Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Program code

3047

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

0.5 year full-time
1 year part-time (online only)

Credit points

40

Indicative fee

$19,750.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Relevant work experience

    (more)

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

014030A

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Why choose this program?

This program is available to International students at South Bank (Trimester 1 intake only) or Gold Coast (Trimester 2 intake only) or Online.

This program enables managers with extensive relevant experience but without a prior undergraduate degree in a business discipline to advance their management thinking through four foundation courses as a stepping-stone to more advanced courses within the Master of Business Administration. Griffith's business administration programs are built on three core values that are crucial to doing business in the 21st century: responsible leadership, sustainable business practices and an Asia-Pacific focus.

Griffith University offers a number of study options for Business Administration. Find out more about our Business Administration programs.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3047 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (this program) Gold Coast, Online, South Bank Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
5158 Master of Business Administration Gold Coast, Online, South Bank Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is offered full-time at South Bank (Trimester 1 intake) and at the Gold Coast (Trimester 2 intake) through a combination of on-campus and online enrolment. The courses are available to students through a blended delivery format, combining online materials with on-campus presentations by academics and external speakers. You may choose to study courses online and at other campuses if or where the program structure or your student visa allows.

As a full-time student, you will generally attend 10-15 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester.

Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week, as well as in intensive mode (several full days in a row, often including at least some weekend class time). Sufficient classes will be scheduled in the evenings and in intensive mode to accommodate part-time students with employment or other responsibilities that limit weekday course engagement.

You will be classed as a part-time student if you are enrolled in less than 30 credit points per trimester.

Please note that an International student who is on a student visa is allowed to study a maximum of 25% of their program in online/distance mode after credit has been awarded and must be enrolled in at least one on-campus course in each compulsory trimester.

International students who cannot arrive in the country to begin studies by teaching week 1, must gain prior permission from the MBA Director to commence the program in that particular trimester.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

My career opportunities

You will be prepared for senior management positions in a wide range of industries and in all sectors. You will also have the skills needed to start your own business.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (3047)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 40cp
2020 Fee Band 39.5 $493.75 $19,750.00
2019 Fee Band 37.5 $468.75 $18,750.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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