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Units in second semester 2020 may be delivered online and in alternative formats whilst restrictions in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic are in place.

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Business

Graduate Certificate

GC-BUSI

Course
Graduate Certificate in Business
CRICOS
074652G
Duration
6 months full-time
Credit
100
Location
Perth City

Outline

Gain advanced knowledge of business theory and practice.

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Industry links

Study in the heart of Perth city.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

Interested in pursuing a Master of Business Administration? Join one of our upcoming MBA Information Evenings and find out how studying an MBA could advance your career.

This serves as your entry pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA), but can also be taken as a challenging stand-alone course. 

It offers you a foundation in leadership studies, business management and organisational behaviour.

You can customise your degree by selecting an optional unit. Many of these units are tied to an MBA specialisation, which will help facilitate your transition to this course, should you wish to continue studying.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • Study at our city campus in the heart of the Perth central business district. Intensive weekend units and evening classes mean your studies fit around your other commitments.
  • Study in trimesters to complete your degree sooner.

Career information

Careers

  • Analyst
  • Business administration manager
  • Management consultant
  • Managing director
  • Project manager

Industries

  • Banking and finance
  • Consultancy
  • Education
  • Government
  • Health care
  • Not-for-profit
  • Private business
  • Public relations
  • Resources and renewables
  • Retail
  • Service industries

What you'll learn

  • have a thorough foundation of contemporary business theories, concepts and principles and be able to apply these in a group or organisational environment.
  • create and critically evaluate innovative ideas and strategies within ambiguous and uncertain business environments (which includes business, government and not-for-profit).
  • access, evaluate and synthesise diverse information for intelligent business application.
  • effectively communicate in a manner appropriate to their audience and their desired outcomes.
  • select and use appropriate technologies and recognise their advantages and limitations
  • possess and be able to utilise life-long learning strategies; maintain currency in professional practice
  • recognise and apply international perspectives within the business environment
  • appropriately manage and value diversity within a business setting
  • apply professional skills - team work, leadership and ethical behaviour.

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Essential course prerequisites

A bachelor degree plus at least three years work experience.

Applications may be considered from those who do not have a bachelor degree provided they have significant work experience at a recognisable level of responsibility.

You will be required to submit supplementary information with your application.

Note: All applicants will need to submit a copy of their CV/Resume highlighting prior work experience and roles that they have held.

Other requirements and notes for this course

This course is offered on either a four or six month basis.

Entry into this program is via competitive entry. There are a limited number of places available and these are allocated to the highest ranked applicants for each round of offers. Read the application requirements for further details.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,700*
Total indicative course fee $16,700*
Indicative year 1 fee $16,700*

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $17,000*
Total indicative course fee $17,000*
Indicative year 1 fee $17,000*

Fees are indicative only.

*Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

On Campus and Online

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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