Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

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  • Objectives
    The Graduate Certificate of Business Administration is offered in association with other universities through Australian National Business Schools Limited (ANBS Ltd): Deakin University, Griffith University, University of Canberra, University of Tasmania, University of Western Australia and University of Wollongong. The course covers a range of topics relating to aspects of organisational management and the development of core capabilities crucial to business leadership. It can help you to improve your business skills, perform your current job more effectively and expand you career options. This course allows articulation into the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and combined MBA courses.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must have a first degree and two years' relevant work experience, or for those without a degree, a minimum of seven years' relevant work experience.
  • Academic title
    Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
  • Course description
    Fees and charges

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.

    This is a fee-paying course.
    Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
    Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

    * The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.

    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

    Career opportunities

    Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Business Administration will help you progress your career in all areas of business from administration to business strategy. As a graduate you may find employment in areas such as financial planning, corporate governance, human resource management, marketing and a range of other areas.

    Course rules
    To satisfy the requirements of the Graduate Certificate students must complete 4 credit points which includes three core units worth 1 credit point each and one elective unit worth 1 credit point.

    Course structure

    Core units

    MPA751 Financial Reporting and Analysis  


    MPT751/MPR751 Financial Reporting and Analysis (Residential)  *^

    MPR732/MPK732 Marketing Management  *

    MPR721/MPM721 Organisational Behaviour  *


    Elective units
    Select one unit from:

    MAA752 Managerial Accounting  

    MLC771 Law for Managers  

    MPE781 Economics for Managers  

    MPT753/MPF753 Finance  ^

    MPT722/MPR722 Human Resource Management (Residential)  ^ *


    MPM722 Human Resource Management  

    MPT735/MPM735 International Business Management  ^

    MSQ791 Data Analysis for Managers  


    ^ MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

    *MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
    For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide

    Admission requirements - specific
    Applicants must have a first degree and two years' relevant work experience, or for those without a degree, a minimum of seven years' relevant work experience.

    Advanced standing - general
    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    How to apply

    Applications must be made directly to the university through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.

    Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

    Further study
    M601 Graduate Diploma of Business Administration
    M701 Master of Business Administration

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