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Graduate Certificate in Business

Graduate Certificate

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

  • Duration

    8 months part-time
    Duration may vary depending on unit availabilities, previous study or work experience.

  • Location

  • Course abbreviation

    GradCertBus

  • Course code

    1008100

  • Credit points

    48

  • Equivalent units

    4

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Business provides an introduction to advanced study in business operations and modern management.

The Graduate Certificate is an alternative pathway to enter the Master of Business Administration (MBA). Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Business are awarded advanced standing of four units.

Learn more about this online course.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

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

Develop systematic problem-solving skills.

GA2: Creativity

Identify and examine innovative solutions to business problems.

GA3: Ethical practice

Demonstrate a coherent understanding of complex ethical and socially responsible business practices, along with a proficient understanding of culturally appropriate business practices.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate a coherent understanding of selected subjects to establish a foundation for advanced level learning.

GA5: Lifelong learning

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

GA6: Communication and social skills

Practice well-developed communication and collaboration skills.

GA7: Cultural competence

Demonstrate a coherent understanding of complex ethical and socially responsible business practices, along with a proficient understanding of culturally appropriate business practices.

Graduate Certificate students 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
SCU Online Summer Term , Term 1 , Term 2 , Term 3 , Term 4 , Term 5 N/A N/A

Requirements

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 to receive the Graduate Certificate in Business students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising 4 core units. 

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

BUSN5005 Management Communication (Online)
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
MGMT5003 Organisational Behaviour (Online)
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term3
Term3
Anti-requisites MGMT5002 - Organisational Behaviour
STAT5002 Business Analytics (Online)
Summer Term
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term4
Summer Term
Term4
Anti-requisites ECON5001 - Economics and Quantitative Analysis
ACCT5003 Accounting for Managers (Online)
Term1,5
12
Location Domestic International
SCU Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Anti-requisites ACCT5002 - Accounting for Managers

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
BUSN5005 Management Communication (Online)
STAT5002 Business Analytics (Online)
MGMT5003 Organisational Behaviour (Online)
ACCT5003 Accounting for Managers (Online)