What does flexible study mean for me?
Studying at Swinburne Online gives you the freedom to study how it suits you. Decide when and where it fits in with your life and tailor your study journey to your own needs. Get a world-class degree without giving up what’s important.
Personalised study journey
Set a study pace that work with what’s going on in your life. If you’re unsure about how much you can commit to, we can offer part-time options and the option of increasing your unit load as your progress. Interested in fast-tracking your studies? You also have the opportunity to complete up to 12 units per year.
Fit study around your life
You don’t have to put your life on hold to study. Prioritise what matters to you and fit study around family, work and personal commitments through a course that is flexibly designed for online learners.
Start when it suits. Swinburne Online offers multiple intake dates and flexible unit availability, so you can choose when you begin your studies or if you need to take a break.
Flexible study requires flexible support. As a Swinburne Online student, you’ll have support for extended hours, 7 days a week, with Student Advisors available to help with anything from tech support to research advice and dedicated online tutors in each of your units.
Your course structure
The Graduate Certificate of Business Administration consists of four units that can be completed in eight months full time.
Your units will teach you fundamental management skills that prepare you to address the compelling challenges that characterise management practice in today’s globalised business environment. You will study core fields of knowledge in subjects like ‘Marketing Management’ and ‘Accounting Systems and Reporting’, allowing you to form a broad overview of the many facets of contemporary business.
Why study a degree in business administration with Swinburne Online? Our courses are at the forefront of industry and provide you with the practical skills to success come graduation. View all units in this graduate certificate.View All Units
How you'll learn
How you'll learn
Learning designed for online
Your study journey with Swinburne Online is tailored to the digital space. You’ll study in a dynamic virtual classroom environment, interact with your peers in the custom-built social platform, and receive support at the times you need it from advisors who understand studying online.
You’ll complete each of your units in Canvas, your online classroom, and be guided through coursework by an online tutor with real-world experience in your field of study. Canvas is where you’ll access classes, assignments and discussion boards with your peers.
The Student Hub is your online campus, where you’ll access the support and resources to assist you throughout your study journey. From managing your course to technical support and library resources, you’ll find it all in one easy location.
Swinburne Online will be there for you each step of the way. From enrolment through to graduation, we offer extended, flexible support in each of your units and advisors to assist with anything from technical support to referencing and assignment tips.
To gain entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry criteria:
- A recognised bachelor degree in a related discipline; or
- A recognised bachelor degree in any discipline PLUS a minimum of two years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience; or
- A minimum of three years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience.
- If you are applying as an international student, please view the English Language Requirements.
The estimated fee for this course is $14,800*.
Commonwealth provided loans are available to assist eligible students to pay their course fees and there are a range of university, government and privately funded scholarships and prizes.
Course fees may change without notice and will be affected by a student’s unit selection and any credit awarded in recognition of previous academic experience.
This course is offered to domestic and offshore international students. Depending on your citizenship, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place.
Domestic students also contribute to student services and amenities via an annual fee.
Your pathway to industry
Your Graduate Certificate of Business Administration will teach you the practical techniques to plan and deliver effective, comprehensive business strategies that capture the scope of a business’s aims and functions within a complex environment.
Your practical learning aims to equip you with skills you can take straight into your next role. Your graduate certificate also opens a pathway for you to advance your knowledge and expertise by continuing with a Master of Business Administration.
In this dynamic role, you’ll use data analytics to assess processes, determine requirements and deliver data-driven recommendations and reports to key stakeholders.
Take a lead role in the management of producing goods and services. Oversee the distribution of products and find areas of improvement to strengthen business operations.
Provides a strategic approach and insight into business operations.
Executive General Manager
Develops strategies and policies to achieve future business goals.