Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Get the basic business and management skills you need to succeed in a senior management role, expand your career prospects or take your career in a new direction.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

C1106

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

1

Selection rank

CRICOS code

034952D
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Five-star rating

For Learner Engagement and Student Support for Accounting, Business and Management. 1

Global top 100

Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years of age. 2

Top 20%

Ranked in the top 20% of universities in Australia for teaching quality. 3

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Overview

This course is a good choice if you are looking to trial part of an MBA and boost your knowledge in business management. This course is also a good choice if you aren’t from a business background and would like to gain business management skills to further your career.  

You’ll study core units in accounting and finance, plus choose specialist units to create a personalised qualification that suits your goals and career aspirations.

You can choose to specialise in two of the following areas:

  • organisational behaviour and management
  • strategic research in international markets
  • strategic marketing management
  • health policy and governance
  • strategic risks and projects
  • entrepreneurship and innovation
  • global business and Asia
  • HR
  • sustainability
  • economics
  • not-for-profit organisations
  • business, society and the environment
  • leading enterprises
  • growth strategies.

7 reasons to study a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration at Murdoch

  • Customise your course with the ability to choose from different areas to create your own unique specialisation based on your career goals and aspirations.
  • We have received a 5-star rating for student support and learner engagement in our Business and Management programs.
    Source: The Good Universities Guide 2019
  • There are many study options and modes available to help you fit your studies into your busy working life. You can choose full-time, part-time or online.
  • Study four core units towards our Master of Business Administration (MBA) and exit with a graduate qualification, giving you a competitive edge in the marketplace.
  • If you’re looking to continue on and complete an MBA you can complete it in as little as 18 months, using the four core units completed in this course.
  • You’ll be taught by leading academics who have worked across many different industries.
  • Benefit from our links with the Asia Research Centre and Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability as you learn the business skills and social skills to lead global enterprises.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • accounting for managers
  • business finance
  • a specialist area of your choice.

Your career

A postgraduate qualification can help you further your current career and move into a more senior role or help you change career paths to pursue new opportunities. Depending on your own situation and career aspirations, there are many careers and positions that this course can lead to.

Careers could include:

  • Operations Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Strategy Manager
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Finance Manager.

Good management is needed across all industries. You could find yourself working in government, media, advertising, finance and other areas of business or non-government organisations (NGOs).

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
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Internal External
Murdoch University Dubai, UAE Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Murdoch Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
Kaplan Myanmar University College, Yangon Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy, Singapore Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
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Structure

To help plan the structure of your course, search for our suggested course plans.

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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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Minimum English Language Requirements - Postgraduate (pdf) 216 KB

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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