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Swinburne University of Technology

  • 23% international / 77% domestic

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

  • Graduate Certificate

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Course Code
GC-BUSADM4, 097340M
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Aug
Domestic Fees
$14,800 per year / $14,800 total
International Fees
$18,480 per year

About this course

The Graduate Certificate of Business Administration is designed for students who are looking to build skills as a business manager. The course covers a range of topics relating to aspects of business management and the development of core capabilities required to lead effectively in a rapidly changing business environment. The course provides management skills to allow graduates to undertake management and leadership roles effectively.

The Graduate Certificate of Business Administration forms the first stage in a nested suite of programs consisting of:
^ Students are unable to enrol directly into the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration but it is available as an exit award.

Students can only take out one masters award from a nested suite.

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Career pathways

The Swinburne graduate attributes signify that Swinburne intends that its teaching programs assist all its graduates to be:
  • capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas and an ability to engage in critical enquiry
  • entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community
  • effective and ethical in work, community situations and reasoning skills
  • adaptable and able to manage change
  • aware of local and international environments in which they will be contributing (e.g. socio-cultural, economic, natural).

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Business Administration, students must complete 50 credit points comprising of four core units of study. Maximum Academic CreditThe maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration is 25 credit points (normally two units)

Credit for prior study or work

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit.