Diploma of Business

CRICOS Course Code: 069094G


Dreaming about running your own small business or working for an international organisation? Whether your dreams are big or small, the first step is with a Diploma from MIT. Our Diploma of Business is designed to give you a comprehensive introduction to the business world and place you directly into a Murdoch University course of your choice. Learn about how business organisations work, study business as a process and the environment in which it operates.

This course is accredited by Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), has Australian Quality Framework Level 5 (Diploma) recognition, and is a Higher Education course.


On successful completion of our Diploma of Business, you will have a direct pathway to the second year of a range of majors in the Bachelor of Business at Murdoch University, including Accounting, Marketing, and Management.

If you’re not sure which course to choose our staff can guide your transition to University and help you find the course that’s the right fit for your future career.

Our Diploma doesn’t just get you ready for university. We’ve designed our course to give you a foundation in practical skills and knowledge essential for a broad range of careers in business. As well as providing the same content as first year Murdoch University students, MIT offers a number of other key advantages:

More qualifications

You can complete an MIT Diploma before going on to the second-year at Murdoch University graduating with two accredited AQF qualifications – a Diploma and a Bachelor Degree. That’s two qualifications over the three-year period it usually takes to get one.

University-grade facilities

Studying on campus means that you gain access to the world-class facilities offered by Murdoch University.

Dedicated support

With smaller class sizes, an additional one hour per week of academic tuition and a focus on student welfare and guidance; at MIT you’ll receive the care and individual attention you need to thrive.


With three intakes per year and a flexible course structure, you can speed up your completion. If you’re a domestic student you can also take on a lighter course load.

The Diploma of Business is designed for students interested in studying a Bachelor of Business at Murdoch University, with a choice of major in the following:

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Business Law
  • Finance
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing

View the full curriculum to see progression scores and unit requirements for each stream.

8 units must be completed for the Diploma of Business.

Core Units

6 Core units


You can choose 2 units of study from the Diploma of Business elective or up to 2 units from another MIT Diploma.

Individual guidance on unit selection will ensure the completed MIT diploma meets the core unit requirements of the intended major(s) at University.


Choose the Right Pathway For You

Our flexible study options allow you to choose the pace at which you learn and when you enter Murdoch University.

Students should review individual unit information for specific assessment details as assessment methods may vary.


  • Core
  • Elective

Did you know that there are more than one hundred million new business start-ups registered globally every year? Each of those businesses needs skilled and trained people just like you.

There are a wide variety of careers waiting for you to consider when you finish your diploma or degree:

  • Financial Representative
  • Marketing Manager
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Hotel Manager
  • Economist
  • Accountant

Australian Students

  • Successful completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 50 or more
  • Successful completion of MUPC or Foundation Studies
  • Successful completion of the Western Australian Universities’ Foundation Program (WAUFP) CPS 40+
  • Successful completion of Certificate IV
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) Test Min 140
  • Non-School Leaver entry is also available*

International Students

Academic entry

English language requirements

  • 50% pass in English
  • 60% pass in English for Academic Purposes
  • IELTS: 5.5 overall (no band less than 5.0)
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) 0 Level: C6 minimum
    • Paper-based – 527, or
    • IBT – 46
  • Pearson Test of English: 42
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 162


View full list of international entry requirements
Diploma Admission Information

*Students 18 years of age or older may be considered mature age students and are able to apply for Non-School Leaver entry. High school results, TAFE, or Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications, work experience or other informal study may be accepted in support of your application.