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Your global business career starts here with a Bond University Diploma of Business

Whether you’re looking at a pathway into university or making a career move, the Diploma of Business will equip you with the foundational knowledge to manage teams, resolve conflict, and make decisions effectively. You’ll also gain a broad understanding of the different network technologies and cultural understanding.

Pathway into the third semester of a Bond Bachelor program

The Diploma of Business is a two-semester program, allowing you to complete your diploma in only eight months. Upon successful completion of the diploma, you can pathway into the third semester of a Bond University undergraduate degree with a possible 80 credit points*. Bond University College students have access to the Transformer, an Australian-first program aimed at teaching you big-picture thinking, creative problem solving and evidence-based decision making so you can make a real difference in the community, your own business or an existing one. Learn more

What our students say

"Studying a Diploma of Business at Bond University College helped me get into the swing of study by building a strong routine and healthy work habits, as well as providing mentoring and support. I have experienced a substantial change in my critical thinking and decision making process since being at Bond. This has changed the way I perceive the world and what it means to contribute as a positive member of society. I feel that I have developed a better understanding of balance in all facets of my life, including better personal financial management, setting career goals, self-development, leadership and personal health, as well as giving back to the community in the form of a volunteer organisation. Without the knowledge that I acquired at Bond, I feel I would have never been able to achieve what I have in such a short time frame."

Zachariah Burridge, Gold Coast

Key features

  • Complete your diploma in only eight months
  • Articulate into the third semester of a Bond degree with guaranteed entry for most degrees
  • Study with the bachelor students in lectures and seminars
  • Have the support of extra tutorials for students studying in the diplomas

About the program

The Diploma of Business offers a broad foundation for a range of career opportunities in the corporate sphere. Some core skills covered include: managing teams, leadership, communicating in groups, conflict resolution, problem solving, individual and group decision making, information management, the use of different network technologies, and an understanding of ethics, morals and cultural beliefs. Show more

The Diploma of Business offers a broad foundation for a range of career opportunities in the corporate sphere. Some core skills covered include: managing teams, leadership, communicating in groups, conflict resolution, problem solving, individual and group decision making, information management, the use of different network technologies, and an understanding of ethics, morals and cultural beliefs. Successful completion of the Diploma of Business guarantees students a place in most undergraduate degrees at Bond University, including the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Commerce, with a possible 80 credit points credited towards their new program of study. Students are advised to check the degree study structures online to confirm for which subjects they may receive credit. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
  • September 2017
Program typeDiploma
Study areaBusiness and Commerce, Foundation Programs
Program codeCO-00008
CRICOS code078663E
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Successful completion of the Diploma of Business will provide students with either a pathway to Bond University undergraduate degrees or to start their career in a broad range of opportunities in business, management, marketing and advertising, market research or information management.

The Diploma of Business is comprised of 8 compulsory subjects and 1 compulsory skills building subject. Students must complete the following eight (8) subjects for the Diploma of Business:

*Academic Skills (BCAS01-020) is a compulsory 0 credit point subject that provides you with core academic skills including referencing, academic writing and time management. It must be completed in your first semester (weeks 2 to 6).

Recommended study plan

For information regarding appropriate enrolment for each semester, we recommend that students see the Program structure and sequence webpage.

The total program fees for the Diploma of Business are:

  • $24,744
  • $26,968

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Domestic Students

Entry into the Diploma of Business requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent (OP 16 to 21/ATAR 63.20-40.65). Bond University College offers tertiary preparation programs (Foundation Program and University Preparation Program) for students who do not currently have the required academic qualifications.

  • Work experience - ANZCO Skill level 3 for 1 year full-time equivalent
  • Incomplete Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (passing grades in 2 subjects)
  • STAT result of 144
  • OP ineligible Schedule equivalent rank to OP 16 to 21

International Students

View the International academic entry requirements.

English language proficiency requirements

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Key dates

Bond University calendar

How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to apply.

What our academics say

“Marketing is pervasive. You actively and enthusiastically participate in it (often without even realising it). It engages you in increasingly personal ways to enrich your life with products and services that transcend function.
BCDP02-005 is an invigorating introduction to the basic concepts and practices of marketing. We delve into the theory and practice of marketing to gain a fundamental understanding of what it is, how it achieves the management of profitable customer relationships, the tools available to marketers to do this and the impact the broader environment has on it.
This course provides a sound and exciting foundation to help you harness the greatest force in business”.

Vishal Mehrotra Academic Teacher - Marketing