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Graduate Certificate in  Business Leadership

Program code: 5619
CRICOS code: 085546G

Location

St Lucia

Duration

Half Year full-time

Commencing

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

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership

To be successful, leaders must have an understanding of contemporary business theory, developed business skills, and be able to navigate dynamic business environments. The Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership will cultivate and enhance the key business competencies needed to succeed in a leadership role in any organisation, across any sector.

The Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership is a fully customisable program, which can be tailored to your organisational needs and contextualised to your sector. We approach each customised graduate certificate program with a true spirit of enquiry and collaboration. We work with you to understand your business priorities, complexities, and opportunities, and customise the graduate certificate program to create what you need to achieve your learning outcomes.

This program is only available to approved cohorts through UQ Business School Executive Education.

Summary

  • Program code
    5619
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    Half Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    085546G

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree or equivalent as approved by the Executive Dean 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.

Students must also be part of an approved cohort.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership 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 Leadership. 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.

Programs and Courses

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

Fields of study

The following is a list of fields of study available in the Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership.

When you graduate, any fields of study you have finished will be listed on your degree certificate.

Financial Leadership in the Public Sector

The Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership is a fully customisable program, which can be tailored to your organisational needs and contextualised to your sector. We approach each customised graduate certificate program with a true spirit of enquiry and collaboration. We work with you to understand your business priorities, complexities, and opportunities, and customise the graduate certificate program to create what you need to achieve your learning outcomes.

Insurance Business

The Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership is designed to allow professionals to enhance key competencies and skills required to succeed in a business environment. The Insurance Business field of study is aimed at lawyers and practitioners within the insurances and financial services industries to develop such skills.

Medical Leadership

The Medical Leadership Program (MLP) is a tailor-made Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership (GCBusLead) designed specifically for UQ Medical students and resident doctors in Australia. UQ Faculty of Medicine, in partnership with UQ Business School Executive Education, developed the MLP to provide UQ Medical students and resident doctors with a pathway for gaining contextualized leadership skills. The MLP focuses on building participants' leadership skills, and covers a range of topics, including service strategy, communication, negotiation, and strategic thinking. To ensure that learning outcomes are industry focused, the MLP incorporates case studies and action learning techniques, where participants work in groups to solve real business problems. Upon successfully completing the MLP, participants receive a GCBusLead postgraduate qualification in addition to their medical degree.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. A full definition of "field of study" is available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $25,528
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership 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. The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

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

Applying online

Apply now

All international student applications for the Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership is 5619. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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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 Leadership is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

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

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