Postgraduate coursework

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

A Graduate Certificate of Business Administration gives you the opportunity to focus your studies on organisational management and leadership. Learn more.

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Key facts

Duration

0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)

Course information

Improve your business skills, perform your current job more effectively and expand you career options.

The Graduate Certificate of Business Administration covers topics relating to organisational management, teaches you how to be a more effective business leader and expands your career options.

On successful completion of this course, students may enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA), and combined MBA courses.

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Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration, students must attain a total of 4 credit points, consisting of 3 credit points of core units and 1 credit point of elective units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

3

Core units

1

Elective unit

4

Total units

Core units

  • Business Process Management MBA710 ^
  • MBR711/MBA711Accounting and Analysis for Managers *
  • Economics for Managers MBA712
  • ^ Includes Start Anytime unit offering

    # MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

    * MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

    Elective units

    Students may select any 1 credit point postgraduate unit.

    Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
    Year
    2018 course information
    Deakin code
    M501
    CRICOS code
    020031E
    Level
    Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 3* - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    * Full time study is not available in Trimester 3

     

    Workload

    As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • a Bachelor degree in any discipline and three years relevant work experience* OR
    • five years relevant work experience

    All applicants must provide the following with their application:

    • current CV
    • current contact details of two referees who can be contacted concerning your work experience
    • a one page brief outlining why you believe that your work experience would be valued by your MBA peers

    *Must be in a managerial or professional role.  Applicants must demonstrate decision making responsibility in a range of areas such as budgeting, staffing, project management, financial management, or other relevant professional experience

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit Deakin Policy Library

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)
    Not applicable

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

    • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
    • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    In both cases, the ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 4 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Graduate outcomes

    Career outcomes

    Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Business Administration will help you progress your career in all areas of business from administration to business strategy. As a graduate you may find employment in areas such as financial planning, corporate governance, human resource management, marketing and a range of other areas

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Interpret fundamental and complex organisational issues by applying business theories and concepts to existing professional knowledge and experience.
    Communication Demonstrate advanced skills in communicating to a range of business audiences.
    Digital literacy Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.
    Critical thinking Critically analyse complex business ideas and theories.
    Problem solving Apply problem solving skills to analyse, develop and recommend solutions for complex business issues.
    Self-management Work and learn independently and take responsibility for personal actions.
    Teamwork Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.
    Global citizenship Demonstrate understanding of global business issues.
       

     

    Application information

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal if you are only applying for one course. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.

    Register your interest to study at Deakin

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    Credit for prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Faculty contact information

    Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
    Tel 03 9244 6555
    Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

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