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Graduate Certificate of Business Specialisation Business Leadership

Graduate Certificate of Business Specialisation Business Leadership (GCBU)
CRICOS: 084839B

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • On-campus
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 0.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.

Overview

  • Business leadership skills are highly desirable in contemporary organisations. In the Graduate Certificate of Business (Business Leadership), you will learn how to lead and develop teams at work, how to apply leadership theories to practical situations and how to adapt and transform individual behaviour at work.
  • You will explore the intricacies of strategic leadership at the corporate level, increasing your leadership capability skill set and enabling you to make a difference in highly complex and variable work situations.

Further study

After completing the graduate certificate in Business Leadership, you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Business or the Master of Business Administration.

Career outcomes

  • As a graduate, you could pursue a career in general management, business development or business management in a variety of industries such as banking, insurance, manufacturing, food, transport or information systems.
  • Most senior management roles in organisations emanate from leadership qualifications.

Entry requirements

  • Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent.
    or
  • A minimum of five years’ professional work experience, or equivalent. Further information on admission through work experience is available.

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

USQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 4 units from within the Master of Business Administration. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Total 4

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

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
On-campus

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 2021. 

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.

CRICOS: 084839B

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021- Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
  • Semester 3, 2021 - Monday 15 November, 2021.

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