Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months full-time
or part-time equiv.

Accelerate with management essentials

Our graduate certificate provides key business insights designed by a leading Australian university and is ideal for managers seeking an introductory management program or wanting to acquire new skills without a lengthy time commitment.

What will you do?

Through an interactive environment delivered face-to-face in Singapore you will:

  • explore the fundamentals of leadership and develop your own personal leadership philosophy
  • consider the nature of systems so you can influence their outcomes more profoundly
  • gain insight into the world of marketers and accountants so you can speak their 'language' to empower your decision-making.

The graduate certificate can also lead into our Master of Business Administration, the only MBA offered by an Australian Group of Eight university on campus in Singapore.

Note: this program is available to Singapore residents only and intakes occur throughout the year, in January, April, July and October.

  • Entry Requirements

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    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    Not offered to domestic students.

    International applicants

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    CRICOS Available to non-student visa holder ONLY.
    Intake January, April, July and October
    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
    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
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    Unavailable - see previous year for indicative only fee.

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?


    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

    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

    Potential careers

    Manager / Business Management

  • Degree Structure

    Example Study Plan

    Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Ngee Ann Academy)
    Core Courses ACCTING 7100NA Accounting for Managers 
    MANAGEMT 7086NA Fundamentals of Leadership
    MANAGEMT 7104NA Marketing Management
    MANAGEMT 7115NA Systems Thinking for Management 
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  • 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.

    Further information and application forms can be accessed via the Ngee Ann Academy website here:

    Contact Ngee Ann Academy for direct enquiries:
    Phone: +65 6738 2910
    Fax: +65 6738 3314

    391A Orchard Road, #25-02A Ngee Ann City Tower A, Singapore 238873.

    Opening Hours:
    Monday to Thursday: 9am to 6.30pm
    Friday: 9am to 6pm
    We are closed on weekends and public holidays.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019