Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units). Find out more about feesAUD 19,755 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units). Find out more about feesFurther information is available from UON Singapore.AUD 19,755 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units). Find out more about fees
The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is designed to provide students with a range of skills that will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors. The program offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as management, and organisational behaviour plus business analysis, globalisation, marketing, human resource management, economics, and accounting and financial management. Analytic and problem solving skills are emphasised through an applied understanding of the theoretical framework within which today’s managers must operate.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Effective oral and written skills to communicate complex business management information to a variety of audiences
- Effective independent or collaborative work skills to apply specialised knowledge and expert judgement to business management tasks.
- Critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills to be able to justify sound business management solutions
- Specialised knowledge of theories, models and concepts relevant to business management and be proficient in their application
- Skills to apply relevant theories, principles and methodologies to research in business management
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Level 8 Graduate Certificate
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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.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
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.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.
International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au
The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration requires completion of 40 units of courses comprising 20 units of core courses and 20 units of courses from the directed course list. The program may be completed in one trimester full-time or part-time equivalent.
Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
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This program replaces program 11372. Any students who wish to transfer to the new program should seek advice from the Progam Advisor at email@example.com. Students wishing to complete the existing program (11372) will be able to complete the program as all of the courses will still be offered.
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Students must complete all of the core courses
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|GSBS6001||Managing Under Uncertainty||10 units|
|GSBS6004||Organisational Behaviour and Design||10 units|
Students must complete two courses (20 units) from the directed course list
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|GSBS6002||Foundations of Business Analysis||10 units|
|GSBS6005||Marketing Management and Planning||10 units|
|GSBS6040||Human Resource Management||10 units|
|GSBS6200||Financial and Management Accounting||10 units|
|GSBS6410||Economics of Competitive Advantage||10 units|
|PACC6003||Business Finance||10 units|
|PACC6008||Business Decision Making||10 units|
All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.
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