Highlights

  • Update your skills and acquire in-depth knowledge  and skills in business disciplines to lead with confidence in complex business environments.
  • Opportunities to progress on to the Master of Business Administration.
  • Complete in 1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time.

Highlights

  • Update your skills and acquire in-depth knowledge  and skills in business disciplines to lead with confidence in complex business environments.
  • Opportunities to progress on to the Master of Business Administration.
  • Complete in 1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time.

Explore this course

What to expect

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is one of the courses offered in the MBA suite. This course is effectively one-third of the MBA program and allows professionals to update their skills and acquire in-depth knowledge and skills in the core discipline areas of business.

Careers and outcomes

Possible careers

  • Account Executive
  • Administrator
  • Advertising Professional
  • Arts Administrator
  • Banker
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Business Analyst
  • Community Health Officer
  • Computer Salesperson/Marketer
  • Construction Manager
  • Contract Administrator
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Database Manager
  • Economist
  • Facilities Manager
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Funds Manager
  • Government Officer
  • Health Information Manager
  • Health Services Manager
  • Human Resource Developer
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Information Officer
  • International Business Specialist
  • Internet Professional
  • Investment Manager
  • Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Manager
  • Organisational Communication Specialist
  • Policy Officer
  • Project Developer
  • Project Manager
  • Property Development
  • Public Health Officer
  • Public Relations Officer/Consultant
  • Public Servant
  • Publishing Professional
  • Real Estate
  • Risk Manager
  • Stockbroker
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Manager
  • Web Designer

Details and units

Students must complete four core units of the MBA program and select a further four units from a list of five MBA option units.

 

 

Students must complete four core units of the MBA program and select a further four units from a list of five MBA option units.

Requirements

Course code
GS87
CRICOS code
031575D
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
6 months full-time
1 years part-time
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
March and September
Entry
March and September

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any field with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 (on QUT's 7-point scale); and

  • A minimum three years full-time post degree work experience with minimum of 2 years relevant professional work experience and 1 year minimum supervisory/management experience; and
  • Two referee reports.

At the discretion of the Course Coordinator or nominee, applicants may also be required to:

  • Sit the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), the worldwide standard in aptitude assessment for admission to postgraduate management programs, and achieve a minimum score of 550. GMAT details (PDF file, 271.78 KB)
  • Attend an interview with the Course Coordinator or nominee.

Applicants without a bachelor degree may be admitted to this course with a minimum of 7 years work experience (6 years minimum equivalent professional work experience plus 1 year minimum supervisory/management experience). Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration with a minimum overall grade point average score of 4.5 (on QUT's 7 point scale), students can articulate into the Master of Business Administration degree program.

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any field with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 (on QUT's 7-point scale); and

  • A GMAT score of at least 550; and
  • A minimum 3 years full-time equivalent relevant managerial or professional work experience post-degree. You may be required to be available for an interview with the MBA Director to demonstrate relevant work experience.

 

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: $20,800 per course (48 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $24,700 per course (48 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $20,800 per course (48 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $24,700 per course (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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