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Graduate Certificate of Business

Graduate Certificate of Business


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  • Course Overview
  • Course Structure

Enhance your professional, management, communication and decision-making skills with the Graduate Certificate of Business.

Managers increasingly require highly developed knowledge and a broad set of applied techniques in order to be able to function effectively in contemporary business organisations.

The Graduate Certificate of Business is designed to expose students to contemporary business theories, concepts and skills that are the basis of successful management across a range of economic sectors.

The course focuses on developing advanced conceptual, transferable and professional attributes through a program of student-centred learning.

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business, students may be eligible to enter (articulate) into the second trimester of an ICMS master’s degree.

For entry into the Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (Business Analytics), Master of Business Administration (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) and Master of Business Administration (Digital Transformation), work experience is also required.

If you are aiming to articulate into a Master’s degree after successful completion of your Graduate Certificate you should check the relevant Master’s degree entry requirements.

The course structure comprises 4 core subjects across two trimesters.

Level 600: 4 core subjects

Australian and New Zealand students may wish to accelerate their studies course and complete this course in one trimester.

Upon completion of this course, graduates will be able to:

  • Possess an advanced understanding of key management concepts and skills underpinning business operations.
  • Critique a range of contemporary social, economic, political and cultural factors facing organisations in the new economy.
  • Communicate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Synthesise and articulate information in order to generate evidence-based and sustainable solutions for business partners.

Quick facts

  • CRICOS Course Code: 078930B
  • UAC Course Codes: 900140 & 900141
  • Accreditation Status: Active
  • AQF Level: 8
  • Campus: Northern Beaches Campus, Manly | City Campus, Sydney | online
  • Full-time Duration: 2 x Trimesters
  • Industry Training: N/A
  • Accelerated Duration: 1 x Trimester
  • FEE-Help: DFEE
  • Study Mode: on-campus | online*
  • Start: Main Intakes: February, May, August | Mid-Term Intakes: March, June, October & December
  • Annual Indicative Student Enrolments: 64 in 2022

* In accordance with the Australian Government ESOS National Code international students on a student visa can only undertake 33% of their total enrolment load online and must be enrolled in at least one (1) on-campus subject in each compulsory study period. Learn more

Career Options

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business, students will benefit from a range of enhanced career opportunities. Graduates will find employment in a range of organisational settings in roles such as

  • General management
  • Business strategy
  • Planning and operations
  • Human resource management
  • Sales and marketing

The course information on this website is indicative of a typical study pattern only and is subject to change. Enrolled students will be made aware of changes to their course structure or subjects. Not all subjects are offered every trimester. The Academic Consulting Office can assist you with subject selection and structuring your course. A typical full-time study load is between 6 and 8 subjects per year (an equivalent to 24 credit points).

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