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Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Digital)

Gain expert knowledge and skills to lead future focused organisations in the digital age.
Australia and New Zealand
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
Duration
1 year part-time
1 year part-time
Delivery
Online (External)
Delivery
Online (External)
Course starts
April
April

This course is only available to non-student visa holders studying from their home country or on an Australian government visa other than a student visa that permits the holder to study.

Highlights

Highlights

Why choose this course?

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is one of the courses offered in the MBA suite. This course is effectively one-third of the Digital MBA program and allows professionals to gain knowledge and skills to lead future-focused organisations in the digital age.

What to expect

This course is delivered in a unique design which offers a transdisciplinary approach to decision making in volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environments. The program has been designed with the business challenge at its centre, with three thematic units and one practical high-impact project helping you to customise your learning and development outcomes and apply them directly to your workplace.

Each unit in the program belongs to one of three discipline streams:

  • strategy and innovation
  • decision making
  • leadership and engagement.

Careers and outcomes

Possible careers

  • Account Executive
  • Chief Digital Officer
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Transformational Officer
  • Executive Project Manager
  • General Manager
  • Project Manager

Details and units

The course consists of:

  • three thematic units (12 credit points each)
  • one High Impact Project (HiP) self-directed, work-integrated unit (totalling 12 credit points).

Each unit is designed around the standard of 150 hours of learning distributed across ten weeks of primarily online and self-directed and workplace learning. There is also an optional two-day face-to-face intensive workshop prior to the beginning of each unit.

You will undertake units sequentially.

You may choose to undertake the High Impact Project either in parallel with the thematic units across the year or sequentially as a fourth 12 credit point unit after the three thematic units have been completed.

Requirements

Course code
GS71
Delivery
  • Online (External)
Delivery
  • Online (External)

This course is only available to non-student visa holders studying from their home country or on an Australian government visa other than a student visa that permits the holder to study.

Duration
1 years part-time
Duration
1 years part-time
Entry
April
Entry
April

Academic entry requirements

You must have:

  • a completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 (on QUT's 7-point scale)
  • a minimum of 3 years of full-time post-degree work experience, with a minimum of 2 years of relevant professional work experience and a minimum of 1 year of supervisory/management experience.

You must also submit responses to following mandatory reflective questions:

  1. Motivation to complete the QUT MBA
  2. Intended contribution to the cohort
  3. Work/life/study balance strategy
  4. Current leadership philosophy

Additional entry information

You must attend a videoconference interview with the MBA Program Manager.

If you do not satisfy the minimum GPA requirement, you may be required to attend an interview with the MBA Director.

Work experience

Relevant work experience indicates that you will be able to contribute to class discussion. A minimum of three years of full-time equivalent professional or managerial work experience is required after you've completed an undergraduate degree. To enable us to assess your work experience, you must supply a current curriculum vitae providing details of your roles, responsibilities and achievements.

Pathways

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

You must have:

  • a completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 (on QUT's 7-point scale)
  • a minimum of 3 years of full-time post-degree work experience, with a minimum of 2 years of relevant professional work experience and a minimum of 1 year of supervisory/management experience.

You must also submit responses to following mandatory reflective questions:

  1. Motivation to complete the QUT MBA
  2. Intended contribution to the cohort
  3. Work/life/study balance strategy
  4. Current leadership philosophy

Additional entry information

You must attend a videoconference interview with the MBA Program Manager.

If you do not satisfy the minimum GPA requirement, you may be required to attend an interview with the MBA Director.

Work experience

Relevant work experience indicates that you will be able to contribute to class discussion. A minimum of three years of full-time equivalent professional or managerial work experience is required after you've completed an undergraduate degree. To enable us to assess your work experience, you must supply a current curriculum vitae providing details of your roles, responsibilities and achievements.

Pathways

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 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
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. 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 within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
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.

2020 fees

2020: $20,800 per year full-time (48 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $24,700 per year full-time (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.

Find out more about postgraduate course fees

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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