Management
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management.

Pathways

CSU Study Centres progression pathway chart for Commerce

*Students with three years relevant management work experience can continue to the 12 subject MBA.

Course Structure

Non-specialisation Elective Subjects

 ACC501 
 Business Accounting & Finance
 ACC512 
 Management Accounting for Costs & Control
 ACC513 
 Management Accounting for Decisions
 ACC514 
 Financial Accounting
 ACG504 
 Communication in Business
 ACC566 
 Accounting Systems and Processes
 ECO501 
 Business Economics
 HRM552 
 Organisational Behaviour
 LAW504 
 Business and Corporations Law

*You may be required to study these subjects in distance education mode. Not all subjects may be offered at CSU Study Centres.

Not all subjects are offered each session.

Specialisations

Finance

 FIN516 
 Corporate Finance
 Plus three of the following:
 FIN518 
 International Financial Management
 FIN530 
 Money and Capital Markets
 FIN531 
 Investments Analysis
 FIN560 
 Financial Planning

General Management

 MGT501 
 Management Theory and Practice
 Plus three of the following:
 HRM502 
 Human Resource Management
 MGT510 
 Strategic Management
 MGT530 
 International Business
 MGT540 
 Management of Change

HR Management

 HRM502 
 Human Resource Management
 Plus three of the following:
 HRM514 
 International Human Resource Management
 HRM523 
 Advanced Studies in Industrial Relations
 HRM528 
 Strategic Human Resource Management
 HRM560 
 Human Resource Development Context

Information Technology

 Four of the following:
 ITC505 
 Systems Development Project Management
 ITC520 
 Information Systems Strategy
 ITC540 
 IT Infrastructure Management PG
 ITC563 
 IT Management Issues
 ITC596 
 IT Risk Management

International Management

 MGT501 
 Management Theory and Practice
 Plus three of the following:
 HRM514 
 International Human Resource Management
 MGT510 
 Strategic Management
 MGT530 
 International Business
 MKT550 
 Global Marketing

Marketing

 MKT501 
 Marketing and Management
 Plus three of the following:
 MKT510 
 Consumer Behaviour
 MKT520 
 Managing Product and Service Innovation
 MKT550 
 Global Marketing
 MKT570 
 Integrated Marketing Communications

Strategic Management

 MGT501 
 Management Theory and Practice
 Plus three of the following:
 MGT510 
 Strategic Management
 MGT540 
 Management of Change
 MGT550 
 Operations Management*
 MGT580 
 Forecasting and Risk Assessment*