Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

Course summary for local students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
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$11,850/0.5 EFTSL-$5925* - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Postgraduate Student Administration
Faculty of Business and Law
Tel 03 5227 3447 Waterfront (Geelong)
Tel 03 9244 5043 Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel 1800 624 316 Customer Service
postgrad-enquiries@deakin.edu.au

CRICOS course code020031E
Deakin course code M501

* Full time study in Trimesters 1 and 2 only

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
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.

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 rules

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.

Course structure

Core units

MPR751/MPA751Financial Reporting and Analysis *

MPR721/MPM721Organisational Behaviour *

MPT732/MPK732Marketing Management ^

Elective units
Plus one unit from:

MAA703Accounting for Management

MLC771Law for Managers

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers ^

MPT753/MPF753Finance ^

MPM701Business Process Management

MPR722/MPM722Human Resource Management *

MPT735/MPM735International Business Management ^

MIS771Descriptive 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 Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Completion of a tertiary program equivalent to not less than 3 years of full-time study at a university or other approved educational institution in a cognate area plus 3 years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) managerial or professional work experience, or for those without a degree, 5 years of managerial or professional work experience.

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 study

M601 Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
M701 Master of Business Administration
 

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