Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

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  • Qualification:
    Postgraduate, Graduate Certificate
  • Study mode:
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    8 months part-time
  • Start date:
    6 intakes a year, enquire now!
  • Awarded by:
    Griffith University
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
    Managing Director | Program Manager | Team Leader | Consultant |

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Course Rundown

Formally recognise your business experience and springboard into an MBA with this accelerated online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Griffith University.

This degree consists of the first four courses from Griffith University’s accelerated online Master of Business Administration, which establishes a strong foundation for the next step in your career. It’s built on core values that are crucial to modern business practice – responsible leadership, sustainable business practices and global orientation – teaching both management thinking and a greater understanding of the complex modern business world.

You’ll graduate with a strong understanding of what’s required for businesses to succeed in the global modern economy, and how to understand and maximise your resources. You’ll build your personal skillset and make a greater contribution to your work – in a degree that takes less than a year of part-time study.

This flexible, 100% online degree draws on audio, visual and interactive learning tools, to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience. With practical assignments and opportunities for group collaboration, you’ll build relevant skills and make connections that set you up for business success.


To be eligible to study this degree, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • A minimum of six years’ full-time work experience, which includes four years of relevant work experience and two years in a role requiring leadership skills (leadership can include direct management or supervisory experience and/or managing and driving change in an organisational or project-specific setting).

English language requirements apply to international applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English.

In this business administration degree, the courses you will study are:

  • Sustainability: Adaptive thinking
  • People
  • Marketing
  • Accounting: Integrated reporting

Considered a pioneer in tertiary education since starting in 1975, Griffith University has since become one of Australia’s leading online education providers, and have ranked in the top 3% of universities from around the world.

Since entering the realm of online education over 20 years ago, the globally recognised institution has reinvented the way thousands of students learn with their online courses. Griffith University offers more than just an education and are passionate about innovation and new ways of thinking. The accelerated online Business Administration courses will challenge you to understand what business is really about and how you can personally make a difference in the 21st Century.

Griffith University offers each accelerated online student a dedicated advisor who will support you throughout your entire educational journey. Your advisor will be available for guidance or to respond to any queries via email, Skype or telephone. As a Griffith University accelerated online student, you'll also be able to access services including career development, counselling and disability support.

Meet loads of like-minded students via Griffith's interactive digital learning community, and receive technical assistance whenever you need it with 24/7 support.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Griffith University.

With the practical skills developed in this course, you’ll be able to seek employment in a range of leadership and management roles across a variety of industries. You may choose to seek employment as a team leader, strategic leader, people manager or senior manager in both the public and private sectors.

This qualification offers a seamless transition into the Master of Business Administration if you choose to undertake further study. With a GPA of 4.5 or above, you’ll qualify for admission to Griffith University accelerated online dynamic MBA program.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through FEE-HELP.

FEE-HELPYou 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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $46,620 (2020-21 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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