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Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (GCBA)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 2 teaching periods (4 months), or part-time equivalent
Start
  • Jan, Mar, May, Jun, Aug, Oct
Note: See Apply section for detailed start dates for each teaching period.

Overview

  • Expand your strategic thinking. Through industry representatives and experiential learning, you can use this business administration certificate to articulate into USQ’s Master of Business Administration (MBA). 
  • Add immediate value to your business by learning practical and innovative strategies to lead teams with a high-performing culture. 
  • USQ’s new fast-tracked teaching periods allow you to study two subjects at a time (full-time study). Each consecutive teaching period consists of eight weeks of online study and scenario-based learning. 
  • With full-time study, you can complete this graduate certificate within four months. Choose to study one subject at a time and finish within eight months. 

Further study

Once you successfully complete this degree, you can go on to study the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration or the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

This degree is subject to final University approval.

Career outcomes

  • Be ready to move up to management or director roles within your business.
  • Convert your thinking from operational to strategic and progress into executive roles in regional, national or international organisations.

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

  • Completion of an Australian university 3-year bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 4.0 out of 7.0, and a minimum of 1 year's professional work experience in business, or equivalent;
    or
  • completion of an Australian university 3-year bachelor degree, and a minimum of 1.5 year's professional work experience in business, or equivalent.

Applicants who have not completed a 3-year bachelor degree, but have a minimum of 5 years' professional work experience in business with at least 1 year's management or supervisory level experience, or equivalent, may apply for entry and be assessed on a case by case basis.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

 

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 4 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 2 units per teaching period. 

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 2
Approved MBA courses 
Total 4

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your study (4 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 12960

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP. 

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

Teaching periods

Select to start your degree in any of the following teaching periods:

Teaching period Application closing date Start date Finish date
1 - January Friday 18 December 2020 Monday 4 January 2021 Friday 26 February 2021
2 - March Friday 12 February 2021 Monday 1 March 2021 Friday 23 April 2021
3 - May Friday 9 April 2021 Monday 26 April 2021 Friday 18 June 2021
4 - June Friday 4 June 2021 Monday 21 June 2021 Friday 13 August 2021
5 - August Friday 30 July 2021 Monday 16 August 2021 Friday 8 October 2021
6 - October Friday 24 September 2021 Monday 11 October 2021 Friday 3 December 2021

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

Got questions?

 

Begin your study journey today with Australia’s #1 University for graduate starting salary* and start the degree that’s right for you.

*(Good Universities Guide, 2020.)

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