University Certificate in Business
About the course
The University Certificate in Business articulates with the Bachelor of Business (specialisations) and all subjects completed in the University Certificate are credited towards the Bachelor degree.
Note: upon graduation with the University Certificate in Business, those wishing to continue with the Bachelor of Business (specialisations) will need to apply for admission.
The Bachelor of Business degree at CSU has a national reputation for excellence. The course aims to develop your critical analysis, scientific method and fundamental thinking, and it prepares you to ask the right questions, search for relevant data and interpret results. You will also develop communication skills such as rational argument, critical evaluation and effective listening and writing.
The course will help you become acquainted with the substance of business so that you can aspire to accept responsibility and learn to manage technical and organisational change. It will also provide you with skills that will help you become an effective manager, able to understand the needs of your subordinates, apply technology, and have an extensive knowledge of the political, economic and social environments.
The end result will be a depth of understanding that will help you become a successful, ethical and professionally responsible businessperson.
In the University Certificate in Business you will study eight prescribed core subjects that enable you to sample a variety of disciplines. Students who then enrol in the Bachelor of Business will then specialise in any of the areas listed below.
* Applied Finance
* Business Management *
* Human Resource Management
* International Business Management *
* Marketing *
* Tourism Management
* These specialisations are available to international students for on campus study through CSU Study Centre Sydney or Melbourne, operated in conjunction with Study Group Australia.
Your course is recognised by industry
The Bachelor of Business is a nationally accredited and registered award in tertiary education.
No credit is allowed in the University Certificate in Business. All eight subjects in the program must be completed.
Students in the degree programs may use the University Certificate as an exit point should they decide to withdraw from the Bachelor of Business program. However, the students must meet the University Certificate criteria (i.e. no credit granted in the course) to be able to exit with the award.
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business (all specialisations) are entitled to credit if they have completed approved studies. Approved studies will include subjects studied in TAFE courses, other Australian tertiary institutions, or subjects in relevant programs conducted by approved private providers, within 10 years of admission to the degree. Credit is normally granted for subjects completed in relevant certificates and diplomas. Subjects completed in overseas qualifications will also be considered for credit.
To graduate with the University Certificate in Business, students must successfully complete the eight core subjects (64 points).
To graduate with the Bachelor of Business, students must successfully complete 24 subjects (192 points). Students must nominate a specialisation consisting of 10 subjects, and will also be required to choose an additional six elective subjects.
Students should check subject availability and prerequisites, as not all subjects are offered each session, or in both distance education and internal study modes. A list of subjects on offer is available from Student Administration. For any inquiries, consult the Course Coordinator, Courses Manager or Course Administrative Officer.