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  • 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.
QUT course code GS87
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Course duration 6 months full-time
1 year part-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 March, September
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • QUT Business School
Course contact QUT Graduate School of Business
CRICOS code 031575D
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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.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

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



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Entry 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 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.

Course fees

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

2019: $20,000 per course (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: $19,200 per course (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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 and financial support

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

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.

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You're ready if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Collected your supporting documents.


You must nominate two referees as part of your application. At least one referee should be from you current employer. We may contact your referees as part of the application process.

Personal statements

You'll need to complete a personal statement as part of your application. Details of the personal statement are available on the application form. Limit your responses for each question to a maximum of 400 words each.

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