MBA courses continue to be very popular in Australia. However, Masters’ programs can be more expensive and require a greater level of commitment than a Graduate Diploma course. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider enrolling in a Graduate Diploma:

1. It’s a qualification without the commitment

A graduate diploma is a pathway to a master’s degree. It allows you the opportunity to study the core units of a masters without needing to commit to a full master’s program.

You can be confident, however, that if you do decide to pursue your master’s degree down the track, the units you have studied as part of your graduate diploma will be credited towards your master’s degree.


2. It’s more affordable

Embarking upon a master’s degree can be cost-prohibitive for some people. But, it is possible to obtain a postgraduate qualification without having to pay the price tag of a masters. Enrolling in a graduate diploma is a more affordable way to kickstart your postgraduate studies, while also being kind to your bank balance.


3. It’s flexible and easy to fit into your busy life

With ECA’s state-of-the-art e-learning platform, you don’t need to worry about how you will fit postgraduate study into your busy life. Flexibility is a key feature of the Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning). The course is 100% online, so you can study anytime, anywhere.

All course content is broken down into small chunks so you can study when it suits you and access your course on a computer or on a mobile.


4. Any postgraduate qualifications will make you more employable

A graduate diploma is a highly regarded qualification which can help move your career in the right direction. It can help boost your employability, whether you want a promotion at your current workplace, or you plan to move on to another organisation to take that next step in your career. It will demonstrate to organisational decision-makers that you’re ambitious and driven.


5. Get that salary boost you deserve

Our graduates have highly specialised knowledge and skills in the field of organisational learning and capability development. The pay cheque for senior roles in learning and development is reflective of this and recognises the high level of responsibility these employees have in building organisational capability.

According to the Australian Government’s QILT survey program, including the 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey, the median salary for postgraduate coursework graduates working full-time was $83,300. Some senior roles command more than $100,000 per year.

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