Graduate Diploma of Business (By Research)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This program is suited to students interested in completing a PhD who need to complete the necessary research training and experience that the completion of an Honours degree provides. Students undertake study in a discipline area and research methods before completing a research dissertation.

Course Fee:

Australian: $28,600
International: $34,200

Entry Requirements:

A completed recognised Bachelor Degree or Masters Degree (Coursework) (or qualifications deemed equivalent) with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) score of 5.5 or better (on QUT's 7 point scale). This qualification must include a major in the area of intended study.


The course is 96 credit points in total, which includes a 48 credit point dissertation.

Subjects you can Study:

Accountancy; Advertising; Human resource management; International business; Management; Marketing; Philanthropy and nonprofit studies; Public relations

Study Pathways:

Students may be eligible for entry to the PhD program.

Further information:

Admission to the course depends on an applicant's demonstrated research aptitude and the availability of supervision, infrastructure and resources needed for the proposed research project.

Who for:

Students interested in completing a PhD

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gardens Point No info No Full time 1 year
Gardens Point No info No Part time 2 years

Why study with us?

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession through real experiences and contacts.

Many of our courses offer you the flexibility to expand your knowledge into fields that your degree doesn’t traditionally explore—making study more stimulating and preparing you for a more agile future. You can also choose from an extensive range of double degrees for a competitive advantage that gives you greater variety in your study and career, plus opportunities and networks across two fields. There are also options to study online or undertake a short professional development course through QUTeX to apply quickly in your career.

Be career ready

You will gain experience in labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with industry partners. We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections*.

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. In fact, more founders of start-ups have studied at QUT than any other Queensland university**.

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked in the world’s top 250 universities***.

City-based campuses

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, as well as a dedicated Creative Industries Precinct and new Education Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus.


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* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

**Startup Muster Report 2018.

***QS World University Rankings 2019.

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