Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
Course summary for local students
|Year||2017 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)*
|Tuition fee rate||Available fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|CRICOS course code||020031E|
|Deakin course code||M501|
* Full time study is not available in Trimester 3
- 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
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
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.
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 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.
|MPR751/MPA751||Financial Reporting and Analysis *|
|MPR721/MPM721||People Management *|
|MPT732/MPK732||Marketing Management ^|
^ MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit
* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit
Students may select any 1 credit point postgraduate unit.
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.|
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
- 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.
How to apply
For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Further studyM601 Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
M701 Master of Business Administration
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.