Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

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Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

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

Campus
Townsville; Brisbane
Start dates
February, July
Duration
6 months full-time
Study mode
On campus
CRICOS code
055160G

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.

What you need to know before applying

You will need to supply the following with your application

  • Previous and current certificates and academic transcripts
  • Grading Scale used at the institution/s you have undertaken your studies
  • English proficiency test results (if required and available at time of application)
  • Passport to confirm your name and citizenship (if available at time of application)

Advanced Standing (credit for prior learning)

If you wish to seek credit for previous studies, you can submit the course syllabi (subject outline) for each relevant subject you have already studied. You will need to ensure that previous subjects, that you wish to gain credit for, correspond to a similar JCU subject. View JCU subject outlines and Course Enrolment Planners to assist in this process.

Certified copies & original documents

Posted, faxed, scanned or uploaded copies can be used during the assessment process. However once your application is approved you will need to supply original certified documents. These may be posted to:

Postal address:
International Admissions,
James Cook University,
Townsville QLD 4811, AUSTRALIA

If documents are written in a language other than English you will need to provide certified translations and a certified copy of the original document.

An acceptable certified document is a photocopy of an original document that has been certified as a true copy and signed by the certifier - public notary, registered agent of James Cook University or a representative of the institution. The certification must be original; photocopies or facsimiles of certified copies are not acceptable.

How to apply

Take note of the duration, cost and campus availability of your selected course. You may wish to include a second course preference.

  1. Register using your full legal name as it appears on your passport.
  2. Gather electronic copies of your documentation including advanced standing application if relevant. You will need to provide original certified copies of your documents once your application has been approved.
  3. Complete all the questions and upload all your documents. You can save and continue the application later if you need to.
  4. Submit your application.
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Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – three semesters per year. View academic calendars.

Handbook

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

Handbook year

2019

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 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

Credit points

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:

  • 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 International Political Economy or LB5228:03 The Changing Business Environment

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Brisbane

Singapore

Exit only

Townsville

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

2 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 Credit 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 6 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 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.

Application deadlines

  • 31 January for commencement in teaching period 1 (semester 1)
  • 30 June for commencement in teaching period 2 (semester 2)
Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – application deadlines vary for Singapore and Brisbane. View academic calendars.

Entry requirements

Completion of a recognised, appropriate undergraduate degree, or equivalent prior learning including appropriate professional experience.

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 -  Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

If you meet the academic requirements for a course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will be given the opportunity to take an English program to improve your skills in addition to an offer to study a degree at JCU. The JCU degree offer will be conditional upon the student gaining a certain grade in their English program. This combination of courses is called a packaged offer.

Fees and costs

Annual Tuition Fee: AUD$15,600 (Estimate only.)

For more information, refer to the relevant course fee information in the 2019 International Postgraduate Guide (PDF, 8305 KB)

A Student Services and Amenities fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.

Student Visa holders must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their Student Visa (except Norwegian and Belgian citizens). Costs depend on the length of study and the number of dependants accompanying the student. For more information see Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).

Help with your application

If you need help with your application, or would like to change your preferences (e.g. course, campus, commencing semester) after you have submitted your application please contact JCU International Admissions:

Email enquiries@jcu.edu.au
Phone +61 7 4781 5601

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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.