About the Program
Not everyone is able to adapt life to the rigorous timetable of a face-to-face business program. That’s why we developed the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. It utilizes an online learning environment that lets you study when it is convenient to your schedule, from wherever you are.
Put new business skills to work right away
The Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) includes a series of graduate level courses that provide core business skills to working professionals. This convenient, practical alternative to traditional classroom-based programs grounds you in business theory and practice.
Accounting. Finance. Economics. Marketing. Business Statistics. Management Information Systems. Human Resource Management. As you supplement your practical work experience with these core courses, you’ll broaden your understanding of the way business operates and your role in it. It’s a great way to prepare yourself to confidently take the next step in your career.
The program is designed to be completed in three consecutive semesters. However, some students find that their work or life situation requires them to take a lighter course load, and choose to complete the program over a longer time frame.
Is this program right for you?
The GDBA program is designed for those who have an undergraduate degree in disciplines other than business administration. Students work in areas as diverse as retail, computer software, professional services, and the film industry. Some work for large companies and are preparing for roles in management. Others are self-employed and feel the need to better understand business operations. Still others are looking to change careers or are simply motivated by the pursuit of knowledge. Some already know that after they graduate they’ll start up their own companies, others will go into advanced graduate work for a Master in Business Administration.
In the GDBA you will study in a class of approximately 30 people. Often you'll work on assignments in small teams. Many of these people will become life-long friends and business associates.
This program is designed for individuals who already have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than business but want to learn core business skills, perhaps, as a first step to an MBA program.
The average age is 30 and the class is approximately a 50:50 male to female ratio.