Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
The Business Administration and Business programs are designed to provide students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors. These programs offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and management. Analytic and problem solving skills are emphasised through an applied understanding of the theoretical framework within which today's managers must operate, as well as the acquisition of practical skills in teamwork, writing, presentation and time-management. The ability to cope with rapid organisational and technological change is developed through and understanding of organisational behaviour, information systems and organisational change and development.
Programs Requirements & Structure
Program duration is 1 trimester full-time or part-time equivalent.
The program requires completion of four courses (40 units). Students are required to complete two of the core courses (20 units) listed and a further two courses (20 units) from either the remaining core courses or the directed courses. Directed courses may be undertaken from within one group or from across all areas.
The Newcastle Business School runs courses on a trimester system, i.e. three terms per year. Students may commence studies in January, May or September. Some directed courses in this program are held in the semester system, i.e. two terms per year.
Students completing the business administration programs have career opportunities such as Managerial positions in an extensive range of commercial and public sector organisations.
Applicants must have a recognised Diploma or a recognised Certificate and two years work experience; or ten years work experience; or successfully completed 20 units of postgraduate University of Newcastle studies and two years work experience.
International students will be supported by the University and NBS current support mechanisms. There will be a requirement for a minimum 6.5 IELTS result or equivalent. Students studying offshore will be supported by staff travelling overseas to approved locations to provide intensive face to face instruction.