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Graduate Certificate in Business

Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Business is suitable for current managers and employees who are seeking career promotion. Students will improve their foundation knowledge on marketing, accounting and finance, organisational behaviour and management, global business challenges and perspectives, and also wanting to improve their insight on the application of theory and practice in business.

The course is fully nested with Master of Business, Master of International Business and Master of Science, meaning that students can progress to those Masters programs with credit for all four subjects completed.

Progression to other Masters programs offered by the Sydney Business School, including the MBA, may also be possible with some credit.

We value the importance of prior learning and work experience in this course and understand that not all mature age working professionals have completed an undergraduate degree. If you fit this profile, still apply for the course, we will assess your other relevant tertiary qualifications or substantial relevant professional or managerial experience.

Domestic students can undertake this course through online delivery.

Why study this course?

Our courses are: continually developed, informed by research, structured on applied outcomes, recognised by industry, delivered by highly qualified academics and supported through additional specialised student learning and development resources.

Our dedicated student support services are built around individual students’ needs. Our student advisors, academic staff and careers consultant are available each week for consultation. Study skills workshops are also run weekly to ensure your success. We provide social and semi-formal events that give you the opportunity to network with your peers, members of the local business community and alumni.

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

-

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 Masters program offered by Sydney Business School. Students will be granted credit for four subjects in the following degrees:


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

  • Master of International Business

  • Master of Science (Logistics and/or Project Management)

Progression to other Masters programs offered by the Sydney Business School, including the MBA and the Master of International Business, may also be possible with some credit.

Fees

2016 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,272
Full Course Fee: $13,272

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: $13,272
Full Course Fee: $13,272

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: $13,272
Full Course Fee: $13,272

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.

2017 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,272
Full Course Fee: $13,272

Distance

Session Fee: $13,272
Full Course Fee: $13,272

Sydney
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,272
Full Course Fee: $13,272

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 Masters program offered by Sydney Business School. Students will be granted credit for four subjects in the following degrees:


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

  • Master of International Business

  • Master of Science (Logistics and/or Project Management)

Progression to other Masters programs offered by the Sydney Business School, including the MBA and the Master of International Business, may also be possible with some credit.

Fees

2016 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $12,864
Full Course Fee: $12,864

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: $12,864
Full Course Fee: $12,864

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: $12,864
Full Course Fee: $12,864

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 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $12,864
Full Course Fee: $12,864

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: $12,864
Full Course Fee: $12,864

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: $12,864
Full Course Fee: $12,864

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.

2016 Trimester 3

Wollongong, Sydney

Session Commences
22 August 2016

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: 18 & 19 August (Wollongong); 17 & 18 August (Sydney)
Session: 22 August - 17 November 2016

2017 Trimester 1

Wollongong

Session Commences
6 February 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: 31 Jan - 1 Feb (Sydney); 2 and 3 Feb (Wollongong)
Session: 6 February - 28 April 2017

Sydney

Session Commences
6 February 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: 31 Jan - 1 Feb (Sydney); 2 - 3 Feb (Wollongong)
Session: 6 February - 28 April 2017

Course structure

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
BUS 802 Exploring Global Business Challenges from Multiple Perspectives 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)
ACCY801 Accounting and Financial Management 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
OPS 808 Operations and Supply Chain Management 6 Trimester 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.

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.