Course and Subject Handbook 2014 Course Information Postgraduate Courses Graduate Certificate of Business Administration – First half year intakes (Australia), All Intakes (Singapore)

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration – First half year intakes (Australia), All Intakes (Singapore)

Course Code

24711

Version

3

Faculty

Law, Business and the Creative Arts

Notes

This course is changing structure in mid-2014. This course information is for the following students:

  • Brisbane students commencing in 2014 in the first trimester intake

  • Cairns and Townsville students commencing in 2014 in the first half year intake

  • Singapore students commencing in 2014 in the first, second or third trimester intakes

The following students should refer to the OTHER DOCUMENT for their course information:

  • Brisbane students commencing in 2014 in the second or third trimester intakes

  • Cairns and Townsville students commencing in 2014 in the second half year intake

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

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.

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

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration, JCU graduates will be able to:

  • Critically analyse business-related knowledge and practice from both historical and recent perspectives

  • Consolidate the application of differing sustainable business performance methods

  • Synthesise sustainable economic, social and environmental practices and value systems

  • Apply established concepts to provide solutions to complex business and professional practice problems

  • Critically analyse contemporary business issues using appropriate models and make reasoned recommendations

  • Apply creative and innovative thinking effectively to business practice

  • Present complex information appropriately to differing audiences using:

  • (a) Effective oral presentation skills

  • (b) Clear and fluent written communication

  • Work effectively in achieving common goals, demonstrating both:

  • (a)Collaboration

  • (b) Leadership

  • Adapt sustainable business constructs and skills to theoretical or practical situations

  • Exercise independent ethical judgment in solving differing business problems creatively

  • Demonstrate a capacity for personal reflection and self-development in relation to professional business learning and practice

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Nil

Course Structure

Core

LB5214:03 Current Business Issues

Options

Select 9 credit points (3 subjects) from the MBA Core and/or MBA Outer Core and/or the following MBA majors:

MBA Core

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 **

MBA Majors

Marketing

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

International Tourism

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

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Brisbane

This course information is for Brisbane students commencing in 2014 in the first trimester intake only

Brisbane students commencing in 2014 in the second or third trimester intakes should refer to the OTHER DOCUMENT for their course information

Cairns

This course information is for Cairns students commencing in 2014 in the first half year intake only

Cairns students commencing in 2014 in the second half year intake should refer to the OTHER DOCUMENT for their course information

Singapore

This course information is for Singapore students commencing in 2014

Townsville

This course information is for Townsville students commencing in 2014 in the first half year intake only

Townsville students commencing in 2014 in the second half year intake should refer to the OTHER DOCUMENT for their course information

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

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

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 7 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Advanced standing will not be granted for undergraduate studies or for work experience that is used to gain admission to the course.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

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.