Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code N/A
CRICOS 072310A

Want to become an industry leader? To make a real impact?

Our graduate certificate provides key business skills and a pathway into the University’s prestigious Master of Business Administration (MBA). With the MBA program running for over 50 years, we have a broad and influential network of alumni in the local business community.

You’ll graduate with the skills, contacts and mental models needed to pursue leadership roles in your chosen business career.

What will you do?

We’ve designed the graduate certificate with maximum flexibility to suit the needs of working professionals. You can organise daytime, evening or weekend study hours and vary the number of courses you take per trimester. Through our rigorous program you will:

  • learn how to coordinate financial, physical, technological and human resources in pursuit of important objectives
  • take management courses in key business areas
  • build communication and decision-making skills
  • develop professional relationships and networks.

It can also lead into our grad dip and master in Business Administration.

Note: Intakes occur throughout the year, in January, May and September, with Summer School options in January. Visit www.business.adelaide.edu.au/mba for more information.

  • Entry Requirements

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

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    Intake January, May and September
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study A completed bachelor's degree from the University of Adelaide (or equivalent degree from another tertiary institution) and a minimum of two years relevant work experience. Applicants without a completed bachelor's degree must achieve a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score of 500; and have at least seven years of relevant work experience. All applicants must adequately meet the attributes of leadership, communication, team skills, motivation and business skills. Applicants may demonstrate they meet the work experience and attributes via a CV, essay responses or an interview. The process for assessment will be identical to the Master of Business Administration.
    How to Apply
    For information on applications, go to http://www.business.adelaide.edu.au/mba/application

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 072310A
    Intake January, May and September
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 7 Reading 6.5 Listening 6.5 Speaking 6.5 Writing 6.5
    TOEFL Overall 94 Reading 20 Listening 20 Speaking 22 Writing 24
    Pearsons Overall 65 Reading 58 Listening 58 Speaking 58 Writing 58
    Cambridge Overall 185 Reading 176 Listening 176 Speaking 176 Writing 176
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent plus 2 years relevant work experience OR at least 7 years work experience AND GMAT Test Score of 500. All applicants must adequately meet the attributes of Leadership, Communication, Team Skills, Motivation and Business Skills. Applicants may demonstrate they meet the work experience and attributes via their CV, essay responses or interview.
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $20,500 for 12 units

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Tuition fees International student place: $24,250 for 12 units

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Students in this program are generally already employed full-time. They undertake this program in order to change careers or to improve and increase their understanding of business administration practices.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Professional Accreditation

    Adelaide Business School is AACSB* accredited, and as such our programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.

    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

    Potential careers

    Business Development Manager, CEO, Team Leader, Innovation Manager, Marketer / Marketing Manager, Business Manager, Product Manager, Project Manager

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Core courses

    Assessment

    The assessment for courses is generally an individual assignment, a group assignment and an examination. In some courses there is an assessment component of class participation. Students must pass all pieces of assessment in order to pass a course.
  • Related Degrees

  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
    Phone: +61 8 8313 7335 (toll free 1800 061 459)

    The annual Open Day provides an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 3 Sep 2019