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:
    9 months part-time
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  • Awarded by:
    University of Adelaide
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  • Career Outcomes:
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Course Rundown

Are you ready to take the business world by storm? Fulfill your potential as a leader and take your career to new heights with a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Adelaide.

This online Graduate Certificate is the first step on the path towards a much sought-after Master of Business Administration. It’s also an invaluable course in its own right, giving you the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to manage people and finance and lead business operations. Through four in-depth units, you’ll learn to understand and expand your leadership capacity; improve your financial literacy; evaluate and undertake marketing; and develop the entrepreneurial mindset needed for success in business.

This course is delivered entirely online, with interactive sessions, video seminars and continuous support throughout your studies. After just nine months of part-time study, you’ll graduate ready to pursue your next career opportunity, continue your studies in pursuit of a Master’s degree, or both! There’s never been a better time to study online, so why not enquire today?


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

  • A completed undergraduate bachelor degree (or equivalent) and a minimum of 2 years' relevant work experience; OR
  • No degree, completed GMAT with a score of >500 and a minimum of 2 years' relevant work experience; OR
  • No degree, with minimum five years’ relevant work experience; AND
  • All students must meet English language requirements.

In this business administration course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Leadership and Influencing
  • Accounting and Financial Management 
  • Marketing for Managers
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset

As South Australia’s leading university, part of the top 1% of universities worldwide, and one of Australia’s elite Group of Eight Universities, you can trust that when you study with the University of Adelaide, you’ll be one step ahead of the pack.

Study a postgraduate course online and enjoy a flexible learning experience that allows you to study while you work and at a pace that’s convenient for you. Go on, take the next step in your career and excel with a highly regarded course from the University of Adelaide.

Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone! When you log on and learn with the University of Adelaide, you’ll be supported every step of the way.

The University of Adelaide has developed Student Life Counselling Support and a University Crisis Line, especially for online students. They are confidential and a free service available to all enrolled students to help overcome issues impacting their life and study.

Where Will It Lead Me?

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

Graduates are prepared to pursue a variety of roles in the business sector, including leadership positions. Graduates may also continue their studies by articulating into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

The total fee for this course is $18,320 (or $4,580 per unit).

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Students can also pay fees upfront.

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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