Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
Course summary for local students
|Year||2015 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Business Administration|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Length||0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)*
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$11,850* - Full-fee paying place|
Postgraduate Student Administration
|CRICOS course code||020031E|
|Deakin course code||M501|
* Full time study in Trimesters 1 and 2 only
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Further study
The Graduate Certificate of Business Administration course covers a range of topics relating to aspects of organisational management and the development of core capabilities crucial to business leadership.
It can help you to improve your business skills, perform your current job more effectively and expand you career options.
This course allows articulation into the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and combined MBA courses.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.
This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP go to deakin.edu.au/fees.
A fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
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.
To satisfy the requirements of the Graduate Certificate students must complete 4 credit points which includes three core units worth 1 credit point each and one elective unit worth 1 credit point.
|MPR751/MPA751||Financial Reporting and Analysis *|
|MPR721/MPM721||Organisational Behaviour *|
|MPT732/MPK732||Marketing Management ^|
Plus one unit from:
|MAA703||Accounting for Management|
|MLC771||Law for Managers|
|MPT781/MPE781||Economics for Managers ^|
|MPM701||Business Process Management|
|MPR722/MPM722||Human Resource Management *|
|MPT735/MPM735||International Business Management ^|
|MIS771||Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation|
^ MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit
* MPR code denotes residential version of the 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
- A 3 year bachelor's degree or AQF equivalent + 3 years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) managerial or professional work experience.
- A master's degree + 3 years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) managerial or professional work experience; or
- A graduate certificate in a cognate area + 5 years minimum professional or managerial work experience; or
- 5 years of managerial or professional work experience.
Applicants may be eligible for Credit for Prior Learning for appropriate units of completed postgraduate study.
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.
How to apply
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.
Further studyM601 Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
M701 Master of Business Administration