Gain fundamental, job-ready business and leadership skills with JCU’s Graduate Certificate of Business Administration.
You will study four core subjects across a broad range of disciplines, including management of people, accounting, international business and marketing.
Begin your career in Business Administration. This six-month course is flexible and an ideal pathway to higher Business Administration courses.
View the Handbook for a detailed overview of available subjects.
JCU Business Administration graduates are diversely skilled and are employed in a wide range of industries.
Graduates pursue careers in economics, finance, human resource management, marketing, accounting, business law, and information technology.
You could work as a human resource manager, public relations specialist, financial officer, or market research analyst. This course is a pathway to study the Master of Business Administration.
Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)
Division of Tropical Environments and Societies
Business, Law and Governance
Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in any discipline, from this or another university; or a minimum of five (5) years business experience; or other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Dean, College of Business Law and Governance 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 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
12 credit points
|Additional completion requirements|
Satisfactory completion of an appropriate Business Academic Skills Program; or demonstration of equivalent Business Academic Skills to the satisfaction of the Course Coordinator, Dean of Campus, or Dean of College of Business, Law and Governance.
The College offers a free Business Academic Skills program and will provide further information on request. Students interested in the direct demonstration of these skills must consult with the Course Coordinator regarding the requirements
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:
Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree.
Reasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.
LB5202:03 Marketing Essentials
LB5205:03 People in Organisations
LB5212:03 Accounting and Finance for Managers
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
8 months (2 trimesters) part-time only
4 months (1 trimester) full-time or equivalent part-time (at JCU Singapore)
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
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.
Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure
6 credit points
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 6 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
Credit will not be granted for undergraduate studies or for work experience that is used to gain admission to the course.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Students seeking to use the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration for entry to the Master of Business Administration must also successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program. This program is non-fee based, online, and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
Weiqing (Jacky) Ni
Master of Business Administration
Postgraduate studies in Business Administration is a wide-ranging and professional course, and the knowledge and skills gained can be applied to diverse global businesses. The most important part is the focus on critical thinking, which has given me the tools to keep learning throughout my whole career.
Associate Professor Josephine Pryce
Studying Business Administration is an important step for managers aspiring to advance their careers in a competitive labour market or to promote their own businesses. It allows for development of management skills across areas, such as people, marketing, financials, operations, innovation, entrepreneurship, and change