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Graduate Certificate in Business

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.

Domestic

General

  • Course code: 1007294
  • Course abbreviation: GradCertBus
  • Credit points: 48
  • Equivalent units: 4

Duration & Fees

  • Duration: 0.5 years full-time
    1 year part-time
  • Fees: Fee paying

ATAR

  • Indicative ATAR: 0

OP

  • Indicative OP: 0

International

General

  • Course code: 1007294
  • Course abbreviation: GradCertBus
  • Credit points: 48
  • Equivalent units: 4

Duration & Fees

  • Duration: 0.5 years full-time
  • Fees:
    • Gold Coast - $13,200 ($3,300 per unit)

CRICOS Code

Gold Coast 082684K

Admission Requirements

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Reading5.5
Writing5.5
Listening5.5
Speaking5.5

Course Overview

Major Areas of Study

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.

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.

Intakes list:

Domestic intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST yes yes yes
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
Domestic intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST yes yes yes
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST yes yes yes
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST yes yes yes
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad

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