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Business Futures

Graduate certificate

Partner with Curtin to co-design a degree that is customised to meet the strategic direction of your organisation and the development needs of your senior employees.

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Business Futures
  • Duration
    6 months full-time
  • Credit
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Semester 1, 2023

15 August 2022

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Semester 2, 2023

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14 July 2023

Trimester 1, 2023

5 September 2022

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Trimester 2, 2023

16 January 2023

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Why study Business Futures at Curtin?

Accelerated learning

This course can be completed in a single semester or trimester.

Top 1 %

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

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.



The Graduate Certificate in Business Futures is a highly flexible learning qualification that will help to upskill high-performing senior leaders and prepare them for uncertain business futures. With a range of learning experiences to choose from or create, this degree enables organisations to tailor their employees’ education to meet the demands of your business today and tomorrow.

The initial three units can be chosen or adapted directly from various Curtin offerings. This includes from our Master of Business Administration or a combination of our Executive Education programs. All students complete a capstone experience, which will position them to draw on the tools, frameworks and theories that have been covered in their chosen units or Executive Education programs, to design and implement a project that will transform their organisational work group, department or sector.

Throughout the course, students will learn how to develop innovative ideas and strategies to prepare for future changes, apply and maintain diverse perspectives in the workplace to stimulate business growth, and source and prepare data to help make more informed business decisions.

The Graduate Certificate in Business Futures can be used to pathway into further postgraduate studies if desired. Options to use existing accredited programs can be added as a credit towards this qualification and can be discussed as part of the initial co-design meeting.

Note: Unlike most of our degrees, the Graduate Certificate in Business Futures is not available for individual enrolment – but rather through organisations choosing to partner with Curtin and enrolling their employees in the degree.

What you'll learn

  • have a thorough foundation of contemporary business theories, concepts and principles and be able to apply these in a group or organisational environment.
  • create and critically evaluate innovative ideas and strategies within ambiguous and uncertain business environments (which includes business, government and not-for-profit).
  • access, evaluate and synthesise diverse information for intelligent business application.
  • effectively communicate in a manner appropriate to their audience and their desired outcomes.
  • recognise and apply international perspectives within the business environment
  • appropriately manage and value diversity within a business setting
  • apply professional skills - team work, leadership and ethical behaviour
  • select and use appropriate technologies and recognise their advantages and limitations
  • possess and be able to utilise life-long learning strategies; maintain currency in professional practice

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.



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

2023 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).

Important fee information

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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
Trimester 1
  • On campus
Trimester 2
  • 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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