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Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Overview

Make an impact on your company and community, and create change on a global scale, with an MBA that will equip you with the skills, knowledge and mindset to succeed.

Based in the heart of Brisbane's CBD, UQ’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has a reputation for excellence, and has been ranked number one in Queensland for eight consecutive years by The Economist (Full time MBA Ranking 2012–2019).

During this half year full-time (or part-time equivalent) of 8-course units you'll join a diversity of brilliant minds and challenge your thinking, broaden your horizons and learn how to question everything except your potential for success.

Whether your goal is to accelerate your career, switch industries or start your own business, what you learn in these engaging programs will give you a better understanding of yourself. You'll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and leadership skills while working with an unmatched set of industry partners to solve complex business problems.

As a graduate, you'll take on the world knowing that leadership is more than ambition and passion, and that curiosity and relentless drive is what ignites disruptive thinking.

Location
Brisbane City
Duration
Half Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (13 Jan, 2020), Semester 2 (20 Jul, 2020)
Program Code
5319
AQF
Level 8
Location
Brisbane City
Fees
A$26936 (indicative per year)
Duration
Half Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (13 Jan, 2020), Semester 2 (20 Jul, 2020)
Program Code
5319
CRICOS Code
020139D
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Push the boundaries of your comfort zone and thrive under pressure in exciting new territories.
  • Benefit from flexible study options, international opportunities and extensive career support.
  • Integrate your learning in a project-based capstone course with a strong experiential component.
  • Discover what it takes to be a great business leader through rewarding hands-on learning experiences.

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.

  • Online study
  • 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:

  • Management Frameworks
  • Integrated Strategic Analysis
  • Accounting and Business Analytics
  • Operations Design

Career possibilities

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

  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief financial officer
  • Management consultant
  • Strategy manager
  • Infrastructure adviser
  • Strategy and insights consultant
  • Insolvency analyst
  • Business migration adviser
  • Social sustainability manager
  • Human resources executive

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.0 on a 7 point scale and four years full-time work experience post-graduation, including at least 2 of the 4 years full-time work experience gained while working in a dedicated supervisory/management role as approved by the Exec Dean;

Or 7 years full-time work experience including at least 3 of the 7 years full-time work experience gained while working in a dedicated supervisory/management role as approved by the Exec Dean.

International applicants must complete the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 550.

A student may be required to pass a qualifying examination in basic computing, written communication, and basic mathematics and statistics before enrolment is approved.

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.0 on a 7 point scale and four years full-time work experience post-graduation, including at least 2 of the 4 years full-time work experience gained while working in a dedicated supervisory/management role as approved by the Exec Dean;

Or 7 years full-time work experience including at least 3 of the 7 years full-time work experience gained while working in a dedicated supervisory/management role as approved by the Exec Dean.

International applicants must complete the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 550.

A student may be required to pass a qualifying examination in basic computing, written communication, and basic mathematics and statistics before enrolment is approved.

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 including details of management 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.
  • Two written references that are work related. Your referees need to substantiate the nature of your work and the managerial duties you currently perform. They should verify details including but not limited to: managing a team of people, managing client accounts, the managerial components of any major projects you have been directly responsible for, and/or financial delegations for which you are directly responsible. All references must be to the satisfaction of the MBA Director.
  • Evidence of residency status.
  • Permanent residents will be required to sit an IELTS and/or GMAT test as deemed necessary by the School for admission purposes.

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 including details of management 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.
  • Two written references that are work related. Your referees need to substantiate the nature of your work and the managerial duties you currently perform. They should verify details including but not limited to: managing a team of people, managing client accounts, the managerial components of any major projects you have been directly responsible for, and/or financial delegations for which you are directly responsible. All references must be to the satisfaction of the MBA Director.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration 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 $26,936

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration for one semester in 2020. 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 Administration 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 $24,560

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration for one semester in 2020. 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 1 - October 31 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 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.

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

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