Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
Law, Business and the Creative Arts
Completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree, equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree, from this or another university; or
Other qualifications recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts as equivalent to the above; or
Appropriate managerial work experience, with a minimum of five years full-time at a senior level acceptable to the Faculty.
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Graduate Certificates.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Additional selection requirements
Special admission requirements
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
12 credit points
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Graduate Certificate Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).
LB5214:03 Current Business Issues
Select 9 credit points (3 subjects) from the MBA Core and/or MBA Outer Core and/or the following MBA majors:
LB5215:03 Strategy and Leadership
LB5212:03 Financial Foundations for Managers
LB5201:03 Managing Business in a Global Context
MBA Outer Core
LB5202:03 Marketing Management *
LB5205:03 People in Organisations #
LB5209:03 Managing Globally
CO5125:03 Economics for Managers
CP5603:03 Advanced E-Security
LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise ^
CO5119:03 Business Law
CO5124:03 Data Analysis and Decision Modelling !!
LB5210:03 Independent Studies
LB5500:03 Negotiation ***
CV5002:03 Design Thinking **
LB5207:03 Managing Entrepreneurial Enterprises
LB5301:03 Global Marketing
LB5302:03 Strategic Brand Management
Human Resource Management
LB5304:03 Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management
LB5305:03 Employment Relations
LB5306:03 International Human Resource Management
TO5005:03 Managing Tourism in Protected Areas
TO5103:03 Global Destination Competitiveness
TO5104:03 Tourist Management Strategies
Notes: For students wanting to progress to an MBA in the future
*-This subject is compulsory for students selecting the MBA Marketing Major
#-This subject is compulsory for students selecting the MBA Human Resource Management Major
^-This subject is compulsory for students selecting the MBA International Tourism Major
!!-This subject is compulsory for students selecting the MBA Accounting and Finance Major
*** This subject is compulsory for students selecting the MBA Dispute Resolution Major
** This subject is compulsory for students selecting the MBA Creativity & Innovation Major
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
6 months full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
Advanced standing will not be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who complete the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration are eligible for entry to either the Graduate Diploma or the Master of Business Administration, and may be granted advanced standing for all subjects completed under the Graduate Certificate.