The Curtin Graduate Certificate in Business will provide you with a solid foundation in economics, financial decision making, leadership and organisational behaviour.
This course is relevant for managers at all levels (emerging through to middle/senior levels) who want to formalise their business knowledge and may not have a university qualification, or who have an undergraduate degree in a non-business area.
After completing the four units of the graduate certificate you may choose to exit or pause your business studies or complete the additional eight units required to gain your Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Benefits of studying Curtin's Graduate Certificate in Business
Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school through accreditation by EQUIS, AACSB International and an EFMD Accredited MBA.
You can complete your Graduate Certificate in just two trimesters (about 6 months), studying full-time or part-time.
After gaining your Graduate Certificate, you need only complete a further eight units to achieve a Curtin MBA.
Your face-to-face study is at Curtin’s Graduate School of Business, in the heart of the Perth CBD.
Study on-campus (evenings or block teaching), online or a mix of both.
Start your course at a time of the year that’s best for you: either January, May or August.
What jobs can the Business lead to?
Business administration manager
Banking and finance
Resources and renewables
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.
Why study Business
Pathway to MBA
After your Grad Cert, you need only complete eight units to gain a Curtin MBA.
Study in Perth's CBD
Face-to-face study is at Curtin’s Graduate School of Business, in the heart of the Perth CBD.
Complete this course in only two trimesters (about eight months).
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What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.
There are two pathways into the Graduate Certificate in Business – one for applicants with an undergraduate degree and one for those without an undergraduate degree. Applicants with an undergraduate degree will be required to demonstrate two (2) years of relevant work experience. Applicants without an undergraduate degree will have three (3) to five (5) years of relevant work experience and will be asked to meet the English language proficiency requirements for this course.
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Overall band score
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.
Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.
Frequently asked questions
There are 3 different categories of acceptance due dates:
For countries listed here (Country List), acceptance due date is 7 weeks before course start date, as stated on your Offer Letter. If you have a GTE Finance or GTE Interview condition on your offer, you must submit the GTE documentation 2 weeks before the acceptance closing date.
For all other countries which are not listed in the list, the acceptance due date is 3 weeks before the course start date.
If you are currently in Australia on a valid visa, the acceptance closing date is 1 week before the course start date.
Curtin has a duty of care to ensure all international students have sufficient time to have their student visa issued and to arrive in Perth in time for the Orientation Week and the start of classes. The timeframes stipulated above allows Curtin to process your completed documents and for the Department of Home Affairs to issue your student visa in time. For more information on visa processing times, please refer to the Visa Processing Times on the Department of Home Affairs website.
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