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Graduate Certificate in Business

Graduate Certificate

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There's nothing better for business than a satisfied customer. In this course, we'll enhance your business qualifications, prepare you for your own business career, and provide the skills to keep your customers happy.

This six-month program develops your knowledge in foundational subjects such as marketing, economics and organisational behaviour.

The Graduate Certificate in Business also opens the door to postgraduate study, including the Master of Business Administration. Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Business are awarded advanced standing of four units.

The Graduate Certificate in Business is also available via an online delivery mode, offering up to six intakes a year.

Course Learning Outcome

Demonstrate a basic level of critical thinking, independent judgement and the ability to reflect on self and others in a business environment.

Identify and examine innovative solutions to business problems.

Develop a coherent understanding of complex ethical and socially responsible business practices.

Develop a comprehensive understanding of a body of knowledge in one or more discipline areas.

Develop systematic problem solving skills.

Practice well-developed communication and collaboration skills.

Develop a proficient understanding of culturally appropriate business practices.

You will study four core units of the Master of Business Administration covering foundation business subjects in accounting, economics, communication and organisational behaviour.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3 N/A N/A


We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Business a candidate shall successfully complete all units from Part A or at least two (2) of these units and up to two (2) substitute units as approved by the Course Coordinator.

Course structure

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Part A

ACCT5002 Accounting for Managers
ECON5001 Economics and Quantitative Analysis
MGMT5002 Organisational Behaviour
COMM5001 Advanced Communication