Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery
Face to face on campus and online.
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The Business Administration and Business programs are designed to provide students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors. These programs offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and management. Analytic and problem solving skills are emphasised through an applied understanding of the theoretical framework within which today's managers must operate, as well as the acquisition of practical skills in teamwork, writing, presentation and time-management. The ability to cope with rapid organisational and technological change is developed through and understanding of organisational behaviour, information systems and organisational change and development.
Students completing the business administration programs have career opportunities such as Managerial positions in an extensive range of commercial and public sector organisations. For more career information see: http://newcastle.edu.au//students/degrees-to-careers/
Applicants must have a recognised Diploma or a recognised Certificate and two years work experience; or ten years work experience; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University of Newcastle studies and two years work experience.
International students will be supported by the University and NBS current support mechanisms. There will be a requirement for a minimum 6.5 IELTS result or equivalent. Students studying offshore will be supported by staff travelling overseas to approved locations to provide intensive face to face instruction.
Please visit: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Domestic students with a disability or chronic illness will have their needs met by the NBS in liaison with the Student Support Unit. Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Higher Education Centre, Umuliko. Students from rural and isolated areas and those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds will be supported through existing University and NBS support mechanisms.
Program duration is one trimester full-time or part-time equivalent.
The program requires completion of four courses (40 units). Students are required to complete the two core courses (20 units) and two courses (20 units) from the directed courses.
The Newcastle Business School runs courses on a trimester system, i.e. three terms per year. Students may commence studies in January, May or September. Some directed courses in this program are held in the semester system, i.e. two terms per year.
1. The Faculty has identified equivalent courses which are available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/Resources/Faculties/Faculty+of+Business+and+Law/Resources/Students/2011/2012-FBL-PG-Course-Equivalences261011.pdf . Current students will be advised to enrol in equivalent courses in lieu of relevant courses that will no longer be offered.
2. The Assistant Academic Registrar will write to all students who commenced study under the current program, advising of the transition arrangements, the equivalent courses and a program of study for completion. A Program Officer will be assigned to provide advice on transition arrangements.
3. Those areas where equivalent courses are not available in the redesigned course structure then the relevant current courses will be offered for up to two years.
4. All students enrolling in Term 1 2012 will study under the revised structure.
5. The transition arrangements will expire on 31 December 2013.
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|Back to topCore Courses (click to hide)|
|Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.|
|GSBS6001||Managing Under Uncertainty||10 units|
|GSBS6004||Organisational Behaviour and Design||10 units|
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|Choose 20 units from the following Directed Courses.|
|GSBS6002||Foundation of Business Analysis||10 units|
|GSBS6005||Marketing Management and Planning||10 units|
|GSBS6040||Human Resource Management||10 units|
|GSBS6200||Accounting and Financial Management||10 units|