Graduate Certificate in Business (Online Delivery)

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 current managers and employees who are seeking their career promotion by upskilling their knowledge of 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 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, 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.

Why study this course?

The Graduate Certificate in Business is delivered online to meet the needs of our students looking for a more flexible and convenient option to suit their lifestyle. Studying online means you will have no face-to-face requirements.

Students 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

Course Code

1138

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

1 trimester full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

061244G

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

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 specialisation 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

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.

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 specialisation 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

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.

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

2018 Trimester 1

Wollongong

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 January (Sydney)(TBC)
Session: 5 February - 27 April 2018

2018 Trimester 2

Wollongong

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.