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Graduate Certificate in International Business

Degree Type Graduate Certificate

Duration 6 months full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3GC057

CRICOS 085747J

This program is no longer offered - please see Master of International Management

Pre-experience and early career professionals, the Graduate Certificate in International Business provides an understanding of the key concepts of international business with a global perspective, a particular focus the Asian context.

Students will acquire relevant analytical skills to examine the forces that shape changing international business environments and operations, at both the macroeconomic and company levels.
  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3GC057
    Intake January, May and September
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent with at least a credit average.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GC057

    International applicants

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 085747J
    Intake February and July
    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 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Minimum Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor Degree or equivalent with a credit average.
    How to Apply
    This program is no longer offered
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $14,000 for 6 months

    International applicants

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    Tuition fee International student place: $20,000 for 6 months


    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

    The University's business programs have been awarded a five year international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 

    AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than 5% of the world's business schools.

    This means the University of Adelaide's Business Degrees are recognised internationally for their high quality and successful graduates.

    Potential careers

    Advertising Officer, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Data Analyst, Business Management, Consultant, Hospitality, International Government and Trade Policy Adviser, Lecturer, Manager / Business Management, Marketer / Marketing Manager, Marketing - Agriculture, Food & Wine, Market Researcher, Producer, Tutor

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure
    Students complete four core courses in International Business.

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Example Study Plan

    To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in International Business, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of not less than 12 units:

    Indicative Study Plan

    Core courses: COMMGMT 7006: People and Organisations 
    ACCTING 7025: Accounting Essentials for Decision Makers
    INTBUS 7500: Fundamentals of International Business
    Electives courses to the value of
    three units from the following:
    INTBUS 7016: Managing Multinational Corporations 
    INTBUS 7504: Services Internationalisation
    INTBUS 7503: International Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    MARKETNG 7024: Developing Global Markets
    COMMERCE 7034: Knowledge Management and Measurement
    COMMGMT 7012: Corporate Governance and Globalisation

    Economics and International Trade
    ECON 7058: Development Economics
    ECON 7052: East Asian Economics
    ECON 7044: International Finance
    ECON 7072: International Trade
    ECON 7036: International Trade & Investment Policy
    TRADE 5000: International Trade Negotiations and Agreements
    TRADE 7004: Principles of International Trade and Development
    TRADE 7005: Agriculture and Food in International Trade
    TRADE 5001: International Trade: Strategies and Opportunities
    TRADE 7007: MNCs, Trade and Sustainable Development
    TRADE 7008: Services, Trade and Developing World Labour Markets
    TRADE 7009: International Aid Trade

    LAW 7111: Principles of Australian Law
    LAW 7085: Contractual Relations
    LAW 7070: International Trade Law
    LAW 7009: International Trade Transactions & the Law
    LAW 7121: Corporations in the Global Age
    LAW 7150: European Business Law
    LAW 7059: European Union Law
    LAW 7061: Globalisation and the Legal Regulation of Work
    LAW 7065: International Commercial Arbitration
    LAW 7076: International Economic Law
    LAW 7068: International Energy Law
    LAW 7040: International Environmental Law
    LAW 7066: Private International Law
    COMMLAW 7011: Corporate Law

    Global Food and Agricultural Business
    AGRIBUS 7055WT: Global Food and Agricultural Markets
    AGRIBUS 7054WT: Global Food and Agricultural Policy Analysis
    AGRIBUS 7057WT: Trends and Issues in the World Food System
    AGRIBUS 7056WT: Management and Performance of Global Food Chains

    Finance and Accounting
    ACCTING 7019: Accounting Concepts and Methods
    COMMERCE 7033: Qualitative Methods
    CORPFIN 7005: Principles of Finance
    CORPFIN 7021: Corporate Investment and Strategy
    CORPFIN 7039: Equity Valuation and Analysis
    CORPFIN 7015: Asian Capital Markets

    This program is designed to meet the needs of busy professionals. Study is available in flexible delivery modes including out of work hours and intensive modes.


    Course assessments can involve a variety of tasks including group assignments and exams.
  • Further Information

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

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Last updated: Tuesday, 31 Oct 2017


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