Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is a pathway into the Master of Business Administration or a standalone qualification for experienced professionals with ambition and drive to develop their responsible and sustainable leadership skills and start to gain the holistic strategic business point-of-view required to operate effectively in an increasingly competitive and changing global business world. Completely embedded in the MBA, this course focuses on marketing, talent management and accounting from a variety of perspectives. You will also develop communication, information and analytical skills while taking account of business ethics, regulatory governance and context-specific constraints.

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration provides a pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA), with credit for all 4 subjects completed during the Graduate Certificate.

Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong, Sydney

Course Code

2133

Duration

2 Trimesters full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

097853G

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

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, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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

A recognised Bachelor degree or a tertiary academic qualification with duration of at least three years’ full-time equivalent, plus a minimum of three years’ relevant full-time professional or managerial experience and a one-page Statement of Motivation. Other tertiary qualifications combined with extensive professional work experience will be considered.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Sydney, Wollongong

On Campus

$18,504 (2019)

$18,504 (2019)

Sydney, Wollongong

On Campus

$18,504 (2020)

$18,504 (2020)

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.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

This program is not available to international applicants.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



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 2018.

Applicant background

2018 intake

2018 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

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-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

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-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

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-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

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-

International students All other students.

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-

All students

-

-

< 5: 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)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2018

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

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

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 Trimester 2

Wollongong, Sydney

Enrolment and Orientation: 14 – 15 May 2019 (Sydney), 16 – 17 May 2019 (Wollongong)
Session: 20 May – 9 August 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 April 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

2019 Trimester 3

Wollongong, Sydney

Enrolment and Orientation: 20 – 21 August 2019 (Sydney), 22 – 23 August (Wollongong)
Session: 28 August – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 4 August 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

2020 Trimester 1

Wollongong, Sydney

Enrolment and Orientation: 4 – 5 February 2020 (Sydney), 6 - 7 February 2020 (Wollongong)
Session: 10 February - 1 May 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2020. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: This course is not available to international applicants.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. 

CLO Description
1 Critically analyse business concepts and practice
2 Generate sustainable and responsible solutions to complex real world business challenges
3 Collaborate responsibly to achieve individual and collective outcomes
4 Effectively communicate complex business ideas to others
5 Critically reflect on personal ideas, practices and feedback from stakeholders

The Graduate Certificate of Business Administration Curriculum map illustrates where course learning outcomes are taught, practiced and assessed within subjects in the program. 

The MBA video provides an overview of the new MBA program, detailing the course structure and how the course-level learning outcomes are progressively developed throughout the degree.

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of the degree, the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, candidates are required to complete 24 credit points, comprised of:

  1. Three (3) compulsory subjects (18 credit points); and
  2. One (1) elective subject (6 credit points) chosen from MBA 904 or other 900 level subjects offered by the Faculty of Business.
Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
MBA 901 Accounting For Managerial Decision-making 6 Trimester 2
MBA 902 Strategic Marketing Management 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 3
MBA 903 Responsible Talent Management Strategies 6 Trimester 2
Plus an elective subject (6 credit points) selected from below or any 900-level subjects offered by the Faculty of Business as approved by the Program Director.
MBA 904 Design Thinking and Business Transformation 6 Trimester 1, Trimester 3

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Study Abroad Options 

Students may also have the opportunity to participate in a study abroad tour to complete their elective subject.    

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

We offer three intakes per year, and many subjects are scheduled to fit in with your professional and lifestyle commitments. Some classes are offered on a weekly basis, mostly in the evening, while others run in intensive mode over the weekend to minimise time away from other responsibilities.

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 your individual 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 a number of social and semi-formal events that give you the opportunity to network with your peers, members of the local business community and alumni.

International students can choose to take up the option of selecting the elective subject, Global Workplace Practice, which includes practical job seeking activities and access to the Australian workforce either through an internship, industry-based project or part-time employment.