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Graduate Certificate in Business and Communication

This Graduate Certificate helps you meet the English language requirements to enter the QUT Master of Business program.
International
This course is only available for international students.
This course is only available for international students.
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
CRICOS
085449G

Highlights

Highlights

  • Provides a premium pathway into QUT's Master of Business.
  • Suitable for international students who have not met the minimum English language requirements to enter the Masters degree.
  • Advance your knowledge and skills in your chosen business discipline and develop your English language capability and academic literacy.
  • Successful graduates will receive 1 semester of credit for prior learning (advanced standing) towards the Master of Business degree.

Why choose this course?

The Graduate Certificate in Business and Communication will help you to meet the English language requirements of the Master of Business (BS11) program. This program will help you to improve your English language capability and academic literacy skills while studying advanced Business topics. On completion of the Graduate Certificate in Communication with the required results, you are guaranteed a place in the second semester of QUT's Master of Business program.

What to expect

This course is intended primarily as a pathway for international students who want to study Master of Business (BS11) but have not met the English language requirements for direct entry. Graduate Certificate in Business and Communication is is designed to help students acquire postgraduate level knowledge and skill in a specialist business discipline, while developing competency in English language and academic literacy.

You will be studying two Communication units at the QUT International College to enhance your academic English language skills, and two Business major units at the faculty from one of the following majors: Applied Finance, Human Resource ManagementIntegrated Marketing Communication, International Business, ManagementMarketing, Professional Accounting, Public Relations or Strategic Advertising.

  • Study on campus as a QUT student with access to all services and facilities across the University.
  • On completion with the required results, receive a guaranteed place in Master of Business with 1 semester of advanced standing.
  • Develop academic English language skills and progress without the need to take another IELTS test (or equivalent).

Real-world learning

Developed in consultation with industry, the Graduate Certificate in Business and Communication incorporates real-world case analysis, activities and workplace projects. You will also benefit from meaningful connections with industry leaders and practitioners, as they share their insights into essential skills and attributes needed for professional practice.

The Communication units work explicitly to provide you with the academic language, skills and strategies that will support you through the study of your two chosen business discipline units. The dimension of language developed through the Communication units will move you beyond vocabulary, syntax and grammar, to cognitive, conceptual knowledge and formal academic language as opposed to basic interpersonal communicative skills.

This course also provides you with opportunities to understand your own cultural identity and develop knowledge, skills and attitudes that foster understanding of other cultures.

Support services

In addition to the substantial support that will be offered to you by the QUT International College, the QUT Business School also offers you specific programs of support. These include unit-based embedding of support services, just in time task-targeted support, as well as a combination of workshop delivery and one-to-one support.

Career outcomes

Course articulation

Progression to your related Master degree

To progress into QUT's Master of Business you will need to successfully complete your Graduate Certificate in Business and Communication with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale.

Advanced Standing

After successful completion of this Graduate Certificate, you are eligible for 48 credit points (one semester) of advanced standing towards:

Refer to the 'Requirements' tab for more information.

Requirements

Course code
BS37
CRICOS code
085449G
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
  • 6 months full-time
Entry
  • February and July
  • February and July

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) in any discipline with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

Pathway into Master of Business

1.5 year program - For students with an undergraduate degree in the same discipline as their nominated Master of Business major

BS37 Graduate Certificate in Business and Communication (one semester) leading to BS11 Master of Business (Applied Finance, Human Resource Management, Integrated Marketing Communication, International Business, Management; Marketing, Public Relations or Strategic Advertising)  (two semesters) (96 credit points of advanced standing).

2 year program – For students with an undergraduate degree in business (or related field of study) in a discipline that is different to their nominated Master of Business major

BS37 Graduate Certificate in Business and Communication (one semester) leading to BS11 Master of Business (Applied Finance, Human Resource Management, Integrated Marketing Communication, International Business, Management; Marketing, Professional Accounting, Public Relations or Strategic Advertising) (three semesters) (72 credit points of advanced standing).

2 year program - For students with an undergraduate degree in any discipline

BS37 Graduate Certificate in Business and Communication (one semester) leading to  BS11 Master of Business (Applied Finance, Human Resource Management, Integrated Marketing Communication, International Business, Management; Marketing, Professional Accounting, Public Relations or Strategic Advertising) (three semesters) (48 credit points of advanced standing).

 

 

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, Singapore, 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 Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
169 154 162 162 154
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6 5 5.5 5.5 5
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
50 38 46 46 38
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
71 10 14 18 14

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.

2019

2019

2019: $15,200 per course (48 credit points)

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