Qualification Level



8 months full time or equivalent part time

Start Date

Mar, Jul, Nov



Become a business leader

Great business leaders aren’t born – they are made.

If you are a professional looking to move into a key leadership role, a Swinburne Graduate Certificate of Business Administration can help get you there. You will build on your professional experience and further develop your strategic, leadership and entrepreneurial skills. You will also learn how to capitalise on opportunities, think critically, and lead an organisation to success in any business context. Along with practical skills you can apply immediately in your workplace, you’ll graduate as a leader in your field.

Completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration is a pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Career opportunities

Strategic Manager

Provide a strategic approach and insight into business operations.

Executive General Manager

Develop strategies and policies to achieve business goals.

Business Analyst

Help a business implement best-practice technology solutions.

Operations Manager

Direct business operations to meet budget and financial targets.

Learning at Swinburne Online

A globally recognised qualification

The Swinburne Online Graduate Certificate of Business Administration is an accredited qualification from a university ranked among the top 3% in the world. You will graduate with the same degree as on-campus students, which will open doors to business opportunities both here and overseas. Plus, completion of this course meets the entry criteria for our globally recognised MBA.

A community of professionals

At Swinburne Online, you will form part of an online community of experienced managers from all industry sectors. Like you, each person brings a unique perspective to discussions and classes. It is a great opportunity to learn from each other, gain insights into diverse areas of business, and form valuable networks. The connections you make could lead to your next career, or business venture.

A unique learning experience

Our students are experienced business managers, so we have created a degree that fits around a professional lifestyle. The flexibility of online study means you don’t have to put your career on hold to progress in your field. You’ll learn using real world scenarios, and develop practical skills and techniques you can apply straight away. 

What you will learn

  • 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.

Support and assistance

Everyone has questions from time to time. That’s why we have a dedicated team of tutors and support staff on-call to help you, seven days a week. So whether you need help with writing a report or have a technical issue, there’s always someone you can talk to.

Course units

Entry criteria

Submit a resume demonstrating five years managerial work experience

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