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Graduate Certificate in Business

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:

    Online

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    8 months part-time

  • Start date:

    6 start dates each year – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Southern Cross University

  • Career Outcomes:

    Office Administrator | Human Resources Officer | Management Consultant | Secretary | View all

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About this course

Designed to give you an understanding of the key aspects of business operations, the Graduate Certificate in Business incorporates four units of study.

These units cover accounting for managers, marketing, organisational behaviour, and economics and quantitative analysis. With these fundamentals under your belt, you'll be able to take the next step in your career or transition into a variety of roles within the industry.

Southern Cross University (SCU) offers this course for online study, allowing you to work around your existing commitments and create a flexible schedule that works for you.

Your pathway to an MBA

If you decide to continue your studies, and enrol in SCU's Graduate Diploma in Business or Master of Business Administration, you'll receive advanced standing for the units you have completed.

How to Get In

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

  • Demonstrated professional standing - either a bachelor's degree (or a similar qualification) from a university, or other experience equivalent to a degree; AND
  • Be proficient in English

Areas of study

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

  • Accounting for managers
  • Marketing
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Economics and quantitative analysis
SCU Online Established to meet the needs of busy working professionals seeking to advance their careers with a postgraduate qualification, SCU Online puts flexibility and convenience first. All qualifications are accredited through Southern Cross University, so you’ll earn your degree from one of the top 500 universities in the world (2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings). To cater to a variety of learning styles, SCU Online employs a diverse range of contemporary teaching methods and online content, including educational videos, collaborative discussion boards and interactive tutorials. With experienced teaching staff committed to delivering engaging learning experiences, students are empowered to succeed. SCU Online’s course range extends across industries such as business, accounting, healthcare, engineering and IT management.
SCU Online is 100% online, so you can easily access your course materials anywhere, anytime. With a strong focus on accessibility and flexibility, SCU Online is one of the few Australian universities with an accelerated learning program made up of six 7-week study periods. This means that you can tailor your study load and timetable according to your personal commitments. All courses feature an extensive repository of resources including, video, academic readings, textbooks, case studies, interactive discussion boards and dynamic tutorials. And, a dedicated Student Success Advisor is on hand to guide you every step of the way, offering valuable advice and tips to help all students achieve their study goals.

Where Will It Lead Me?

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

While job opportunities will vary from industry to industry, a Graduate Certificate in Business is an attractive qualification to prospective employers.

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

  • Office Administrator
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Secretary
  • Marketing Officer
  • Business Coordinator

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all, or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay-as-you-go for each unit.

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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