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Graduate Certificate in Business Research Methods

Overview

Deepen your understanding of core Business research methods and techniques that will equip you with the knowledge for further study and greater professional opportunities.

Advanced research skills are highly valued in both academia and the commercial world, and the Business School is at the forefront of teaching business research methods.

For your half year full-time (or part-time equivalent) Graduate Certificate in Business Research Methods, you can choose from a comprehensive range of elective courses that cover topics such as economics-based research in financial accounting, corporate finance theory, empirical methods in finance and capital markets research, and advanced marketing theory and research.

You'll also work among internationally recognised leaders who are finding solutions to some of the world’s most pressing business issues. Under their experienced guidance, you'll learn the qualitative and quantitative research skills and scientific methods required to conduct your own research project or complete a thesis, for which you'll define a research question, establish a methodology, undertake a literature review and draw conclusions.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
Half Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Program Code
5649
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$21136 (indicative per year)
Duration
Half Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Program Code
5649
CRICOS Code
066278B
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Gain the comprehensive training required to better understand and analyse issues relevant to a range of business-related fields.
  • Undertake courses that encompass areas such as qualitative, quantitative and scientific methods, social science traditions and problem-based learning.
  • Prepare yourself for PhD or Master of Philosophy, or any number of outstanding career possibilities in areas of business research.

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.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • 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:

  • Research Project
  • Research Thesis or Project
  • Qualitative Business Research Methods II
  • Quantitative Business Research Methods I

Career possibilities

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

  • Business development manager
  • Market research consultant
  • Tracking specialist
  • Workforce planning director
  • Quantitative consultant
  • Market intelligence account manager
  • Social and commercial research consultant
  • Insight analyst

Entry requirements

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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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 Research Methods 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.

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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.

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Indicative annual fee

AUD $21,136

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Business Research Methods 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 Research Methods pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

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Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $17,360

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Business Research Methods 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.

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