Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

Courses and Study Australian courses Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

Learn how to successfully analyse, strategically plan and implement decisions with our Graduate Certificate of Business Administration.

Campus
Townsville; Cairns; Brisbane
Start dates
February, July
Duration
6 months full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus; Off campus

Career opportunities

Our Graduate Certificate of Business Administration provides you with advanced knowledge, understanding and the analytical skills required for modern managing.

In this course disciplines of the following sectors are used to understand the key themes that confront all managers and organisations:

  • Economics;
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human resource management
  • Accounting
  • Business law
  • Information technology
  • Strategy and leadership
  • Statistics.

Course highlights

James Cook University professional programs are internationally recognised and teaching staff are often research leaders in their fields.

Course overview

This program is ideal for those seeking a shorter course in Business Administration or for those who wish to progress to a Master of Business Administration incrementally.

How to apply

Complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.

Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – three semesters per year. View academic calendars.

Subjects

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

LB5202:03 Marketing Management

LB5205:03 People in Organisations

LB5212:03 Accounting and Finance for Managers

LB5236:03 Comparative Global Business Systems

Pathway into course

Please consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.

Handbook

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

Course code

109011

Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in any discipline, from this or another university; or

Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Deputy-Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies as equivalent to the above.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Additional selection requirements

Graduates intending to enrol in a Master of Business Administration or an associated joint degree should seek advice from the Division prior to enrolment.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points

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:

  • Effective oral presentation skills

  • Clear and fluent written communication

  • Work effectively in achieving common goals, demonstrating both:

  • Collaboration

  • 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.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

LB5202:03 Marketing Management

LB5205:03 People in Organisations

LB5212:03 Accounting and Finance for Managers

LB5236:03 Comparative Global Business Systems

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Brisbane

 

Cairns

 

Singapore

 

Townsville

 

External

 

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

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A student who has failed a single subject towards the award in their final teaching period 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

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and 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 student 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

Award title

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Approved abbreviation

GCertBusAdmin

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration are eligible for entry to the Master of Business Administration.

This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.