Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

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Overview

The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will prepare you for an advanced career in management in an extensive range of business areas. Throughout the program, you will improve your foundation skills in managerial decision making, understand effective organisational structures, study human behaviour and learn to expertly manage people.

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is the first step for professionals aiming to expand their career opportunities. The program’s content focuses on high level management capabilities which are transferrable to organisations of all sizes in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors, arming you with the high-level skills and "know-how" to succeed in management roles.

In particular, individuals who need the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere - with the University’s advanced online learning system you will have the flexibility to balance your work, life and study.

Explore this page and find out if this graduate program is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

Are you searching for a challenge to achieve a point of difference and give your career the edge? Business professionals are finding it increasingly competitive to leverage their careers to the next level. Achieving a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will demonstrate your ability and dedication, and increase your employability in professional management positions.

The program has a strategically derived focus on business management capabilities via an integrated online learning platform. It will leverage your career potential at a time and place that suits the demands of your life.

It focuses on developing a higher understanding of and applicable skills in managerial decision making, organisational behaviour, finance, business analysis and strategic and international management. This postgraduate qualification can be the key to your future career success or can provide you with the know how to get your business off the ground.

Upon graduation you will have a comprehensive understanding and ability to apply the fundamental areas of business. This is key to business success in both the public and private sectors.

To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'study' tab.

Study

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration through the University of Newcastle offers a strategically developed program that will challenge your approach to leadership, enhance your ability to think and act analytically as well as master your strategic capabilities.

Today, businesses require employees to be flexible with the ability to adapt to and implement organisational and technological change. They require enhanced problem solving skills for seamless business integration. Through a solid understanding of managerial decision making, the ability to master a cohesive and creative line of thinking when approaching challenges, and the aptitude to manage human behaviour within organisations, you will be ready to make your mark at the pointy end of the business.

Depending on your career needs, you can choose two of the following courses:

  • Foundation of Business Analysis
  • Globalisation
  • Marketing Management and Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Accounting and Financial Management.

You will learn to understand and apply well-established theoretical management frameworks and practical business skills which are transferable to all areas of business - including the ability to work effectively in a team, write, present and manage your time.

To find out more about where the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration can lead you, visit the 'careers' tab.

Careers

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is an internationally recognised qualification known for its ability to increase your professional capacity making you highly employable. With your enhanced leadership capabilities, business management focus and chosen specialisation you will have a new found awareness of company culture, people, management and leadership, leading you to improved opportunities.

The theory and applicable business and management principles you have acquired through the program will equip you for diverse real-world business situations. This knowledge will increase your business value and provide you with the skills to fast-track you to leadership, increase your salary potential and advance your career.

The program’s content focuses on high level management capabilities which are transferrable to organisations of all sizes in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors, arming you with the high-level skills and "know-how" to succeed in management roles.

With a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration you can leverage your existing experience with enhanced skills to gain control of your future. Whether your goal is to boost your current career, change career paths or start your own business, you will have the advanced skills and knowledge to achieve with a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, visit the ‘details’ tab.

 

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