Graduate Certificate in Business

2023 course information for Domestic Students
2023 course information for International Students

updated 6:01 AM on Sun, 5 June

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

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Duration
0.5 years full-time; 1 year part-time
0.5 years full-time; 1 year part-time
Location
Gold Coast
Gold Coast, Online
Start date
March, July, October
February, June, October
Course code
1007294
Course abbreviation
GradCertBus
Credit points
48
Equivalent units
4
CRICOS
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Fees
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Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

There's nothing better for business than a satisfied customer. In this course, we'll enhance your business qualifications, prepare you for your own business career, and provide the skills to keep your customers happy.

This six-month program develops your knowledge in foundational subjects such as marketing, economics and organisational behaviour.

The Graduate Certificate in Business also opens the door to postgraduate study, including the Master of Business Administration. Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Business are awarded advanced standing of four units.

The Graduate Certificate in Business is also available via an online delivery mode, offering up to six intakes a year.

There's nothing better for business than a satisfied customer. In this course, we'll enhance your business qualifications, prepare you for your own business career, and provide the skills to keep your customers happy.

This six-month program develops your knowledge in foundational subjects such as marketing, economics and organisational behaviour.

The Graduate Certificate in Business also opens the door to postgraduate study, including the Master of Business Administration. Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Business are awarded advanced standing of four units.

The Graduate Certificate in Business is also available via an online delivery mode, offering up to six intakes a year.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Applicants for admission to candidature in the Graduate Certificate in Business may be selected where they can demonstrate professional standing approved by the School Board to be equivalent to the requirements of Rule 2, Section 3.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall Score6.0
Overall Score or equivalent6.0
Reading5.5
Writing5.5
Listening5.5
Speaking5.5

About the course

You will study four core units of the Master of Business Administration covering foundation business subjects in accounting, economics, communication and organisational behaviour.

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$15,200 ($3,800 per unit)082684K
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$15,200 ($3,800 per unit)N/A
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

International students studying in Australia

International students studying online or outside of Australia

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Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Business students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points) comprising 4 core units.

 


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
COMM5001Advanced Communication
STAT5001Business Analytics
MGMT5002Organisational Behaviour
ACCT5002Accounting for Managers



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Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Demonstrate critical thinking, independent judgement and the ability to reflect on self and others in a business environment.

Develop systematic problem-solving skills.

Identify and examine innovative solutions to business problems.

Demonstrate a coherent understanding of complex ethical and socially responsible business practices, along with a proficient understanding of culturally appropriate business practices.

Demonstrate a coherent understanding of selected subjects to establish a foundation for advanced level learning.

Demonstrate critical thinking, independent judgement and the ability to reflect on self and others in a business environment.

Practice well-developed communication skills.

Demonstrate a coherent understanding of complex ethical and socially responsible business practices, along with a proficient understanding of culturally appropriate business practices.


Assessment methods

The course incorporates progressive assessment and examinations. Students are assessed on the basis of written and oral assignments reflecting authentic work tasks and contemporary topics. These assignments come in a range of formats designed to assist student learning and skills development over the duration of the course. Formats include business reports, case studies, discussion board posts, presentations, quizzes, and research plans and studies. 

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Lectures may be streamed live or pre-recorded; either way students can download a recording at their convenience.

Each week, students progress their learning by following activities, readings and case studies laid out, step-by-step, in a website for each unit. As they move through the learning outcomes, they can discuss their progress in online forums and ask questions of their peers, lecturer or tutor.

Career opportunities

Graduates are equipped to undertake entry-level management roles in a broad spectrum of industries.

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Domestic future
students

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International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.

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