The Graduate Certificate in Business from Southern Cross University provides an introduction to advanced study in business operations and modern management.
The Graduate Certificate in Business is an alternative entry pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA). 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.
Students study four core units of the Master of Business Administration covering foundation business subjects in accounting, economics, communication and organisational behaviour as part of the Graduate Certificate in Business.
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.
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.