Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Business

Take the next step in your management career with the Graduate Certificate in Business—a complete stand-alone degree, or your pathway to an MBA.
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Hackett Entrance No 4 Carpark No 9 or 41 off Hackett Drive The University of Western Australia (M252) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

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(+61 8) 6488 4999

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Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Business is designed to equip experienced professionals with the knowledge and skills to take the next step in their management careers. Graduates are employed in senior positions across a wide range of industries.
The Graduate Certificate in Business is designed to equip experienced professionals with the knowledge and skills to take the next step in their management careers. Graduates are employed in senior positions across a wide range of industries.
94%
UWA Graduate employment rate
93%
UWA Graduate Certificate in Business student satisfaction rate

Further Study

Graduate Certificate in Business graduates can choose to articulate into the MBA Flexible, counting the four units completed in the Graduate Certificate towards the 12-unit MBA.
Graduate Certificate in Business graduates can choose to articulate into the MBA Flexible, counting the four units completed in the Graduate Certificate towards the 12-unit MBA.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Industry partner discount

This course is eligible for an industry partner discount, giving industry professionals a 10% tuition fee discount to support postgraduate study at UWA.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
and
(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
(2) significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.
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Application requirements

Applicants should submit their application online with the following documentation. High-quality colour scans of original documents are to be uploaded into the application portal prior to assessment.

  • Original proof of citizenship (one of the following):
    • passport (and visa if necessary)
    • birth certificate
    • Australian Citizenship certificate
    • Original academic transcripts (unless previously from UWA)
  • Proof of English language competency
  • A personal statement
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) outlining your professional work experience
  • Two referee names and contact details

Note: Hard-copy original transcripts and degree certificates from previous studies may be requested at any time as part of the process of verifying the authenticity of any documents provided with an applicationRead more here about uploading scanned documents.

If you need assistance with the application process, please contact our Future Students Team.

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Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA.
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English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
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How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

The Graduate Certificate in Business comprises postgraduate courses in economics, marketing, organisation behaviour and accounting.

About the course

This course will equip you with knowledge in the principal areas of business. The full-time, part-time or online course consists of four units, covering topics in accounting, economic management, marketing and organisational behaviour. It can also serve as an entry pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Flexible.
Graduate Certificate in Business

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Trimester 1, 2, 3, 2020 [Delivered online for Tri 1 and 2]
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per week per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 41210
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Graduate Certificate in Business
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Trimester 1, 2, 3, 2020 [Delivered online for Tri 1 and 2]
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per week per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 41210
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 4-8 months
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Business

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Application deadline

For Trimester 1 2021 entry, applications close on 3 January, 2021.

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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study the Graduate Certificate in Business fully online as well as part time with a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

STUDY YOUR WAY

Why study this course?

  1. Improve your career prospects as a candidate for managerial and senior decision-making roles within organisations.
  2. Develop key skills of relevance to managing your own business.
  3. Gain entry to the UWA MBA Flexible program through completing the Graduate Certificate in Business.
 

UWA MBA graduates earn  highest salaries nationally

Graduates of the UWA MBA program earn the highest salaries in Australia, almost $200,000 per annum after completing their course, at an average age of 34 (QS Top Universities Global MBA Rankings for 2021).

Industry partner discount

This course is eligible for an industry partner discount, giving industry professionals a 10% tuition fee discount to support postgraduate study at UWA.

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Resources industry professionals with a background in mining/metals and oil/gas can undertake the specially-designed Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management to advance their career, typically from technical roles towards general management positions.

You'll learn to

  • understand the foundations of business practice, through study of Organisational Behaviour, Accounting, Economics and Marketing Principles.
  • apply the latest management thinking in your own workplace.
  • understand organisational culture, strategy and performance.
 

Practical learning

Guest lecturers from Perth organisations present practical business cases into the program, specifically within the Marketing Principles unit.

While studying, you will have the opportunity to take part in professional development seminars and workshops, and networking events with the UWA Business School’s leading corporate partners.

What to look for when choosing an MBA program

MBA students in class at UWA

 

If you’re considering undertaking an MBA or MBA pathway graduate certificate, it’s important to weigh up your options carefully before deciding which program to join.

Pathway to the MBA

This Graduate Certificate is a pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Flexible program.

Graduates who meet the Weighted Average Mark requirements can articulate into the MBA. Points completed for the Graduate Certificate will be fully credited towards the MBA.

Accreditation

    

The UWA Business School is accredited through both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These are the leading business school accreditations in Europe and North America respectively, meaning that your business degree will be recognised by employers around the world.