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Overview

Graduate Certificate of Business Research

Are you interested in studying a research based degree but are unsure where to begin or feel that you could benefit from refining your research capabilities before you start?

This program will provide you with a link between coursework focused programs and research programs. It can also be of interest to business professionals responsible for research projects within their organisation.

At the completion of this six month program, you will have the skills required to master research methods, successfully prepare literature reviews and research proposals. You will become analytical and reflective, preparing you for your future research studies.

The Graduate Certificate in Business Research, unlike most other programs, does not have a direct career link; instead it has a direct study link generally to gaining entry into a research higher degree program.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Graduate Certificate in Business Research at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Graduate Certificate in Business Research is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

Are you interested in studying a research based degree but are unsure where to begin or feel that you could benefit from refining your research capabilities before you start?

You will likely be interested in postgraduate research, but don’t have prior experience in conducting academic research. Focusing on research training including research methods and dissertation preparation, including literature review and research proposals, the Graduate Certificate in Business Research will provide you with the skills and knowledge to develop your analytical and critically self-reflective skills.

Graduate Certificate in Business Research will provide you with a link between coursework focused programs and research programs. It can also be of benefit to business professionals responsible for research projects within their organisation. It can assist with the administration, design and implementation of these projects.

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

Career Pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Business Research, unlike most other programs, does not have a direct career link; instead it has a direct study link generally to gain entry into a research based higher degree program e.g. Master of Philosophy or a PhD.

As a skill enhancing program you will develop necessary research knowledge and skills to prepare you to successfully complete your desired research based higher degree. It also gives both you and your potential supervisor the opportunity to comprehensively develop proposed research topics.

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

Specialisations

The Graduate Certificate in Business Research through the University of Newcastle has been appropriately designed to prepare you with the requisite knowledge and skills to successfully complete your future postgraduate research degree.

As a coursework program that focuses on research training, you will study the three key areas - research methods, literature review and research proposals.

Essentially preparing you to complete your own dissertation project, the study of research methods will prepare you to conduct qualitative research, teaching you to identify the most appropriate strategy, methods and design to complete the job.

You will be prepared with the skills and knowledge to develop a framework for your dissertation based on relevant literature. From the study of research proposals, you will be able to:

  • define research topics
  • determine the most effective and suitable research methodologies
  • develop appropriate research designs
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relevant theory and literature to support your project.

You will have access to state-of-the-art statistical software to apply established quantitative methods and gain experience in data analysis techniques.

At the completion of this six month program, you will have the skills required to master research methods, successfully prepare literature reviews and research proposals. You will become analytical and reflective, preparing you for your future research studies.

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

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