Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Duration0.5 years full-time, 1 year part-time
Location
Brisbane and
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCC51
CRICOS084199G
First-year fee
A$17,520 ifyf
An MBA student stands in an office with crossed arms smiling confidently at the camera.

Overview

The CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Business Administration provides you with opportunities to study contemporary management practices. Advance your career with this degree, or upon completion further your studies with the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration, the Master of Business Administration or other Masters courses at CQU.

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will provide you with opportunities to study a broad range of topics relating to aspects of organisational management. You will develop the creative, analytical and interpersonal capabilities crucial for successful business leadership. The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration allows articulation into the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other Masters courses depending on your previous work experience and study.

Study experience

  • International student from Colombia standing against a wall in a suit.
    The MBA was truly enriching, providing me with invaluable knowledge, resources and skills that I continue to apply. The proficiency I gained in English opened many career opportunities. I was appointed as a faculty dean and a lecturer specialising in research on an industrial engineering program.

    Oscar Mauricio Cepeda-Rosas

    Master of Business Administration I Colombia

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the course, you may consider targeting employment in the areas of business consultation, or middle to high-level business management.

Structure & Availability

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete a total of four core units.

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 1, 2025Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 2, 2025Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Online Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 2, 2024Available Online
Term 1, 2025Available Online
Term 2, 2025Available Online

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

All students commencing the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will be required to attend a compulsory residential school for the commencement unit MGMT20129 Managing People, Organisations and Context.

Requirements

Recommended study

Nil

Prospective students must satisfy at least one of the following criteria to enrol in this course:

  • a completed bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college or equivalent and three years relevant business or professional experience; or
  • a recognised diploma and three years relevant business or professional experience; or
  • a minimum of five years relevant managerial or professional experience

NOTE:

All prospective students must attach a current Curriculum Vitae or Resume to their application.

International English Language (IELTS Academic) overall band score of 6.5 (with no individual band score of less than 6.0) will be required for students seeking entry to this course.

ALL students seeking entry to the MBA following the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate will require a minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience in order to be admitted. Please refer to the entry requirements for other Masters courses as listed in individual handbook pages.

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term FeeA$17,520
International Indicative First Year FeeA$17,520

Please note the following important information:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
  • Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
  • Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
  • International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

How to apply

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.