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GC-BUSI

Business

Graduate certificate

Gain advanced knowledge of business theory and practice, in this MBA-preparation course.

This offering version is phasing out and no longer taking applications. You may be able to apply for a later version.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Business
  • Duration

    Duration

    6 months full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    100
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    074652G
Course outline
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In-person event, July 2024

Curtin MBA Information Evening

Take your first step towards our MBA by attending our next MBA Information Evening.

This event provides an overview of our internationally accredited program, including our range of flexible entry pathways, scholarships, specialisations and career opportunities.

Outline

Outline

This course serves as your entry pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA), but can also be taken as a challenging stand-alone course.

It offers you a foundation in economics, financial decision making and organisational behaviour.

You can customise your degree by selecting an optional unit, including on marketing, human resource strategies, leadership, and international oil and gas markets. Many of these units are tied to an MBA specialisation, which will help facilitate your transition to this course, should you wish to continue studying

What jobs can the Business course lead to?

Careers

  • Analyst
  • Business administration manager
  • Management consultant
  • Managing director
  • Project manager

Industries

  • Banking and finance
  • Consultancy
  • Education
  • Government
  • Health care
  • Not-for-profit
  • Private business
  • Public relations
  • Resources and renewables
  • Retail

What you'll learn

  • access and critique contemporary business theories, concepts and principles and be able to apply these to add value in a group of organisational environment
  • effectively communicate in a variety of modes to gather, advise or influence stakeholders for a desired outcome
  • formulate responsible management and leadership decisions that are evidence-based and supported by a critical evaluation of markets, human resources, and/ or accounting information.
  • critically review personal, professional, team and organisational practices for opportunities to innovate, or apply principles of ethics, sustainability or corporate social responsibility.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

For applicants without an undergraduate degree, a minimum of eight (8) years of professional work experience including five (5) years in a managerial capacity.

Or, a bachelor degree, plus at least a minimum of five (5) years of professional work experience including three (3) years in a managerial capacity.

You will be required to submit supplementary information with your application.

Note: All applicants will need to submit a copy of their CV/Resume highlighting prior work experience and roles that they have held.

Applicants will be assessed for English based on the supplementary documentation you supply, for further information contact the MBA.Programs email address.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Application Requirements

If you’re applying for the Graduate Certificate in Business (GC-BUSI) or Graduate Diploma in Business (GD-BUSI) course, please select the ‘How to Apply’ button for further instructions. You’ll also need to include an employer recommendation form and a referee report with your application. All applicants will need to submit a copy of their CV/resume highlighting prior work experience and roles that they have held.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

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  • Curtin course code: GC-BUSI
  • CRICOS code: 074652G
  • Last updated on: 25 May 2024

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