Graduate Diploma of Management

Graduate Diploma of Management

Expert insights into a particular field of management are the focus of our Graduate Diploma of Management.

This program is designed for tomorrow’s functional business leaders and those who want to consolidate work experience or advance their career in a certain field. The Graduate Diploma provides an ideal starting point if you need a thorough grounding in theory to progress, or have been away from study for some time. You may also credit successfully completed units towards a Masters level program.

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Graduate Diploma of Management quick facts

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Entry requirements
  • An Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or equivalent
  • GPA of 5.00 (out of 7.00)
  • Minimum of three years' relevant work experience, at a managerial or professional level, for direct entry into the Graduate Certificate.
  • Minimum of five years’ relevant work experience, at a managerial or professional level, for entry without a level 7 bachelor's qualification or equivalent.
  • If you are an international applicant, you may be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Program length
  • 12 months of full-time study or up to 24 months of part-time study (depending on timetable availability)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning: prior learning may be recognised for up to 4 units enabling completion of the program over 6 months full time.
Two centres of learning

State-of-the-art lecture theatres and modern, well-equipped, syndicate rooms at:

  • North Ryde
  • Sydney CBD.
Costs of tuition

See the MGSM Fees


The units that make up the Graduate Diploma program have been specifically chosen to ensure that students develop a deep knowledge of essential core business areas whilst providing flexibility for individual interests. A manager must be able to understand money, people, markets and strategy, and successfully apply this knowledge in the workplace. The following units that form the Graduate Diploma give you a solid grounding in all of these areas:

  • Accounting for Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Frameworks

Students choose three of the following four units to complete as part of the Graduate Diploma.

  • Information and Decision Analysis
  • Economic Context of Management
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management

An additional elective unit is required to be completed during the Graduate Diploma and is chosen from our wide range of elective units. Some elective units have pre-requisite units, check the Unit Guide for more information on any specific elective.

Duration and time

  • The Graduate Diploma can be completed in 12 months of full-time study or up to 24 months of part-time study, depending on timetable availability.
  • Each course unit involves 40 hours of face-to-face lectures, and an additional workload of up to 140 hours over the 10-week term. Students spend this time preparing for lectures, projects, presentations and exams, as well as completing individual and group assignments.
  • The Graduate Diploma is available at our North Ryde, Sydney CBD and Hong Kong campuses.

Entry requirements


  • Prospective students should have an undergraduate degree and a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience at a managerial or professional level for direct entry into the Graduate Certificate.
  • If you do not have an undergraduate degree but can demonstrate a minimum of five years' relevant work experience at a managerial or professional level, you may also be eligible for entry.

English language requirements

Applicants who are relying on qualifications gained in countries where English is not the first spoken language may be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.

English language tests recognised by MGSM are International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Applicants should arrange their own test and gain at least the following scores:

Test* Required Score
IELTS 2018: 7.0 overall (minimum 6.0 in each band)    

TOEFL - internet


Minimum 100 overall:
12 in Listening
21 in Writing
13 in Reading
18 in Speaking

* MGSM reserves the right, in addition to the above, to administer further testing.

*Please note that English proficiency requirements are subject to change for students commencing in 2018.

Term dates

2018 Intakes

MGSM has a four term academic year and students can elect to start their program at the beginning of any term. Terms consist of ten weeks of class, one week for exams and one week vacation.

Upcoming MGSM term dates

Term/Year Study Ready Workshop Class Dates Application Deadline International Application Deadline Domestic
Term 1 2018 06 or 07 January 2018 08 January - 25 March 2018 10 November 2017 08 December 2017
Term 2 201831 March 201802 April - 10 June 201816 February 201802 March 2018
Term 3 201823 or 24 June 201825 June - 09 September 201811 May 201825 May 2018
Term 4 201815 September 201817 September – 26 November 201803 August 201817 August 2018

Term dates do not include exam week.

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