Adelaide Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
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 Adelaide 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.
Note: Intakes occur throughout the year, in January, May and September, with Summer School options in January.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
Intake January (including summer school options), May and September Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate 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.
CRICOS 072310A Intake January, May and September
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 Pearson Overall 65 Reading 58 Listening 58 Speaking 58 Writing 58 C1 Advanced 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 RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $21,750
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $24,250
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
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.
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)
Marketer / Marketing Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Manager, CEO, Product Manager, Project Manager, Team Leader, Innovation Manager
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
Indicative study plan
Core Courses You must complete all of the following 3-unit courses:
ACCTING 7100: Accounting for Managers
MANAGEMT 7086: Fundamentals of Leadership
MANAGEMT 7104: Marketing Management
Electives To satisfy the requirements for Electives, you must complete a course to the value of 3 units from other postgraduate courses offered by the University that are available to you.
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.
The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.
Last updated: Wednesday, 28 Oct 2020