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Graduate Certificate in  Business

Program code: 5248

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

Half Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Looking to master the fundamentals of business? The Graduate Certificate in Business covers key business methods, practices and strategies, so you can move into, or ahead in, the business world.

  • The Graduate Certificate in Business is a six-month program that teaches core knowledge about business analysis, accounting and finance, professional communication, and more.
  • Benefit from a program that covers real business issues and emphasises the latest methods, strategies and practices used in the business world.
  • Develop your knowledge of organisational decision-making along with your management and leadership skills. You can also use the program as a pathway to the Master of Business program, which offers specialised fields of study.
  • Learn from some of the most innovative business educators in Australia, who are bound to challenge your thinking. Our academics have strong links with industry and work in consultancy for leading companies, agencies and organisations.

Take the next step, earn a formal qualification and get ready for a fast-paced, diverse and rewarding career, whether locally or globally.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ Business School was the first business school in Australia to be accredited by the pre-eminent ranking bodies AACSB International and EQUIS. UQ was also ranked in the top 100 in the world for management in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Fast Facts

    Stay ahead of the game

    Our business programs are regularly updated to include topical and innovative study areas. Our courses reflect the world right now and address constantly evolving issues in areas like sustainability, climate, entrepreneurship and new technologies

  • Professional experience

    Link up with industry and the profession

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers through internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

  • Professional experience

    Give back and grow your network

    The Community Engagement Program (CEP) gives you opportunities to work on real-life projects with not-for-profit and community organisations. In small groups, you'll apply your classroom knowledge and experience, and develop your leadership and networking skills.

Career outcomes

UQ business graduates typically take leading roles in a large number of companies, agencies and organisations across the private and public sectors, working everywhere from small start-ups in a single room to huge organisations with offices around the world.

Graduates can expect to find employment opportunities in a range of sectors, including recruitment, education, engineering, construction, consumer goods, finance, technology, telecommunications, travel, tourism, infrastructure, retail, insurance, community services, and government.

Many of our graduates use their qualifications as a way of moving ahead with their careers – whatever field they work in – or use the Graduate Certificate in Business as a stepping-stone to the Master of Business program, which offers more higher-level study and greater professional opportunities.

  • Research

    Work closely with experts

    UQ Business School is associated with the Australian Institute of Business and Economics (AIBE), which seeks to establish UQ as the leading provider of business and economic research in Australia, and link UQ academics with industry. 

  • In the classroom

    Stay ahead of the game

    Our business programs are regularly updated to include topical and innovative study areas. Our courses reflect the world right now and address evolving issues such as sustainability, climate, entrepreneurship and new technologies.

Summary

  • Program code
    5248
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    Half Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale; OR post-secondary study and at least five years full-time work experience as approved by the Executive Dean; OR seven years full-time work experience as approved by the Executive Dean.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Business are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Business. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Business have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Business pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $16,460
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Business for one semester in 2019. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program.

The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All domestic student applications for the Graduate Certificate in Business can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Business is 5248. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

The following supporting documentation is required for all applications. Please ensure that you have included ALL required documentation when you submit your application.

  • Official transcripts of previous studies.
  • Evidence of work experience in the form of a CV. Please ensure that your CV includes your full work history, and outlines the major activities you undertake on a daily basis (if you are applying obo work experience).
  • Evidence of residency status.
  • Permanent residents will be required to sit an IELTS test if their prior studies were taught in an institution where English was not the language of instruction.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Business is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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