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  • Designed for students from a broad range of professions who now wish to enhance and further their career prospects by acquiring knowledge and skills in the area of management.
  • Acquire knowledge and skills necessary to successfully manage real-world business situations at operational and strategic levels.
  • Learn about the key principles and practices of effective and efficient business management, and gain a competitive edge for success in dynamic business environments.
  • Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Event.
QUT course code BS39
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Course duration 6 months full-time
1 year part-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February, July
Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Online
  • QUT Business School
Course contact QUT Business School
CRICOS code 031769E
  • Administrator
  • Government Officer
  • Manager


This course is designed for people from a broad range of occupations and professions who wish to enhance their career prospects by acquiring knowledge and skills in the area of management. You will be introduced to theoretical principles of management, and the skills to deal with real-world business problems in changing and dynamic environments. The course will extend your knowledge on how to analyse business situations at strategic and operational levels, provide managerial solutions to business issues, and monitor the effectiveness of management decisions. You will gain a competitive edge for managerial success by learning how to effectively self-manage, lead and manage teams and communicate competently in diverse contexts.

Career outcomes

Graduates will be equipped for team-leadership, coordinator and front-line management roles within corporate and public sector enterprises from small business to large companies. Positions may include:

  • Team leader
  • Coordinator
  • Project manager
  • Manager
  • Small business owner/manager
  • Branch manager.

Business advantage

The QUT Business School’s Business Advantage program is a free program offered to all business students. It can help you develop skills through interaction, discussion, cooperation and debate with other students, business, government, education and community leaders. The program includes: guest presentations from inspiring industry, community and university leaders; sessions focused on specific social and professional skills; challenging interaction aimed at developing skills through new experiences; and provides a certificate of completion for students to include in their resume or portfolio. Not only does this program offer you excellent networking opportunities, but also the opportunity to gain highly relevant experiences and skills that you can apply throughout your career.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Graduate Certificate in Business (Management)

Students are required to complete 48 credit points (4 units). The course can be undertaken either full-time (1 semester) or part-time (2 semesters).


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Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline.

Alternative entry

Applicants without an undergraduate degree who have at least seven years relevant professional experience may apply for entry.

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: $13,700 per course (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: $13,100 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.

Find out if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Graduate Certificate in Business (Management)

You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked course costs and if you're eligible for financial support
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Collected supporting documents (see application form)

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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