Diploma of Business Administration

A Diploma of Business Administration prepares students for a professional business career, or even a small business start-up. Students will explore a broad range of disciplines including: marketing, management, accounting, statistics, computing, human resource management and finance.

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2017 Fees

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Course fees



Per unit





Two or three semesters


February, June, October



Diploma of Business Administration

The course can be completed over two or three semesters. It comprises of core (mandatory) and elective units. Students will study 8 units in total from the list below, 7 core units and 1 elective unit. The elective unit is dependent on articulation.

Core units

  • COMM100 Writing and Research for Business and Commerce
  • ACTG102 Accounting for Business Management
  • BUSS102 Market Microeconomic Principles
  • BUSS100 Human Resources Management
  • BUSS150 Management Fundamentals
  • BUSS103 Principles of Marketing
  • ITEC101 Principles of Business Information Systems
  • ITEC105 Business Information Technology*

*Core unit only available to students who have a packaged offer with Macquarie University.

Choose 1 elective unit

  • ACTG103 Financial Theory and Techniques Management
  • MATH102 Introduction to Statistics
  • BUSS101 Market Macroeconomic Principles

(Units may change depending on articulation.)

Assumed knowledge

To meet the entry requirements for this diploma program, it is assumed that students have completed Australian year 12 maths or equivalent. If not, students may be required to study a bridging subject or support maths program.

Second year of your university degree

Western Sydney University

Bachelor of Accounting

Bachelor of Business (all majors)

*No GPA requirement for eligible SIBT students who have completed their diploma program.

Employment and career paths

Accounting, banking, business administration, computing, consulting, financial management, management, marketing, recruitment and staff development.

Average starting salaries

Average national graduate starting salaries are:

Accounting: A$47,000

Business: A$46,000

Economics: A$51,400

Law: A$50,000

(Latest data from Graduate Careers Australia)