Graduate Certificate in  Business Research Methods

Program code: 5649

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

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

Commencing

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

Interested in a career in research? This program will provide you with core research training so you can better understand and analyse a range of issues in the business world.

  • The Graduate Certificate in Business Research Methods is a six-month program that provides core research training in a range of business-related fields.
  • Complete 8 units of study from a huge range of options including accounting, corporate finance, empirical finance, information systems, marketing, and more.
  • Choose to undertake a research project or a research thesis. You will define a research question, establish a methodology, undertake a literature review, and draw conclusions. The research thesis is a more extensive and challenging task.
  • Use your qualification to progress to the Graduate Diploma in Business Research Methods (if you are interested in completing a PhD or Master of Philosophy). The graduate diploma involves completing an additional semester of study.

Deepen your understanding of core research methods and techniques, and prepare yourself for further study and greater professional opportunities.

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    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.

  • Teaching staff

    World-leading academics

    UQ Business School is home to some of the most innovative educators in Australia, who are bound to challenge your thinking. Many also work in consultancy for leading companies, agencies and organisations to help them address the challenges they face.

  • 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.

  • Alumni
    "With this program, you get the best training in qualitative and quantitative research and scientific methods to go on to complete a PhD or MPhil program." Ann Wallin, GCResCom
    Lecturer in Business Research Methods and PhD graduate (2015)

Career outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Business Research Methods will provide you with core research training, so you can progress to the Graduate Diploma in Business Research Methods, or eventually a PhD or Master of Philosophy.

Other graduates have found employment at higher levels, both in Australia and internationally, including roles at multinational companies, startups, governments, aid organisations and research institutions.

UQ Business School research graduates have a particularly high rate of employment in management and marketing consulting, market research and management positions.

  • Why study

    Build a career

    During your studies you can choose to write a thesis on an original research topic. This will further your expertise and skills in critical thinking, communication, and project management, and potentially open doors to a future career in research, within industry or academia.

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    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.

Summary

  • Program code
    5649
  • 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 5.00 on a 7 point scale; or seven years full-time relevant work experience as approved by the executive dean.

Semester 2 commencement
Available to part-time domestic students only.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Business Research Methods 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 Research Methods. 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, 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 Research Methods 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 $16,480
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Business Research Methods 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

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

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Business Research Methods is 5649. You'll need this when applying.

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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 Research Methods is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 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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