Diploma of Business
VTAC Course Code: 94702; CRICOS Course Code: 051114A (VIC), 072665G (NSW)
About the course
The Diploma of Business (DBus) provides a comprehensive foundation in the breadth of business disciplines including marketing, information technology, economics, business law, management, marketing, organisation structure and effective participation at work. In addition to the body of theory and technical knowledge, the course emphasises the development of the MIT Graduate Attributes including employability skills in communication and analysis, cultural awareness and a commitment to ethical standards in the global context, producing knowledgeable employees for entry level positions in business.
In addition, the Diploma articulates directly into the second year of the Bachelor of Business with a choice of major in Accounting or Marketing or Management to complete the degree course
Entry level employees in business must have a basic knowledge in the broad aspects of business to be work ready and effective and add value. The Diploma of Business graduates well rounded diplomats equipped to effectively undertake work, understand where they fit in the organisation, internal customer service and the context of broad business knowledge, and, who are commercially valuable in the global market.
Aim and Objectives
The Diploma of Business aims to provide graduates who will:
- Have broad theoretical and technical knowledge of the business discipline
- Possess competency and skills to select and apply knowledge and information to complete a range of activities
- Transmit information and skills to others
- Apply skills and knowledge to demonstrate judgement of business and process issues
- Exhibit the MIT Graduate Attributes
- Be capable of working as a member of a team
- May continue their learning in the Bachelor of Business degree
- Exercise thinking and problem solving skills
- Be able to adapt knowledge to different contexts
- be ethically aware
- Be culturally aware and able to adapt to diverse organisations settings and national cultures.
The year of foundation knowledge in business has small tutorial class size that makes individual attention possible and ensures that what is learnt in lectures is put to practice and application. There is an emphasis on understanding practical applications as well as theories and models. Tutorial and assignment work involves real-world applications and questions. The full-time student workload per unit is 12 hours made up of both teacher-directed learning in lectures, tutorials, workshops or laboratory sessions, and, student-directed learning of private study and assignment work.
Graduates of the MIT Diploma of Business can articulate into the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Business and complete the degree in 2 years of study.
The Diploma of Business course comprises:
The common core units are:
- BN101D Effective Participation at Work
- BN105D Information Technology for Users in Organisations
- MIT5657D Accounting and Business Decisions
- MIT5338D Economics and Business Decisions
- MIT5346D The Legal Environment and Business Decisions
- MIT6658D Today’s Manager
- MIT5658D Marketing to Customers
- MIT5302D Organisational Structures and Processes
Alternative pathway to second-year University
The Diploma of Business is of two semesters (8 months) duration, and consists of units equivalent to the first-year of relevant Bachelor degrees at MIT and other Australian Universities. On successful completion of your Diploma of Business, you could enter second-year of a relevant Bachelor degree at MIT, Deakin University, Swinburne University of Technology, Griffith University or University of Ballarat. For detailed information, please contact MIT Admissions and Enrolments Department.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
Diploma of Business
|MIT - Bachelor of Business (Accounting, Management, OR Marketing)|
- Bachelor of Commerce *
- Bachelor of Management *
Swinburne University of Technology
- Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)
- Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resource Management)
- Bachelor of Commerce (Management)
- Bachelor of Commerce (International Business)
- Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing)
- Bachelor of Commerce (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
University of Ballarat
- Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
- Bachelor of Management (Management OR Marketing)
- Bachelor of Business
* Additional subjects may be required if students wish to undertake more than one major sequence.
All sectors of the global economies offer varied entry level opportunities for holders of the Diploma of Business including public service, government business, education, health, manufacturing, mining, service industries, e-commerce and the retail sector.