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Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

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Course guide

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate

  • Duration

    8 months full time or equivalent part time

  • Units

    4

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

Overview of the course

Business

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

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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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • Career opportunities
  • What you will learn
  • Business Analyst

    Analyses an organisation or business domain and documents its business, processes or systems.

  • Operations Manager

    Continuously improve and adapt operational systems to meet changing business demands.

  • Strategic Manager

    Provides a strategic approach and insight into business operations.

  • Executive General Manager

    Develops strategies and policies to achieve future business goals.

  • 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.

Course Units

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

"I really love learning and look for any opportunity to increase my knowledge and success. Swinburne Online offers a way to balance it all."

Rebecca, Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

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How online study works

  • Support with choosing the right course for your career goals

  • One-to-one contact with dedicated tutors to guide your learning

  • A team of Student Advisors for support, 7 days a week across extended hours

  • You'll graduate with the exact same degree as an on-campus student

Your study journey

Support for you

Everyone has questions from time to time. So whether you need help with an assignment or have a technical issue, there’s always someone you can talk to.

We know your day doesn’t always begin at 9am and finish at 5pm, so we’ve extended our support hours to ensure you can get the answers you need when you want them. Our dedicated team of tutors and support staff are on-call to help you, seven days a week.

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