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Graduate Diploma in Management

Course code: 0319 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipMgt ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

    Course description

This course has been especially designed to provide business personnel with an in-depth understanding of current management theory and practices, and to develop the skills and abilities required to lead and manage organisations in unpredictable and rapidly changing environments. A major feature of the course is the application of theoretical concepts and models to organisational realities. At one level, the course focuses on the strategic organisational issues of complexity, change, learning and strategy to enable active adaptation in dynamic environments. On another level, it adopts a micro perspective and explores the importance of learning and self-management, specific managerial competencies, leadership and stakeholder relationships. There is particular emphasis on the manager as change facilitator. Students are encouraged to recognise the importance of effective change management and to demonstrate an understanding of various change models and frameworks, their relevant foundations, strengths and weaknesses, and to apply these to real-life situations.

Course objectives

The learning goals associated with this course are to: develop an in-depth knowledge of current management theory and practices; apply theoretical concepts and models to organisational realities; examine organisational adaptation from the perspective of strategy, change and learning; develop the skills and abilities required to manage organisations in unpredictable and rapidly changing environments; develop skills in self-analysis, learning and self-management.

    Course structure

Course requirements

(a) Students must complete four core units (24 points) as follows:

  • MGX9600 Managing people and organisations
  • MGX9720 Managing change
  • MGX9761 Strategic management
  • MGX9970 Organisational and business dynamics

(b) students must complete four elective units (24 points) from 9000-level or 5000-level graduate units subject to the following conditions:

  • a maximum of two elective units (12 points) may be taken from other faculties.

Additional degree requirements:

  • students should complete four 9000-level units before commencing 5000-level units.

It is recommended that students consult with the course coordinator to ensure their elective units form a coherent study program.

    Professional recognition

Details of educational requirements for professional recognition can be found under the Professional Recognition entry in the Faculty of Business and Economics section of the Postgraduate Handbook.

    Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Management may be eligible for admission into the Master of Management.

    Contact details

Department of Management: telephone +61 3 9903 2807; email:

Course coordinator

Dr Ross Donohue