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Duration0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.0.5 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face, Online
Start datesTrimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021), Trimester 1 (11 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (6 Sep 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021), Trimester 1 (11 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (6 Sep 2021), Trimester 1 (25 Jan 2021), Trimester 2 (10 May 2021), Trimester 3 (23 Aug 2021),
FeesLimited Commonwealth supported places are available.
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CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 022956K
Program Code40142

Study Business Administration

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is the first step for professionals aiming to expand their career opportunities. You will improve your foundational skills in managerial decision making, understand effective organisational structures, study human behaviour and learn how to expertly manage people.

The program’s content focuses on advanced management capabilities which are transferrable to organisations of all sizes in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors, arming you with the high-level skills and "know-how" to succeed in management roles.

Why study with us?

  • Multiple campus locations for face-to-face learning - study at one of the University of Newcastle's many campuses, including NUspace, one of the Hunter region's central meeting points for business professionals.
  • Flexible study options - at the University of Newcastle, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs. For those who need the flexibility and support to study anytime, this can be done through the University’s advanced online learning system.
  • Fast-track your career - in less than on year of full-time study, you can complete this program and increase your professional capacity, making you highly employable. With your enhanced leadership capabilities and business management focus you will be equipped for diverse real-world business situations.
  • Direct pathway into the MBA program - all four courses completed in the Graduate Certificate can count directly towards the full MBA program.
  • Consultancy-style learning experience - solve real-world organisational problems and develop strategies for high performance organisations as you work in groups as management consultants throughout your studies.
  • AACSB Accreditation - the Newcastle Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than five percent of the world's business programs.
  • Our business graduates get jobs - with 92% of Graduate Certificate in Business Administration graduates securing employment within four months of completing their degree. (Overall employment rate - 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Government subsidised places available

Government subsidised places available

The time is now, study in 2021 and you may be eligible to receive discounts of up to 80% on your course fees.

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AACSB ? accredited business school Find out more
World top 175 ? for business and economics
Top 5 in Australia ? for business administration
World top 150 ? for business administration

What you will study

Achieving a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will demonstrate your ability and dedication, and increase your employability in professional management positions.

The program focuses on building applicable skills in:

  • managerial decision making
  • organisational behaviour
  • finance
  • business analysis
  • strategic and international management

Upon graduation, you will have a comprehensive understanding and the ability to apply the fundamental areas of business which is key to success in both the public and private sectors.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Why study with us?

Compare our Business Administration study options

Career

Career opportunities

This internationally recognised qualification is known for its ability to increase your professional and managerial competency profile making you highly employable. With your enhanced leadership capabilities and business management focus, you will have a new-found awareness of company culture, people, management and leadership, affording you with improved career opportunities.

With a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, you can leverage your existing experience with enhanced skills to gain control of your future. Whether your goal is to boost your current career, change career paths or start your own business, you will have the advanced skills and knowledge to achieve your goals.

Potential career opportunities include:

  • Account Executive
  • Business Consultant
  • Company Executive
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Advisor
  • Marketing Manager

How to apply

Applying for Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

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Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

Entry into the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (40 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in a related field; or
  • 3 year Diploma in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing; or
  • 3 year Diploma not in a related field + 1 year relevant organisational experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma in a related field such as accounting, business, commerce, economics, finance, human resource management, industrial relations, management, marketing, + 2 years relevant organisational experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant organisational experience; or
  • At least 5 years organisational experience.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

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Applications to study are now open. Submit your application now.

Important: If you are applying for recognition of prior learning for this program, you will need to provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

Apply to study in Australia

Applications to study are now open. Submit your application now.

Important: If you are applying for recognition of prior learning for this program, you will need to provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

Apply to study online

This program is open to online international students. Applications to study online are now open.

Assocation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The Newcastle Business School is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs. AACSB is the premier, and longest-standing, international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education.

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