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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Graduate Certificate in Business Research Methods

  • Graduate Certificate

Deepen your understanding of core Business research methods and techniques that will equip you with the knowledge for further study and greater professional opportunities.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
0.5 year full-time
Course Code
5649, 066278B
Intake Months
International Fees
$21,136 per year / $21,136 total

About this course

Advanced research skills are highly valued in both academia and the commercial world, and the Business School is at the forefront of teaching business research methods.

For your half year full-time (or part-time equivalent) Graduate Certificate in Business Research Methods, you can choose from a comprehensive range of elective courses that cover topics such as economics-based research in financial accounting, corporate finance theory, empirical methods in finance and capital markets research, and advanced marketing theory and research.

You'll also work among internationally recognised leaders who are finding solutions to some of the world's most pressing business issues. Under their experienced guidance, you'll learn the qualitative and quantitative research skills and scientific methods required to conduct your own research project or complete a thesis, for which you'll define a research question, establish a methodology, undertake a literature review and draw conclusions.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

Program highlights
  • Gain the comprehensive training required to better understand and analyse issues relevant to a range of business-related fields.
  • Undertake courses that encompass areas such as qualitative, quantitative and scientific methods, social science traditions and problem-based learning.
  • Prepare yourself for PhD or Master of Philosophy, or any number of outstanding career possibilities in areas of business research.

1 in Queensland for business and management studies

QS World University Rankings 2020

2 in Australia for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Business development manager
  • Market research consultant
  • Tracking specialist
  • Workforce planning director
  • Quantitative consultant
  • Market intelligence account manager
  • Social and commercial research consultant
  • Insight analyst