Graduate Certificate in Business (Online Delivery available)

Course summary

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

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business, you may enrol in a Masters program offered by Sydney Business School. You will be granted credit for 4 subjects in the Master of Business and Master of Science. Progression to other Masters programs, including the MBA, may also be possible with some credit.

Course information

Study area

Business

Campus

Wollongong, UOW Online, Sydney

Course Code

2120

Duration

2 trimesters full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

095231K

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 degree or a tertiary academic qualification with duration of at least 3 years’ full-time equivalent or 3 years’ full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience or 7 years’ full-time equivalent general work experience.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

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)

Progression to other Masters programs, including the MBA, may also be possible with some credit including 12 credit points towards the MBA.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW Online

Distance

$7,524 (2019)

$15,048 (2019)

Sydney, Wollongong

On Campus

$7,524 (2019)

$15,048 (2019)

15% fee discount for online students
For any domestic or international student enrolling in this course in 2019, an automatic 15% fee waiver will be applied to the cost of the degree.

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 12 credit points.

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A recognised Bachelor degree or a tertiary academic qualification with duration of at least 3 years’ full-time equivalent or 3 years’ full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience or 7 years’ full-time 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 FOR PRIOR LEARNING

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)

Progression to other Masters programs, including the MBA, may also be possible with some credit including 12 credit points towards the MBA.

FEES

15% fee discount for online students
For any domestic or international student enrolling in this course in 2019, an automatic 15% fee waiver will be applied to the cost of the degree.

The fee per trimester is based on a study load of 12 credit points, i.e. two subjects.

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*

Wollongong

On Campus

$7,692 (2019)

$15,384 (2019)

UOW Online

Distance

$7,692 (2019)

$15,384 (2019)

Sydney

On Campus

$7,692 (2019)

$15,384 (2019)

* 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 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 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 2017

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 25 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 1

Wollongong, Sydney

Enrolment and Orientation: 5 - 6 February 2019 (Sydney), 7 – 8 February 2019 (Wollongong)
Session: 11 February - 3 May 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 25 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 25 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Trimester 1

UOW Online

Session: 11 February - 3 May 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 25 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 25 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.

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: 3 May 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Trimester 2

UOW Online

Session: 20 May – 9 August 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 April 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 3 May 2019. Late applications may be considered.

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: 9 August 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Trimester 3

UOW Online

Session: 28 August – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 4 August 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 9 August 2019. Late applications may be considered.

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. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
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.

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

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
BUS 800 * Transitioning to Business Study 0
ACCY801 Accounting and Financial Management 6
ECON802 The Economics of Global Business Challenges 6
MGNT803 Organisational Behaviour and Management 6
MARK804 Principles of Marketing Management 6

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

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
BUS 800 * Transitioning to Business Study 0
ACCY801 Accounting and Financial Management 6
MGNT803 Organisational Behaviour and Management 6
MARK804 Principles of Marketing Management 6
OPS 802 Operations Management 6

 PLEASE NOTE:

  • * Domestic and International students may apply for an exemption from BUS800 by making an application to the Head of Students.
  • Please click the subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject at different locations. For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

 

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

The Graduate Certificate in Business 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.

This Graduate Certificate in Business enables managers and employees with current knowledge in key business areas. The program also includes an additional unit that will assist in building your practical skills in academic study, and improve your overall performance within the Graduate Certificate. The unit will support you successfully transition through your postgraduate study, helping you succeed in your subjects and build skills for further studies at a Masters level.

Students undertaking the program 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