Graduate Certificate of Business Research


Program Code 12190
Graduate Level Postgraduate
  • Online
CRICOS Code 065593K
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This program is currently under review and may not have an intake of new students in 2015.

The goal of the Graduate Certificate of Business Research is to increase the research skills of students who may wish to pursue further research study such as a MPhil or PhD.

The University of Newcastle Graduate Certificate is a coursework program that focuses on research training. The program includes 20 units of research methods, and 20 units of dissertation preparation which includes literature review and research proposal. The program will develop in graduates analytical and critically self-reflective skills.

Career Opportunities

This program is not designed to provide commercial career opportunities as it is a skills enhancing program.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit

Admission Requirements

A recognised Bachelors degree or a coursework Masters degree.

International Students

International students will be supported by the University and Newcastle Business School’s current support mechanisms. There will be a requirement for a minimum 6.5 IELTS result or equivalent.

Special Needs

Students will a disability or chronic illness will have their needs met by the NBS in liaison with the Student Support Unit. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Higher Education Centre, Umuliko.

Additional Information

The Graduate Certificate of Business Research is designed for students without the necessary research skills to undertake a postgraduate research degree. The program will also allow a point of exit for students of the DBA program who are unable to complete their dissertation.

Requirements and Structure

The Graduate Certificate program is offered over one semester of full-time study. The program requires completion of four (40 units) research training courses including two research methods courses, literature review (10 units) and research proposal (10 units).

Course Information

Code Name Availability Units
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
GSBR6201 Research Methods 1 Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBR6202 Research Methods II Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
GSBR6203 Literature Review Trimester 2 - 2015 (GradSchool) 10 units
GSBR6204 Research Proposal Trimester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units