University of Technology Sydney

C11008v9 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GradCertBusAdmin)
CRICOS code: 018156K
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration provides foundation skills used in the general management of a business enterprise for either non-graduates who have extensive business experience or those looking to gain more of a business understanding.

Course aims

General management skills are developed to provide expertise in strategic thinking, critical analysis, developing and implementing business plans, decision-making under uncertainty, understanding organisational dynamics, effective communication and promoting change.

Career options

Career options include management-level positions in industry or government.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to develop creative solutions that address strategic business issues
2.1 Communicate business information effectively to various stakeholders to achieve desired business outcomes
2.2 Interact and collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders to work effectively to achieve desired business outcomes
3.1 Apply principles of ethics, sustainability, social responsibility, and Indigenous values, to decision-making in business
4.1 Demonstrate skills in professional business practice by analysing complex information and concepts to support business decisions in local and international contexts

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

All applicants who do not meet the academic requirement may still be considered on the basis of:

  • a minimum of at least four years full time, or equivalent, relevant post-secondary work experience.

The relevant work experience must be demonstrated through a C.V. and a Statement of Service, confirming the dates of employment and the position held within the organisation.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The course may be completed in half a year of full-time or one year of part-time study.

Course structure

The course comprises four of the core MBA subjects, totalling 24 credit points.

Course completion requirements

21880 Leading People and Change 6cp
24834 Marketing Decision Making 6cp
23709 Economics for Management 6cp
22800 Understanding Accounting and Financial Reports 6cp
Total 24cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (C06009), and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) (C04018). Students who complete the graduate certificate at credit level or above may apply directly for admission into the MBA program.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
email business@uts.edu.au
Business (Postgraduate)