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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 gain entry into 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 degree allows you to study two subjects at a time throughout one eight-week teaching period. The intake for each teaching period is consecutive with all subjects focus on scenario-based learning. 
  • Complete this graduate certificate within four months of full-time study (two subjects at a time). Choose to study one subject at a time and finish within 8 months. 

Further study

Once you successfully complete this degree, you can go on to study the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration.

Career outcomes

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

Entry requirements

  • 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

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning 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
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment pattern.

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 international students' first year of study (4 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

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

AUD 15680

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2022. 

Student services and amenities fees

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

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 Wednesday 22 December 2021 Monday 10 January 2022 Friday 4 March 2022
2 - March Wednesday 23 February 2022 Monday 7 March 2022 Friday 29 April 2022
3 - May Wednesday 20 April 2022 Monday 2 May 2022 Friday 24 June 2022
4 - June Friday 10 June 2022 Monday 27 June 2022 Friday 19 August 2022
5 - August Wednesday 10 August 2022 Monday 22 August 2022 Friday 14 October 2022
6 - October Wednesday 5 October 2022 Monday 17 October 2022 Friday 9 December 2022

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