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Graduate Certificate in Business

Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Business is a foundation degree delivered online for students of various professional backgrounds and experience. The program is suitable for team leaders and employees seeking a foundation business qualification to support career development and promotion; technical specialists or practitioners seeking a career change into a business area; graduates of any degree program seeking to develop their knowledge of business disciplines such as accounting and management.

The course is fully nested with Master of Business and Master of Science, which means you can progress to these Masters programs with credit for all four subjects completed.

Progression to other Masters programs including the MBA, may also be possible with some credit.

Why study this course?
This Graduate Certificate in Business is delivered online to provide flexiblilty and convenience to suit your lifestyle.

Studying online means you will have no face-to-face requirements, however you will have access to a full suite of support services including:

  • Access to dedicated course director
  • Extensive online library resources, including business journals, electronic books and business databases.
  • Career and job-seeking assistance, including a specialist careers consultant
  • Student counsellor
  • Online study resource

 

Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong, Sydney

Course Code

1138

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

1 trimester full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

061244G

UAC Code

-

Information on Fees, Assumed Knowledge and Key Dates

Academic Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree deemed equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree, or
  • a tertiary academic qualification of at least 3 years' duration fulltime, or
  • 3 years' fulltime equivalent managerial/professional work experience, or
  • 7 years' fulltime equivalent general work experience.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.0

6.0

6.0

5.0

5.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

79

18

18

16

16

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Pass (weighted average mark of 50 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Credit Transfer

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business, students may enrol in a Master’s program offered by Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong. Students will be granted credit for four subjects in the following degrees:


  • Master of Business (all single or double major programs)

  • Master of Science (Supply Chain and/or Project Management)

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Business and meet the additional work experience requirements for the MBA will be eligible for credit for 2 subjects in the MBA.

Fees

2017 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,800
Full Course Fee: $13,800

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

Distance

Session Fee: $13,800
Full Course Fee: $13,800

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

Sydney
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,800
Full Course Fee: $13,800

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,800
Full Course Fee: $13,800

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

Distance

Session Fee: $13,800
Full Course Fee: $13,800

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

Sydney
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,800
Full Course Fee: $13,800

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelor degree deemed equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree, or
  • a tertiary academic qualification of at least 3 years' duration fulltime, or
  • 3 years' fulltime equivalent managerial/professional work experience, or
  • 7 years' fulltime equivalent general work experience.

Credit Transfer

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business, students may enrol in a Master’s program offered by Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong. Students will be granted credit for four subjects in the following degrees:


  • Master of Business (all single or double major programs)

  • Master of Science (Supply Chain and/or Project Management)

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Business and meet the additional work experience requirements for the MBA will be eligible for credit for 2 subjects in the MBA.

Fees

2017 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,512
Full Course Fee: $13,512

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per trimester is based on a study load equivalent to 24 credit points, ie four subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Distance

Session Fee: $13,512
Full Course Fee: $13,512

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per trimester is based on a study load equivalent to 24 credit points, ie four subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Sydney
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,512
Full Course Fee: $13,512

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per trimester is based on a study load equivalent to 24 credit points, ie four subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,512
Full Course Fee: $13,512

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per trimester is based on a study load equivalent to 24 credit points, ie four subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Distance

Session Fee: $13,512
Full Course Fee: $13,512

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per trimester is based on a study load equivalent to 24 credit points, ie four subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Sydney
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,512
Full Course Fee: $13,512

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per trimester is based on a study load equivalent to 24 credit points, ie four subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

2017 Trimester 3

Wollongong

Session Commences

21 August 2017

Applications Close

Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: Two weeks prior to course commencement. (Late applications may be considered if places are available.) Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within one week of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details

Enrolment and Orientation: 17 & 18 August (Wollongong); 15 & 16 August (Sydney)
Session: 21 August - 16 November 2017

Wollongong

Session Commences

21 August 2017

Applications Close

Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: Two weeks prior to course commencement. (Late applications may be considered if places are available.) Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within one week of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details

Enrolment and Orientation: 17 & 18 August (Wollongong); 15 & 16 August (Sydney)
Session: 21 August - 16 November 2017

Wollongong

Start Date:

21 August 2017

Detail:

Session: 21 August - 16 November 2017

Application Close Date:

Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: Two weeks prior to course commencement. (Late applications may be considered if places are available.) Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within one week of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Sydney

Session Commences
21 August 2017

Applications Close

Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: Two weeks prior to course commencement. (Late applications may be considered if places are available.) Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within one week of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details

Enrolment and Orientation: 17 & 18 August (Wollongong); 15 & 16 August (Sydney)
Session: 21 August - 16 November 2017

2018 Trimester 1

Wollongong, Sydney

Session Commences
5 February 2018

Applications Close
Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: Two weeks prior to course commencement. (Late applications may be considered if places are available.) Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within one week of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details
Enrolment & Orientation: 1 & 2 February (Wollongong)(TBC); 30 & 31 February (Sydney)(TBC)
Session: 5 February - 27 April 2018

2018 Trimester 2

Wollongong, Sydney

Session Commences
14 May 2018

Applications Close
Key dates are:

  • Domestic Applicants: Two weeks prior to course commencement. (Late applications may be considered if places are available.) Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within one week of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details
Orientation: 10 & 11 May (Wollongong)(TBC); 8 & 9 May (Sydney)(TBC)
Session: 14 May - 3 August 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Graduate Certificate in Business will be able to:

  1. Integrate relevant principles and concepts in a business context.
  2. Analyse complex business situations using appropriate theories and techniques.
  3. Generate solutions to problems in organisations.
  4. Independently make socially responsible decisions based on analysis of relevant information.
  5. Communicate complex business ideas to a variety of audiences.
  6. Demonstrate professional interpersonal skills whilst working with others to produce agreed outputs. 

Course Structure

Candidates are required to complete a total of four (4) subjects (24 credit points) as detailed below.

Students who are completing the Graduate Certificate as a standalone degree or intend to progress to the Master of Business or Master of Business Administration should complete the subjects listed below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ACCY801 Accounting and Financial Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
ECON802 The Economics of Global Business Challenges 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT803 Organisational Behaviour and Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MARK804 Principles of Marketing Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3

Students who intend to progress to either the Master of Science or the Master of International Business degrees should complete the subjects listed below.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
ACCY801Accounting and Financial Management6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MGNT803Organisational Behaviour and Management6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
MARK804Principles of Marketing Management6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3
OPS 802Operations Management6Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Trimester 3

 PLEASE NOTE: Not all subjects are offered at all locations, and subject and session offerings may change prior to the commencement of session. Students are advised to check the latest information available on the Subject Database by clicking the subject codes above.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

Sydney Business School is the graduate school of the Faculty of Business at University of Wollongong. Our courses are delivered from campuses located in the Sydney CBD at Circular Quay in Sydney and Wollongong. They are designed for individuals seeking to expand their expertise, build their professional excellence or enhance their leadership capabilities.

Our postgraduate programs are: informed by research, structured on applied outcomes, recognised by industry, delivered by highly qualified and industry-experienced academics and supported through additional specialised student learning and development resources.

Find out more about the Sydney Business School.