Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Program code

3328

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 teaching periods

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)

Commencing in

Teaching periods 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Why choose this program?

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 including our fully flexible program. Find out more about our Business Administration programs.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3328 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (this program) Online Teaching periods 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
5670 Master of Business Administration Online Teaching periods 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
4197 Graduate Diploma of Business Administration Online Exit point only

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

Attendance information

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is offered online. You will be able to access course materials, participate in learning activities, lodge assessment items and access support services via Learning@Griffith. There is no requirement for on-campus attendance and access to a reliable computer with internet connection is essential.

This program comprises four courses to be completed in one year. The program is taught over six teaching periods throughout the year and students can begin in any teaching period. Each course is taught over a six week period. Students will complete one course in each teaching period.

This program is not available to international students studying in Australia on a student visa.

My career opportunities

Studying the Graduate Certificate program at Griffith University will provide insight into the skills and knowledge required for senior management positions in a wide range of industries and in all sectors.

The Griffith Graduate Certificate in Business Administration has taken online education to a new level to meet the fast-changing needs of a modern, global student community. This program is designed for you to study online, but you can choose our fully flexible option which allows you to alternate between online and face-to-face modes of attendance to meet your individual needs.

Career Development

The opportunity to boost your career does not end when you graduate from your Graduate Certificate in Business Administration. All students are invited to sign up as a member of the Griffith MBA for Life program providing access to networking opportunities, events and current business trends. We also invite Graduate Certificate students to join the Griffith MBA for Life LinkedIn group to allow networking with other students and industry.

Pathways to further study

Graduates of this program can apply for entry to the Master of Business Administration (5670).

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 (3328)

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.

Further information