Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive)

Course summary

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive) is a unique degree designed for experienced senior managers who want to build their professional capabilities, those aspiring to executive positions and entrepreneurs who are motivated to start and grow their own business venture.

The program will develop and advance the skills required to respond to the dynamic business environment by identifying, implementing and managing best business practices through the New Business Venture stage of the business life cycle.

You will learn to be innovative, visionary and strategic in the delivery of key business outcomes and realise and develop your authentic leadership style. Your managerial and directional skills will be enhanced to enable you to provide effective responses to the organisation of all business models.

The subjects are specifically designed and taught for interactivity, and you will be able to share and learn from likeminded professionals at similar stages of their career in the classroom. This allows you to expand on your career network and immediately utilise the learnings back to your current senior managerial or executive role. The assessment tasks are similarly designed to be applied back to real and current business objectives.

To allow you to manage your work and study commitments, the program is taught with flexibility in mind and delivered via regular weekend block classes including a residential weekend.

This program is embedded into the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Executive) and Master of Business Administration (Executive), which means you can progress into either of these programs with credit for all 4 subjects completed.

Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Sydney

Course Code

3056

Duration

6 months full-time (2 trimesters); 12 months part-time (4 trimesters)

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

0101670

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised bachelor's degree with an average mark of 60%, plus 5 years of senior management work experience.

In exceptional cases, candidates who are able to demonstrate senior executive work experience will be considered for admission to the program on an individual basis.

All students are required to have an interview with the Master of Business Administration (Executive) to be approved for entry into the course.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Sydney

On Campus

$20,472 (2021)

$20,472 (2021)

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place.

The fee per trimester is based on a study load equivalent to 12 credit points.

For information regarding fees and assistance 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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised bachelor's degree with an average mark of 60%, plus 5 years of senior management work experience.

In exceptional cases, candidates who are able to demonstrate senior executive work experience will be considered for admission to the program on an individual basis.

All students are required to have an interview with the Master of Business Administration (Executive) to be approved for entry into the course.


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

7.5

7.5

7.5

7.5

7.5

TOEFL (Internet-based)

106

27

27

27

25

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Distinction (weighted average mark of 85 overall and minimum 85 in Academic Reading and Writing and Academic Listening and Speaking)
Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


FEES

The fee per trimester is based on a study load of 12 credit points.

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

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Sydney

On Campus

$21,744 (2021)

$21,744 (2021)

* 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.

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 2020.

Applicant background

2020 intake

2020 intake (%)

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

-

-

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.

-

-

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).

-

-

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).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

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 2020

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

2021 Trimester 1

Sydney

Orientation: 2 – 3 February 2020 (Sydney), 4 - 5 February 2021 (Wollongong)
Session: 8 February – 30 April 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 10 January 2021*
  • International Applicants: 10 January 2021*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Trimester 2

Sydney

Orientation: 11 - 12 May 2021 (Sydney), 13 – 14 May 2021 (Wollongong)
Session: 17 May – 7 August 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 18 April 2021*
  • International Applicants: 18 April 2021*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

2021 Trimester 3

Sydney

Orientation: 17 – 18 August 2021 (Sydney), 19 – 20 August 2021 (Wollongong)
Session: 23 August – 18 November 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 25 July 2021*
  • International Applicants: 25 July 2021*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.
Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not possible.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Accreditation & professional recognition

The University of Wollongong has been awarded with the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) accreditation. Being accredited by AACSB is public recognition that we are among the world’s top 5% of business schools – that our curriculum meets the highest standards, our students learn from the best business minds, and that our graduates have the highly sought-after skills, knowledge, and experience that today’s global employers are looking for.

Why choose this course

Our courses are continually developed, informed by research, recognised by industry and delivered using contemporary learning approaches, so you can gain the qualification you need to become a leader in your chosen field.

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.

As a Sydney Business School, UOW graduate you will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to make a positive impact in the world; no matter what path you take. The Faculty of Business at UOW is a signatory to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), a global initiative of the United Nations. We champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership in the classroom using real world examples, so in the workplace you’re prepared to make business decisions that this world requires.