InstructorAlex Perry
TypeOnsite Course
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Russo Business School
349 Queen Street
(07) 3552 2222
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The Diploma of Business is an alternative to the first year of a Bachelor of Business, preparing students for entry into the second year of a Business degree.

Through the study of eight foundation subjects, the Russo Business School Diploma provides students with an understanding of the broad scope of business. In addition, the course aims to develop important generic skills including; academic literacy, basic numeracy, critical thinking, analytical evaluation, independent learning as well as written and oral communication.

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Business, students have the option of progressing to the second year of the Bachelor of Business at James Cook University, which shares its Brisbane campus with Russo Business School, Griffith University, or University of the Sunshine Coast. or choosing to articulate to a Bachelor of Business degree or Bachelor of Commerce degree offered by various leading Universities. The eight foundation subjects are credited by participating Universities; therefore by choosing to enrol in the Russo Business School Diploma of Business you can still complete a Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Commerce within the standard three years.


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Fees & Dates

Course Structure

Advanced Standing

Career Opportunities

RH1000 Academic and Business Skills Development (Subject Guide)

RH1002 Accounting (Subject Guide)

RH1003 Economics (Subject Guide)

RH1004 Management Fundamentals (Subject Guide)

RH1005 Contemporary Business Communications (Subject Guide)

RH1007 Data Analysis and Management (Subject Guide)

RH1008 Marketing Fundamentals (Subject Guide)

RH1012 Business Law (Subject Guide)

Required Text Books

Class Timetable

Key Dates

Study Period Duration:3 study periods over 52 weeks

Schedule:Classes are held from Monday to Friday.

Subject Total:8

Intakes:March, July and November (Key Dates)

Per Subject:$2,250


The Diploma of Business consists of eight (8) subjects which are completed over three (3) study periods.  This structure provides students with an effective pathway to complete a Bachelor degree.

Russo Business School recognises advanced standing credit for equivalent studies at an equivalent level from recognised Australian or overseas institutions.  Advanced standing credit is determined once the application for the Diploma of Business has been processed.  The maximum advanced standing credit available for the Diploma of Business is 4 subjects.

Graduates with a Diploma of Business from Russo Business School can choose to enter the workforce or continue through to tertiary study and complete selected bachelor degrees.  Career opportunities include roles in management, marketing, human resources, accounting, finance, tourism and hospitality.  Russo Business School graduates will be qualified for employment in government and commercial organisations within Australia, and in their home countries.