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Graduate Certificate in  Business Research Methods

Program code: 5649
CRICOS code: 066278B

Location

St Lucia

Duration

Half Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)

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 39th in the world for management in the 2017 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.

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    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers with a range of professional opportunities. These include 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, start-ups, 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 not only further your expertise and skills in critical thinking, communication, and project management, but also potentially open doors to a future career in research, within industry or academia.

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Summary

  • Program code
    5649
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    Half Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    066278B

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.

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 Research Methods 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 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, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

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 $19,080
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Business Research Methods for one semester in 2018. 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.

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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

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All international student applications for the Graduate Certificate in Business Research Methods 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 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.

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 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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