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Duration0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.0.5 years full-time.
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Start datesTrimester 1 (23 Jan 2023), Trimester 2 (8 May 2023), Trimester 3 (21 Aug 2023), {asset_metadata_UON.Degree.StartDate.International_key^tag:start_dates^xslt:558562}
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Study Digital Business

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Business focuses on contemporary issues in operating effective digital business, preparing students with the latest knowledge of digital technologies and their impacts. The program offers to equip students with digital business leadership skills so that they can act as smart business decision makers, inventors, and enablers to different digital transformation for improving business or merchandising processes.

The program provides hands-on and practical understanding related to a range of business technologies and project management disciplines. Utilising real-world industry cases to practice problem solving approaches, students are provided with opportunities to apply new knowledge to resolve problems that they will encounter in business contexts.

Why study with us?

  • Fast-track your career - upskill, professional development with digital capabilities and literacies.
  • Flexible study options – study 100% online and choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs.
  • Receive certification for single courses – enrol in single courses, rather than a whole program and gain relevant certification for each course.
  • Upskill for broader career opportunities – gain specialised and instrumental skills that will be highly valued across a number of industries.
  • Direct pathway into the MBA program - all four courses completed in the Graduate Certificate can count directly towards the Master of Business Administration program.
  • Multidisciplinary approach – study this program with staff and students from a wide range of backgrounds.

The GrAWS logoaduate Certificate in Digital Business is offered in collaboration with industry partner AWS.

World top 200 ? for Business Administration
AACSB & EQUIS ? accredited business school Find out more
92.1% employed ? within four months of graduating
Top 200 ? university in the world Find out more

What you will study

One of the vital learning elements of this program relate to knowledge and skills of Artificial Intelligence systems used in business operations. Additionally, students learn the impacts of increasingly substituted human tasks, roles, responsibilities, and their decision- making for empowering the reality of smart automation in business.

This program requires the successful completion of 40 units. Students must complete:

  • 40 units of directed courses

Students must complete only courses that form part of this program and not exceed 40 units.


Career opportunities

Graduates of this program will be equipped with the digital business leadership skills to make you stand out in a competitive market. Graduates will gain effective knowledge and understanding of how a modern business would operate sustainably in continuously meeting the emerging societal and business issues.

Potential career opportunities include:

  • Business Development Manager
  • Digital Business Analyst
  • Digital Producer
  • Digital Solutions Developer

Professional recognition

The University of Newcastle’s Newcastle Business School is in the top 3 business schools in NSW, accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB.

Application info

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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 Digital Business will be available to applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelor’s degree; or
  • 3 year Diploma + 1 year relevant organisational experience;  or 
  • 2 year Diploma + 2 years relevant organisational experience; or
  • 1 year Diploma + 3 years relevant organisational experience. 

Admission will be available in Trimester 1, 2 and 3 each year from Trimester 1, 2023. This program will only be available online, 0.5 year full time or part time equivalent.

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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