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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Graduate Diploma in Business Research Methods (GDipBRM)

Deepen your understanding of core research methods and techniques that will equip you with the knowledge for further study and greater professional opportunities.

Advanced research skills are highly valued in both academia and the commercial world, and the Business School is at the forefront of teaching business research methods.

For your Graduate Diploma in Business Research Methods over one year full-time (or part-time equivalent), you can choose from a comprehensive range of elective courses that cover topics such as economics-based research in financial accounting, corporate finance theory, empirical methods in finance and capital markets research, and advanced marketing theory and research.

You'll also work among internationally recognised leaders who are finding solutions to some of the world’s most pressing business issues. Under their experienced guidance, you'll learn the qualitative and quantitative research skills and scientific methods required to conduct your own research project or complete a thesis, for which you'll define a research question, establish a methodology, undertake a literature review and draw conclusions.

Program highlights

  • Gain the comprehensive training required to better understand and analyse issues relevant to a range of business-related fields.
  • Undertake courses that encompass areas such as qualitative, quantitative and scientific methods, social science traditions and problem-based learning.
  • Prepare yourself for PhD or Master of Philosophy, or any number of outstanding career possibilities in areas of business research.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Business development manager
  • Market research consultant
  • Tracking specialist
  • Workforce planning director
  • Quantitative consultant
  • Market intelligence account manager
  • Social and commercial research consultant
  • Insight analyst

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria


Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 5.75 on a 7 point scale; OR Graduate Certificate in Business Research Methods from UQ with a GPA of at least 5.75 on a 7 point scale.