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Graduate Diploma of Management


Faculty of Business and Economics
Graduate Diploma of Management (GradDipMgt)
Admission Requirement:
• Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent
• GPA of 4.00 (out of 7.00) or overseas equivalent
Required Supporting Documents:
• A statement of motivation which includes evidence of:
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work in diverse groups
- Strong professional accomplishments
- Academic ability; community impact; leadership experience and potential
English Language Proficiency:
Academic IELTS of 7.0 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent
Study Mode:
Full-time, Part-time
Attendance Mode:
Candidature Length:
Full-time: 0.5 years - 1 year depending on RPL granted
North Ryde — Term 1 (1 January 2019)
North Ryde — Term 2 (25 March 2019)
North Ryde — Term 3 (17 June 2019)
North Ryde — Term 4 (9 September 2019)
Hong Kong — Term 1 (1 January 2019)
Hong Kong — Term 2 (25 March 2019)
Hong Kong — Term 3 (17 June 2019)
Hong Kong — Term 4 (9 September 2019)
Volume of Learning:
Equivalent to 1 year
General requirements:
Minimum number of credit points at 800 level or above 32
Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below

In order to graduate students must ensure that they have satisfied all of the general requirements of the award.

Specific minimum requirements:

Credit points

800 level

Marketing Management (4)
Accounting for Management (4)
Strategic Frameworks (4)
Organisational Behaviour (4)
12cp from
Financial Management (4)
Economic Context of Management (4)
Operations Management (4)
Information and Decision Analysis (4)
4cp from
MGSM800 - MGSM989


AQF Level Level 8 Graduate Diploma
CRICOS Code 083764B
Overview and Aims of the Program To provide a thorough, inter-disciplinary grounding leading to expertise in core management areas including accounting, finance, marketing, organisational behaviour, strategy and operations management. The program also enables students to pursue their own interests in specialised areas of advanced knowledge in management.
Graduate Capabilities

The Graduate Capabilities Framework articulates the fundamentals that underpin all of Macquarie’s academic programs. It expresses these as follows:

Cognitive capabilities
(K) discipline specific knowledge and skills
(T) critical, analytical and integrative thinking
(P) problem solving and research capability
(I) creative and innovative

Interpersonal or social capabilities
(C) effective communication
(E) engaged and ethical local and global citizens
(A) socially and environmentally active and responsible

Personal capabilities
(J) capable of professional and personal judgement and initiative
(L) commitment to continuous learning

Program Learning Outcomes By the end of this program graduates will be able to:

1. Identify suitable frameworks to use when analysing an organisation’s environment and market, and develop strategic insights that lead to actionable business strategies.
2. Communicate and participate effectively and across diverse teams and apply insights and skills to influence team dynamics.
3. Develop and reflect on one’s own personal cross-cultural frame of reference to respond appropriately to cultural bias and recognise the value of diversity of perspectives, values, culture and institutional norms in a business context.
4. Identify and recognise the ethical, social and environmental issues impacting on business decisions and take actions to instil an ethical base for management.
5. Use traditional and non-traditional value frameworks, and tools to identify and evaluate stakeholder relationships and how to manage them to create and deliver sustainable value.
Learning and Teaching Methods The program incorporates a variety of learning and teaching methods including formal lectures, group discussions, group projects, online activities, experiential learning and industry-based projects.

Students are exposed to frameworks related to the fundamentals of management and strategy. These frameworks, combined with students' existing experience, form the basis for discussion and collaboration within the interactive environment of the classroom.
Assessment Assessment of student learning and feedback on progress occurs through progressive unit assessment tasks (both individual and group assessment is typical). Assessment tasks are aligned with learning outcomes for each unit and targeted graduate capabilities.

All standard, 4 credit point units taught at MGSM are structured to have an average workload of 150 hours, including 40 hours of assessment allocated to a combination of group and individual assessment items, based on the learning outcomes of each unit.

MGSM applies an annual Assurance of Learning Programme (AOL) in which students are assessed on rubrics based on the mission-driven attributes of leadership, global mindset, sustainable value and citizenship. Results are collected, disseminated and analysed, and used to inform unit and curriculum development as part of a continuous improvement process.

Students are assessed on both group and individual work in all core units. Syndicate group assessments are considered an important aspect of the collaborative learning approach taken, reflecting the typical environment encountered within a management career.

Assessment methods include:
o individual assignment
o group assignment and report
o individual essay or report
o critical reflection paper
o individual or group presentation
o case study analysis
o in-class quiz
o research project
o literature review
o client presentation
o final examination.
Recognition of Prior Learning

Macquarie University may recognise prior formal, informal and non-formal learning for the purpose of granting credit towards, or admission into, a program. The recognition of these forms of learning is enabled by the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy (see and its associated Procedures and Guidelines. The RPL pages contain information on how to apply, links to registers, and the approval processes for recognising prior learning for entry or credit.

Information can be found at:

Support for Learning

Macquarie University aspires to be an inclusive and supportive community of learners where all students are given the opportunity to meet their academic and personal goals. The University offers a comprehensive range of free and accessible student support services which include academic advice, counselling and psychological services, advocacy services and welfare advice, careers and employment, disability services and academic skills workshops amongst others. There is also a bulk billing medical service located on campus.

Further information can be found at

Campus Wellbeing contact details:
Phone: +61 2 9850 7497

Program Standards and Quality

The program is subject to an ongoing comprehensive process of quality review in accordance with a pre-determined schedule that complies with the Higher Education Standards Framework. The review is overseen by Macquarie University's peak academic governance body, the Academic Senate and takes into account feedback received from students, staff and external stakeholders.

Graduate Destinations and Employability Qualifications alone will not result in a new job or career advancement, consequentially MGSM offers its students a range of complementary services to assist them in navigating a successful career path. For instance, students can access expert guidance to achieve their career goals through personal consultations with dedicated career advisors. MGSM offers career coaching to help students' unlock their career potential through increased awareness of their strongest motivators and interests, transferable skills and personal values, leading to career satisfaction and success.

To assure itself that MGSM graduates have good career outcomes, the School measures its success in achieving its students' job market expectations through formal graduation surveys and the external ranking of its programs. Survey results have consistently demonstrated (between 2011-2014) that around 40% of MGSM's MBA graduates reported either being promoted or having increased responsibility in their employment post-graduation. Further to this, the School has consistently ranked as one of the world's top business schools for student quality for the last decade, as a result, recruiters, employers, management consultants, executive search firms and even members of MGSM's alumni community source talent directly from MGSM.
Assessment Regulations

This program is subject to Macquarie University regulations, including but not limited to those specified in the Assessment Policy, Academic Honesty Policy, the Final Examination Policy and relevant University Rules. For all approved University policies, procedures, guidelines and schedules visit

Accreditation This is an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) accredited qualification. The GraduateMGSM is also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or program necessary for a student to successfully achieve the core learning outcomes of a course or program. Students must meet the inherent requirements to complete their Macquarie University course or program.

Inherent requirements for Macquarie University programs fall under the following categories:

Physical: The physical inherent requirement is to have the physical capabilities to safely and effectively perform the activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Cognition: The inherent requirement for cognition is possessing the intellectual, conceptual, integrative and quantitative capabilities to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Communication: The inherent requirement for communication is the capacity to communicate information, thoughts and ideas through a variety of mediums and with a range of audiences.

Behavioural: The behavioural inherent requirement is the capacity to sustain appropriate behaviour over the duration of units of study to engage in activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

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2019 Unit Information

When offered:
S1 Day
Permission of Executive Dean of Faculty
HSC Chinese, CHN113, CHN148