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Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership

Overview

Learn to become a responsive, innovative and dynamic leader with the skills, knowledge and fortitude to guide organisations through complex challenges and onward to strategic growth.

To be successful, modern-day 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 you need to succeed in a leadership role in any organisation, across any sector.

Your half-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) program is designed for customisation, so you can tailor study to suit your current organisational needs, or you can create something different to pursue new career ambitions. UQ approaches each customised graduate certificate program with a true spirit of enquiry and collaboration, working with you to understand your priorities, complexities and opportunities so you graduate prepared for future business leadership.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
Half Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5619
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$26936 (indicative per year)
Duration
Half Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5619
CRICOS Code
085546G
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Focus on contemporary financial topics, including governance and risk management, procurement, financial management, costing and pricing, and asset management.
  • Customise the structure of your Graduate Certificate with a range of course options that blend intellectual rigour with practical hands-on learning.
  • Enjoy a contemporary business program delivered in an immersive and collaborative environment by leading and experienced academics.

1 in Queensland for business and management studies

QS World University Rankings 2020

2 in Australia 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.

  • 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:

  • Negotiation, Communication and Decision Making
  • Principles of Business Management and Leadership
  • Strategic Analysis and Implementation
  • Business Management in the Public Sector

Career possibilities

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

  • Project manager
  • Business support officer
  • Procurement specialist
  • Development assessment officer
  • Asset administrator
  • Corporate planning and performance officer
  • Underwriting executive
  • Technical claims specialist

Entry requirements

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.

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 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

Student visas

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 (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 Leadership 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 Leadership 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 $21,120

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership 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 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 - June 30 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