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100% Online Course

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate

  • Duration

    8 months full time or equivalent part time

  • Units

    4

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

Overview of the course

Overview of the course

If you’re looking to make your move into a key business leadership role, the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration can help get you there.

You will be asked to build on your professional experience and develop your strategic, leadership and entrepreneurial skills further.

Coursework equips you with the skills for capitalising on opportunities, thinking critically, and leading an organisation to success in any business context. As well as gaining practical skills that you can apply in your current workplace, you’ll graduate as a leader in your field.

Completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration contains the first 4 units of, and is a pathway to, the Master of Business Administration.

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What are the entry criteria?

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.

I enjoy the flexibility and the quality of course content and support.

Ceara, Swinburne Online graduate

Course Units

Accounting Systems and Reporting (ACC60008)
Opportunity Discovery (ENT60006)
Behaviour in Organisations (HRM60016)
Marketing Management (MKT60010)

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

  • Business Analyst

    In this dynamic role, you'll use data analytics to assess processes, determine requirements and deliver data-driven recommendations and reports to key stakeholders.

  • Operations Manager

    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.

  • Strategic Manager

    Provides a strategic approach and insight into business operations.

  • Executive General Manager

    Develops strategies and policies to achieve future business goals.

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Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

  • Decision Making

    Learn how to make informed judgments and take action in any environment.

  • Problem Solving

    Explore the issues that can confront any business and develop techniques for tackling them.

  • Leadership

    Lead a workplace towards success and innovation.

  • Entrepreneurial Marketing

    Strategically position an organisation in a competitive environment.

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Chart a path towards your dream career

92% of Swinburne Online students are confident that online study will improve their employment outcomes*. Bolster your resume and gain the confidence to pursue your dream career – study online today.

 

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On successful completion of this Course students will be able to:

  • Apply advanced knowledge of business concepts in diverse contexts and applications using critical thinking
  • Apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
  • Communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a team, and use the basic tools and practices of business within project work
  • Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and an awareness of professional practices in a global and sustainable context
  • Apply business fundamentals to the analysis, design and operation of a model using appropriate business methods and tools

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Business Administration students must complete 50 credit points comprising of:

  • Four (4) core units of study (50 credit points)

Volume of Learning
The Graduate Certificate of Business Administration consists of a total of 4 units (50 credit points). Units normally carry 12.5 credit points (cps). In each standard teaching period, four (4) units normally constitute a full-time load of 50 credit points and two (2) units normally constitute a part-time load of 25 credit points.

Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration is 25 credit points (normally two units).

 

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Start your application online or speak to a Course Consultant on 1300 069 765.

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Support for your studies

  • Experience better education

    When you study with Swinburne Online, you'll benefit from high-quality learning materials that are designed for online.

  • How online study works

    At Swinburne Online, we're here for you every step of the way. Explore the online higher education student journey from enrolment to graduation.

  • Support services

    Not only do we have the right tools and support teams to help you – we have people who care about your success.

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

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  • Do I have to purchase learning materials?

    For students undertaking a degree, most of your learning materials are included with a free license provided to you by Swinburne Online. However, in some cases, you will be notified via your student email that you will need to buy specific software or eTexts. For TAFE Business students, all of your learning materials will be available online and are covered by your course fees. You won’t need to purchase any further materials.

  • Which units should I start with?

    When you enrol to study a degree with us, you will nominate how many units you would like to select per teaching period, based on a recommendation from one of our Course Consultants. From here, our enrolments team will allocate you automatically to the units they feel will be best suited to your needs, so you don’t need to worry about choosing units. If you want to choose something different than what you are allocated to, that is no problem, just get in touch with our Student Advisors and they will take care of it for you.

  • Do I need to be logged on to study at specific times?

    You won’t normally have to be online at a specific time. Your course material is available for you from the beginning of each teaching period and you can work through it in the hours that suit you.

    There are some live webinar sessions that run approximately once a month. These are a special opportunity for students to sign in at the same time as their tutors, normally before an assessment deadline. It gives you the chance to ask any questions relating to the assignment in real time and hear other student’s questions and thoughts. We understand that students won’t always be able to make these sessions, so they can be replayed the next day.

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