Apply for Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals

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Business Fundamentals

Graduate certificate

Gain a foundation in business areas including business project management, business analytics, and the intersection between business and STEM.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals
  • Duration


    6 months full-time
  • Credit




  • Location


    Curtin Perth,  Curtin Mauritius,  Curtin Singapore
Course outline

Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

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Semester 1, 2024

1 May 2023

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Semester 2, 2024

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4 July 2024

Semester 1, 2025

1 May 2024

6 February 2025

Semester 2, 2025

7 April 2025

3 July 2025

Course outline



The Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals equips graduates with fundamental business skills and knowledge that transcend discipline boundaries.

You will acquire knowledge in data management and security, business analytics, business project management and transformative technologies that impact on business and society.

To further your knowledge of a specific area, you will have the flexibility to select one optional discipline unit in human resources, information systems, marketing or finance.

Throughout the course, you will enhance your skills in critical thinking and creativity, and build your awareness of new business ideas and the application of business concepts as you collaborate with peers from a variety of discipline perspectives.

The graduate certificate can be completed as a standalone qualification or provide a pathway to the Master of Human Resources, Master of Finance, Master of Marketing or Master of Information Systems and Technology.

What jobs can the Business Fundamentals course lead to?


  • Business administration manager
  • Employment relations advisor
  • Financial consultant
  • Project manager


  • Banking and finance
  • Consultancy
  • Education
  • Resources and renewables
  • Retail

What you'll learn

  • apply business knowledge and frameworks to respond to challenges in ambiguous business environments, GC1, GC6
  • demonstrate responsible judgement in local and global business settings with consideration of ethical and sustainable ways, GC4, GC5
  • source and critically evaluate multiple sources of information to create robust and creative solutions for business, GC2, GC3
  • apply knowledge and skills to communicate professionally to diverse audiences, GC3, GC5
  • demonstrate professional and academic integrity when working within a team and independently, GC3

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.

Applicants require a bachelor degree in any discipline, or at least 5 years relevant work experience. Applicants must also meet Curtin’s English language proficiency requirements.

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

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2024 Fee year:




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).

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For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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Semester 1
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Semester 2
  • On campus


Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus


Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

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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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  • Curtin course code: GC-BUSFU
  • CRICOS code: 102810F
  • Last updated on: 15 April 2024

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