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Units in second semester 2021 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
Duration
6 months full-time
Credit
100
Location
Perth City

Outline

Gain advanced knowledge of business theory and practice.

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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

  • access and critique contemporary business theories, concepts and principles and be able to apply these to add value in a group of organisational environment
  • effectively communicate in a variety of modes to gather, advise or influence stakeholders for a desired outcome
  • formulate responsible management and leadership decisions that are evidence-based and supported by a critical evaluation of markets, human resources, and/ or accounting information.
  • critically review personal, professional, team and organisational practices for opportunities to innovate, or apply principles of ethics, sustainability or corporate social responsibility.

Admission criteria

For applicants without an undergraduate degree, a minimum of eight (8) years of professional work experience including five (5) years in a managerial capacity.

Or, a bachelor degree, plus at least a minimum of five (5) years of professional work experience including three (3) years in a managerial capacity.

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.

Applicants will be assessed for English based on the supplementary documentation you supply, for further information contact the MBA.Programs email address.

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)
Writing6.0
Speaking6.0
Reading6.0
Listening6.0
Overall band score6.5

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

Other requirements and notes for this course

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

Please note: Entry into this program is via competitive entry and applicants may be required to attend an interview. There are a limited number of places available and these are allocated to the highest ranked applicants for each round of offers.

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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

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: crl@curtin.edu.au

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2021

Student typeCost
Domestic $15,500*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 0 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2021

Trimester 3
  • On campus
  • Online

2022

Trimester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Trimester 2
  • On campus
  • Online
Trimester 3
  • On campus
  • Online

2023

Trimester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Trimester 2
  • On campus
  • Online
Trimester 3
  • On campus
  • Online

2024

Trimester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Trimester 2
  • On campus
  • Online
Trimester 3
  • On campus
  • Online

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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  • Curtin course code: GC-BUSI
  • CRICOS code: 074652G
  • Last updated on: September 20, 2021