Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Duration 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code020031E
Deakin course codeM501

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

Indicative student 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.

Fees and charges

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Course Learning Outcomes

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.
  Approved by Faculty Board October 2014.


Course rules

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.

Course structure

Core units

MBA710/MPM701ABusiness Process Management ^

MBR711/MBA711Financial Reporting and Analysis *

MBA712Economics for Managers

^ MPM701A is a Start Anytime unit

# 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.