Diploma of Business

The University of Adelaide

This program sets you up for understanding and working in the business world. It is a great introduction to business for students who want to explore the topic before undertaking the full bachelor degree. The diploma also acts as a recognised qualification should you choose to come out of the Bachelor of Commerce after one year of learning. If you want to study further, and successfully pass the diploma, you will be guaranteed entry into a range of University of Adelaide business degrees, plus gain credit for the first year. You could also seek employment in entry level business positions, perhaps as a marketing assistant, assistant broker or sales manager.

Course Fee:

Australian: $10,575
International: $39,000

Entry Requirements:

SACE; Selection via ATAR


To qualify for the Diploma in Business, you must complete seven core courses and one elective. With the program you will: Explore principles of marketing, management, business law, accounting and business statistics. Build communication skills for business contexts. Apply your learning to real-world scenarios. Work with researchers and peers in a Small Group Discovery Experience. Benefit from collaborative problem-solving, reflections and online discussions. Develop cultural and ethical awareness.

Subjects you can Study:


Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info No Full time 1 year

Walk in remarkable footsteps

The University of Adelaide’s international reputation for breaking new ground has been forged by a continuous stream of exceptional people. We count among our alumni five Nobel Laureates, over 140 Fulbright Scholars and more than 100 Rhodes Scholars, including Australia’s first female Indigenous recipient. The country’s first female prime minister also studied here, as did the first Australian-born professional astronaut in space.
Today, our high-achieving culture continues to attract the world’s best and brightest, including students from more than 90 countries.

Be ready for the future workforce

Although many of the jobs you could be doing in a decade’s time don’t yet exist, your best preparation for them does at the University of Adelaide. We’re constantly updating and refining our degrees to ensure that — wherever your passions lie, you’ll gain the flexible capabilities to explore every opportunity tomorrow brings.
Importantly, our degrees’ recognised quality that opens career paths everywhere. We’re ranked inside the world’s top 50 universities in four subject areas; in the top 100 for another 12, and the top 150 for 10 more.*

Learn from world-leading research

As South Australia’s only member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) research-intensive universities, our researchers collaborate with industry, government and leading institutions around the globe to address the world’s greatest challenges.
Our research—rated 5/5 in over 40 distinct fields^ informs all our degrees. Importantly, it also generates a tangible community benefit. Our total contribution to South Australia’s economy is over $4.23 billion†.
* QS World University Rankings By Subject, 2019. ^ Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018. † London Economics, 2018. 
CRICOS No. 00123M

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