Postgraduate course

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.

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Murdoch code

C1106

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

0.5

Selection rank

CRICOS code

102593K
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For Learner Engagement and Student Support for Accounting, Business and Management. 1

Strong job growth

For careers in accounting, advertising, finance, human resource management and management. 2

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Murdoch University Dubai, UAE Trimester 1 Trimester 1
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Trimester 3 Trimester 3
Kaplan Myanmar University College, Yangon Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
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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
  • Human Resources
  • Sustainability
  • Economics
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Business, society and the environment
  • Leading enterprises
  • Growth strategies

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

  1. Customise your course with the ability to choose from different areas to create your own unique specialisation based on your career goals and aspirations.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 future 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 Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Murdoch Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
Murdoch University Dubai, UAE 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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Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

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.

Find out more

 

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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