The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will prepare you for an advanced career in management in an extensive range of business areas. Throughout the program, you will improve your foundation skills in managerial decision making, understand effective organisational structures, study human behaviour and learn to expertly manage people.
The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is the first step for professionals aiming to expand their career opportunities. The program’s content focuses on high level management capabilities which are transferrable to organisations of all sizes in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors, arming you with the high-level skills and "know-how" to succeed in management roles.
Choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your needs as well as at one of our many locations including Newcastle City Precinct, UON Sydney, UON Singapore or study 100% online.
In particular, individuals who need the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere - with the University’s advanced online learning system you will have the flexibility to balance your work, life and study.
Neville Sawyer Scholarship in Businesss and Law
This scholarship was established by Mr Neville Sawyer to encourage graduates of the Engineering, Science, and Information Technology fields to undertake formal postgraduate studies within the Faculty of Business and Law, strengthening the business skills and experience required for future Industry leaders.
The successful applicant will receive a tuition fee waiver for the 4 core courses (40 units) shared by the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration and Masters of Business Administration programs.
Is it for you?
Are you searching for a challenge to achieve a point of difference and give your career the edge? Business professionals are finding it increasingly competitive to leverage their careers to the next level. Achieving a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will demonstrate your ability and dedication, and increase your employability in professional management positions.
The program has a strategically derived focus on business management capabilities via an integrated online learning platform. It will leverage your career potential at a time and place that suits the demands of your life.
It focuses on developing a higher understanding of and applicable skills in managerial decision making, organisational behaviour, finance, business analysis and strategic and international management. This postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success or can provide you with the know how to get your business off the ground.
Upon graduation you will have a comprehensive understanding and ability to apply the fundamental areas of business. This is key to business success in both the public and private sectors.
The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is an internationally recognised qualification known for its ability to increase your professional capacity making you highly employable. With your enhanced leadership capabilities, business management focus and chosen specialisation you will have a new found awareness of company culture, people, management and leadership, leading you to improved opportunities.
The theory and applicable business and management principles you have acquired through the program will equip you for diverse real-world business situations. This knowledge will increase your business value and provide you with the skills to fast-track you to leadership, increase your salary potential and advance your career.
The program’s content focuses on high level management capabilities which are transferrable to organisations of all sizes in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors, arming you with the high-level skills and "know-how" to succeed in management roles.
With a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration you can leverage your existing experience with enhanced skills to gain control of your future. Whether your goal is to boost your current career, change career paths or start your own business, you will have the advanced skills and knowledge to achieve with a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.
Entry into the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (40 units) will be available for applicants who have:
- 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or
- 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or
- 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or
- 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or
- 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or
- At least 5 years business experience.
Students will be required to successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.
Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the business academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters Program. They will, however, receive 40 units credit by virtue of the studies they will have already completed. Therefore they will be required to do an additional 80 units to complete their Masters Degree.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438
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