"The piece of paper at the end of it was purely a bi-product of the knowledge I gained"
The Graduate Diploma in Management provides a solid grounding and depth of understanding of practical business strategies, applications, and a broad range of theory. Perfect for the busy senior manager, this mid-level postgraduate qualification can be taken standalone or as part of the pathway to MBA, can be studied online, on-campus, or as a combination of the two, and with a wide community of support available.
The eight core units are designed to equip you with the skills you need to be an effective leader and give you the confidence to apply the latest theory and ideas to real life situations. It is designed with a senior manager in mind, providing eight units that equip you with the core skills you need to progress through your career.
Units of Study
The Graduate Diploma in Management is available through online, on-campus weekday evenings, or a mix of both on-campus and online study modes, providing you with a blended approach to learning. Successfully completing the eight core units of the Graduate Diploma provides you with a formal qualification and allows you direct entry into the Master of Business Administration. You could complete the Graduate Diploma in as little as 16 months part-time.
8 Core Units
- Leading Managing and Developing People*
- Marketing for Managers*
- Managing Operational Improvement*
- Managing Financial Resources*
- Managing, Developing & Implementing Strategy
- Economics for Managers
- Business Research Methods
- Business Decision Making & Analysis
*These units make up the Graduate Certificate in Management.
The Graduate Diploma in Management has entry options for experienced managers, whether they have formal tertiary qualifications or not.
- Bachelor degree and two years’ relevant management experience
Alternatively, for managers who do not have a completed undergraduate degree, you can enter the MBA program by starting at the Graduate Certificate of Management with:
- Diploma or Advanced Diploma and three years’ management experience
- No formal tertiary qualification but five years’ relevant management experience
Successfully completing the Graduate Diploma gives you a formal qualification and allows you entry into the Master of Business Administration.
At AIM Business School, postgraduate education has never been more accessible. With online, on-campus weekday evening, or a blend of both on-campus and online study options, you can choose what works best for you depending on your location, lifestyle, and work situation.
Classroom education may be more traditional, but the benefits are clear. It offers classroom discussions, networking opportunities, immediate access to facilities and teaching staff, and provides a positive impact on motivation.
Our campuses are conveniently located at major business centres in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney.
Involves 10 full weekday consecutive evenings from 6pm – 9pm.
A select number of units are also available through Weekend Saturday and Weekend Intensive options. Speak to one of our Senior Learning Advisors to find out more.
Online learning provides flexibility and convenience, which is great for anyone constrained by time or distance. You can complete your qualification when it suits you and at your own pace.
Studying online doesn’t equate to studying alone. You’ll have access to unit introduction videos, regular webinars, and our unique virtual campus, MyABS. This state-of-the-art online learning management system offers a ‘community’ approach to self-directed study where you can share experiences, ideas and questions through integrated features such as chat forums, live chat, and links with social media platforms.
Blend of both
If it suits you better you can take a blended learning approach, mixing on-campus and online options to suit your situation at any given time. Pick and choose your unit based on study modes to reap the benefits of both online and on-campus study – it’s the ultimate flexibility.
AIM Business School charges individual unit fees which are payable prior to the date of commencement of that unit or 14 days upon invoice generated.
Payment of fees may be made by:
- credit card or
- application for FEE-HELP, a government loan given to eligible students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees.
For students enrolling for courses commencing in 2019 and future years, AIM Business School reserves the right to adjust tuition fees annually. Find out more about fees and charges.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Students who can provide evidence of previous study at a similar AQF level or demonstrable equivalent experience, may on application, be provided with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer for up to 50% of a respective course. All applications for RPL will be assessed on an individual basis. For students seeking RPL based on experience only, an administration fee applies per unit for successful applications. For more information about the RPL process, please contact a Senior Learning Advisor on 1300 658 337 or request a call back today.
What sets us apart?
Practical, real-world learning – no exams!
There are no exams at AIM Business School. Rather, assessment is based on undertaking realistic projects applied to each participant’s own organisational and industry contexts. Emphasis is placed on contemporary, relevant, and interactive case studies. Participants engage in coursework that is entirely applicable to their work to ensure they receive immediate value from their learning experience.
Best in class faculty
Our faculty are highly qualified and experienced business professionals. They are chosen based on their senior management experience in their area of specialisation, appropriate postgraduate and teaching qualifications, and a commitment to keep abreast of developments in their area of specialisation. Be inspired by practitioners with senior level business and industry experience and benefit from their extensive business knowledge and practical leadership and management skills.
mySupport – supporting you throughout your study journey
At AIM Business School, students are provided with complimentary access to 9 support functions ranging from online study support, academic support, personal assistance program, professional development and more. We know balancing study, work, social, and life commitments can be a handful at times, so by providing a range of support options, you’ll never be studying alone.
Flexible intake periods
At the AIM Business School, you don’t have to wait for the next semester intake. When we say flexible and accessible, we mean it. We understand that working professionals need both when enrolling in postgraduate study. This means, with monthly or term intakes, you can start as soon as you’re ready. It’s convenience at its best.
Prompt, personalised and on-going support
We’ll be there to help you throughout your study journey. Gain prompt, personalised, and ongoing support from specialised Faculty and our Student Support Team. We know postgraduate study is a commitment and we’re committed to providing you exceptional support throughout your qualification.