Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Length 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

2016: November (Trimester 3)*

2017: March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)*

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017Not applicable
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017$16,640 - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

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

LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Clearly-in ATAR
Burwood (Melbourne): N/A
Waterfront (Geelong) - off campus: N/A
CRICOS course code020031E
Deakin course code M501
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

* Full time study is not available in Trimester 3

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.

Fees and charges

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.

Career opportunities

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

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

MBA710Business Process Management ^

MBR711/MBA711Financial Reporting and Analysis *

MBA712Economics for Managers

^ 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.

 

Entry requirements - general

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.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Minimum entry requirements:

- Bachelor degree in any discipline and 3 years professional/managerial work experience

or

- 5 years of managerial or professional 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

Credit for prior learning - general

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.

How to apply

Applications for this course can be made directly through our Applicant Portal.

For more information on the application process, visit our Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Further study

M601 Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
M701 Master of Business Administration

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.