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Graduate Certificate in Business

Overview

Hone your business skills, build specialist knowledge and accelerate your career to become a future business leader, ready to succeed in any field.

Our game changing 8 unit master’s program over six-months (or part-time equivalent) is ideal if you aspire to a management role and want to grow your business acumen with specialist knowledge in an industry-relevant discipline. You'll find that each field of study will equip you with the required knowledge to jump-start or advance your career in your chosen profession, or provide a pathway to higher degree.

At the Business School, you'll study the most up-to-date and relevant theory and have the chance to apply what you've learned through internships and industry projects, thanks to our well-established links with the business world.

You'll also discover why UQ has an outstanding reputation in research, well above the world standard, and how we believe in business that creates sustained and positive change. Our unique Community Engagement Program (CEP) allows you to build on and apply your skills working on community sector projects that benefit not-for-profit and charity organisations.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
Half Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5248
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$21984 (indicative per year)
Duration
Half Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5248
CRICOS Code
038553J
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Study at a business school renowned for cutting-edge research, outstanding academic staff, an impressive depth of educational programs and close association with leading global organisations.
  • Learn from the most innovative business educators in Australia, who are at the forefront of academic knowledge and will challenge your thinking.
  • Receive comprehensive training in business fundamentals, including analysis and decision-making, accounting and finance, and professional communication.
  • Develop specialised understanding of business both in Australia and internationally by completing at least one hands-on field of study.

1 in Queensland for business and management studies

QS World University Rankings 2020

55 in the world for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Business and Society
  • Tools and Techniques for Business Analysis
  • Financial Management for Decision Makers
  • Management Communication

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Creative director
  • Digital marketing manager
  • Campaign manager
  • Media planner
  • Change manager
  • Human resource adviser
  • Business analyst
  • Purchasing officer
  • Startup founder
  • Business development manager

Entry requirements

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.

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.

English language requirements

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

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.

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.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Business are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $21,984

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Business for one semester in 2021. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

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.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $17,360

Indicative annual fee 2020

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Business for one semester in 2021. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit