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Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive)

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    4 units

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    RMIT University

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What you'll learn

About this course

This online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive) course, is the perfect launch pad for managers looking to expand their knowledge of global markets and step into more senior executive roles. Delivered by RMIT University, in partnership with Open Universities Australia, the postgraduate program of study will bolster your understanding of global markets and further develop important leadership skills that are a must-have for the modern business executive.

The course will train you to consider accounting in light of business decisions, implement strategic marketing practices to achieve business goals, and will show you how to design and manage complex initiatives for the global business environment. You'll finish this degree with a far more nuanced understanding of business administration - a body of knowledge that will help you pave the way for greater career success.


To be eligible for this course, applicants must:

  • Have completed a bachelor degree or equivalent with a grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 out of 4.0; OR
  • Have 3+ years of experience in a managerial role

Areas of study

  • Business in a global context (requires on-campus attendance)
  • Accounting for business decisions
  • Marketing
  • Leading people and organisations
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive) from RMIT University.

This postgraduate degree in business administration will equip you with the business acumen and logistical skills to design and manage complex initiatives across a range of business environments. Possessing such strategic vision and the ability to oversee change is highly valued in today's uncertain marketplace - making this course an ideal pathway to greater career success. Completion of this course will also enable you to further articulate your qualifications, and go onto complete the Master of Business Administration (Executive).

Curious about where a career in business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Office Administrator
  • Receptionist
  • Project Administrator
  • Executive Personal Assistant
  • Secretary
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Accounts Supervisor
  • Assistant Manager
  • Project Assistant

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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