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GC-BUSI

Business

Graduate certificate

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

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Business
  • Duration
    6 months full-time
  • Credit
    100
  • CRICOS
    074652G
  • Location
    Perth City,  Curtin Singapore
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Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

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Trimester 3, 2022

1 January 2022

Applications now closed!

Trimester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

5 January 2023

Trimester 2, 2023

Applications now open!

4 May 2023

Trimester 3, 2023

4 May 2023

31 August 2023

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Trimester 3, 2022

23 May 2022

Applications now closed!

Trimester 1, 2023

Applications now open!

5 January 2023

Trimester 2, 2023

16 January 2023

4 May 2023

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Why study Business at Curtin?

Accelerated learning

You’ll get to complete this course in two trimesters if you study full-time.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Outline

Outline

Interested in pursuing a Master of Business Administration? Join one of our upcoming MBA Information Evenings and find out how studying an MBA could advance your career.

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 Graduate Certificate in Business 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 & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Domestic $15,888*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2022

Trimester 3
  • On campus
  • Online

2023

Trimester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Trimester 2
  • On campus
  • Online
Trimester 3
  • On campus
  • Online

2024

Trimester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Trimester 2
  • On campus
  • Online
Trimester 3
  • On campus
  • Online

2025

Trimester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Trimester 2
  • On campus
  • Online
Trimester 3
  • On campus
  • Online
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2022

Trimester 3
  • On campus

2023

Trimester 1
  • On campus
Trimester 2
  • On campus

2024

Trimester 1
  • On campus
Trimester 2
  • On campus
Trimester 3
  • On campus

2025

Trimester 1
  • On campus
Trimester 2
  • On campus
Trimester 3
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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