The Graduate Diploma in Management is the next step following the Graduate Certificate in Management. Once completed, you are on your way to an MBA. The Graduate Diploma in Management provides a solid grounding and depth of understanding of a broad range of theory, practical business strategies and applications. Perfect for the busy Senior Manager, this mid-level postgraduate qualification can be taken standalone or as part of the pathway to MBA, and is available both online or a blend of online and on-campus – with a wide community of support available. The eight core units are designed to equip you with the skills you need to be an effective leader and give you the confidence to apply the latest theory and ideas to real life situations. It is designed with a senior manager in mind, providing 8 units that equip you with the core skills you need to progress through your career. We are ready when you are.

Online MBA
Qualification Code
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As a manager and leader, it is vitally important to show continuous development, willingness to learn and, importantly, have your skills and experience formally recognised.

With the Graduate Diploma in Management from the AIM Business School, you can do all of the above and pave your way towards an MBA by completing two thirds of the required units.

The AIM Graduate Diploma guides you through 8 units designed with the senior manager in mind, to give you the comprehensive skills required as you progress through your career. Whether you are interested in leadership development or strategy, marketing or finance, the core units available through AIM’s online or on-campus (selected number of units) Graduate Diploma are chosen to match your career aspirations.

Duration: Up to 2 years part-time
Structure: Online or blend of both on-campus and online delivery
Format: 8 core units
Intake Periods (2016): December
Intake Periods (2017): January, April, July and October

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Units of Study

Course Structure

The Graduate Diploma is available online or a blend of both on-campus (selected number of units) and online. You will need to complete the following eight core management units:

8 Core Units

  • Leading, Managing & Developing People*
  • Managing Financial Resources*
  • Marketing for Managers*
  • Managing Operational Improvement*
  • Managing, Developing & Implementing Strategy
  • Economics for Managers
  • Business Decision Making & Analysis
  • Business Research Methods

* These units make up the Graduate Certificate and a select number are offered on-campus in VIC and NSW.

More course information is available on request. Please call 1300 658 337 or download our full program guide today.


At AIM Business School, postgraduate education has never been more accessible. With a range of online and on-campus (selected number of units) study options available, you can choose what works best for you depending on your location, lifestyle and work situation.


Online learning provides flexibility and convenience, which is great for anyone constrained by time or distance. You can complete your qualification when it suits you and at your own pace.

And studying online doesn’t equate to studying alone. You’ll have access to unit introduction videos, regular webinars and our unique virtual campus, MyABS. This state-of-the-art online learning management system offers a ‘community’ approach to self-directed study where you can share experiences, ideas and questions through integrated features such as chat forums, live chat, and links with social media platforms.

Blend of on-campus and online delivery

If it suits you better you can take a blended learning approach, mixing on-campus and online options to suit your situation at any given time. Classroom education may be more traditional, but the benefits are clear. It offers classroom discussions, networking opportunities, immediate access to facilities and teaching staff, and less need for self-motivation.

Our campuses are conveniently located at major business centres across the country including in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.

Weekday – day program. Involves 4 full weekday days on a fortnightly basis (NSW and VIC only in 2017 for first 4 units, remainder selected units offered on-campus)

Weekday – evening program. Involves 10 full weekday consecutive evenings (NSW and VIC only in 2017 for first 4 units, remainder selected units offered on-campus)

Additional Information

AIM Business School has easily accessible, centrally located campuses with state-of-the-art facilities in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Whether you’re studying online or a blend of both on-campus and online, you’ll have access to our campuses when required. Our online study mode is readily accessible through our virtual campus, MyABS.

Delivery Modes and Time Commitment
The AIM Business School offers both online or a blend of on-campus (excluding Graduate Certificate units) and online delivery modes for its postgraduate qualifications. Students can choose either a completely online study mode or the blended learning option which contains a mix of both on-campus and online depending on your location. If you're enrolling directly into the Graduate Certificate, you'll be able to start within the month through monthly intakes. In addition to the formal contact hours, it is recommended that students complete up to 13 hours of self-directed study per week for each unit.

Emphasis is placed on contemporary, relevant and interactive case studies. Participants engage in coursework that is entirely applicable to their work to ensure they receive immediate value from their learning experience.

There are no exams at AIM Business School. Rather, assessment is based on undertaking realistic projects applied to each participant’s own organisational and industry contexts.

Our facilitators are highly qualified and experienced business professionals. They are chosen based on their senior management experience in their area of specialisation, appropriate postgraduate and teaching qualifications and a commitment to keep abreast of developments in their area of specialisation.

FEE-HELP is a loan given to eligible fee-paying participants to help pay part or all of their tuition fees. You can borrow the total tuition fee charged by AIM Business School.

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