This course is only available to international students


  • Pathway into the QUT Bachelor of Business undergraduate courses for students who do not meet the academic and/or language requirements.
  • Successful students are guaranteed a place in the second year of QUT Bachelor of Business.
  • Study professional communication and a range of business units.



QUT course code BS40
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 1 year full-time
Note: Duration is 2 Semesters
Start month 2016 February, June, October
Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • QUT Business School
  • QUT International College
Course contact Enquire
CRICOS code081618F
  • Account Executive
  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Administrator
  • Advertising Professional
  • Banker
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Officer
  • Certified Practicing Accountant
  • Change Manager
  • Commercial Banking Professional
  • Corporate Relations Manager
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Economist
  • Facilities Manager
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Financial Controller
  • Financial Planner and Wealth Management Consultant
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Financial Risk Manager
  • Foreign Exchange Dealer
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Funds Manager
  • Government Officer
  • Human Resource Developer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Information Officer
  • International Business Specialist
  • Investment Analyst
  • Investment Banker
  • Investment Manager
  • Market Research Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Media Industry Specialist
  • Media or Communications Adviser
  • Organisational Communication Specialist
  • Policy Officer
  • Property Economist
  • Public relations manager
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Publicist
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Risk Manager
  • Stakeholder Relations Specialist
  • Statistician


Progression to the Bachelor of Business

International students who do not satisfy the entry requirements for direct entry to QUT’s Bachelor of Business may seek an alternative entry pathway through a Diploma in Business from the QUT International College at our Kelvin Grove campus.

Small lectures and tutorials, additional workshops and the support of language and welfare advisers provide an excellent learning environment. Classrooms are equipped with technology for delivery of modern teaching methods.

The course is equivalent to the first year of QUT’s Bachelor of Business. You will gain credit (advanced standing) should you be accepted into the Bachelor of Business.

You must successfully complete your diploma, achieve a grade point average of at least 4 (on a 7-point scale) and a grade of 4 (pass) in the unit Business Communication 2, in order to progress to the second year of the Bachelor of Business at QUT.

Key course dates

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Download course structures and unit outlines for Diploma in Business

You will complete six of the business core units as well as two units of communication.

Diploma in Business units

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Global Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Working in Business
  • Professional Communication 1
  • Professional Communication 2

Extension English Sessions

For first-semester students, these sessions take place during weeks two to eight. Other QUTIC students in University Entry Programs may join the sessions, if their timetable permits. The aims of Extension English are to improve the student’s English language proficiency in speaking, listening and overall writing ability in a relaxed environment.

In addition to developing these language skills, students have the opportunity to discuss cultural issues and ask questions about studying at university.

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Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirements

Still not sure if you meet the entry requirements? Contact us.

Don't meet the academic requirements? We can help!

We offer pathway courses to help you meet the academic requirements for this course.

When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which pathway course you should enrol in.

Did you complete secondary school in Australia?

Guide to entry cut-offs

OP 14

Rank 70

Subject prerequisites

  • English

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

Minimum English language requirements

Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Haven't completed an IELTS test?

Check other accepted English Language Proficiency tests and scores

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

You can complete an IELTS test at our Kelvin Grove campus.

Our IELTS test centre

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.

2016: $9,307 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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How to apply for Diploma in Business

You're ready to apply if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3
  2. Checked important dates
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked costs and scholarships
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Gathered supporting documents

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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