Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Obtain analytical, strategic and leadership skills.

OverviewIs It For You?

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.

Choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your needs as well as at one of our many locations including Newcastle City Precinct, UON Sydney, UON Singapore or study 100% online.

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.

Neville Sawyer Scholarship in Businesss and Law

This scholarship was established by Mr Neville Sawyer to encourage graduates of the Engineering, Science, and Information Technology fields to undertake formal postgraduate studies within the Faculty of Business and Law, strengthening the business skills and experience required for future Industry leaders.

The successful applicant will receive a tuition fee waiver for the 4 core courses (40 units) shared by the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration and Masters of Business Administration programs. For more information please visit the scholarships page.

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Program Intake
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  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
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Number of Courses
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Program Code

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International Student Program and Fee Summary
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Program Intake
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  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
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CRICOS

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Program Code

11372

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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.

Career Pathways

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.

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Applying to the University of Newcastle has never been easier! For most programs, you can complete an easy, online application form. Applying only takes around 10 minutes, and there is no fee for direct applications. You can upload all of your certified supporting documentation online. Below is an overview of what is required. You should prepare any required documentation before commencing the online application. If you have questions about the application process or the requirements for your program, please contact us. When you are ready, begin your application. 

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration program is available to applicants who can demonstrate between 1-5 years relevant experience, coupled with previous non-university studies.

The table below outlines the number of years experience required, depending on your previous educational qualifications.

Educational Qualification Number of years relevant industry experience
3 Year Diploma (in a related field of study) Zero
3 Year Diploma (in a non-related field of study) One
2 Year Diploma (in a related field of study) Two
2 Year Diploma (in a non-related field of study) Three
No previous educational qualifications Five
Bachelor Degree Zero

If you would like your professional qualifications and/or work experience to be considered, please provide certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

Applicants should also provide a statement detailing how your professional experience prepares you to undertake postgraduate study.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications for recognition of prior learning based on experience and professional development will be assessed by the program convenor. The information outlined above is indicative only.

If you do not have a University of Newcastle Student Identification number, or wish to include details of studies completed at another institution, you may also be required to submit the following:

Identification Documents

If you do not already have a University of Newcastle Student Number, you must provide 100 points of ID. You must supply either a copy of your passport, birth certificate or you citizenship certificate as part of your 100 points.

70 Points Passport
Birth Certificate (not extract)
Citizenship Certificate
40 Points Current Australian Drivers Licence
Student Identification card issued by an educational institution
Pension or Government Health Care Card or Public Service ID Card
Government Issued Licence (eg boat, pilot)
University staff photo identification card
35 Points Letter from a current employer * Must be on official company letterhead and contain both the employer and employee’s signatures and the name and address of the employee
25 Points Medicare card / Credit card
Financial institution cash card or passbook
Council rates notice
Electricity, gas or telephone bill
2 Tax assessment notice
Foreign Driver's Licence
Membership card (e.g. club, union, trade/professional body, library, video library)
Rental receipt or statement from landlord or real estate agent
Marriage certificate
Divorce decree
Name and address verified from electoral role
Deed Poll registered with the relevant authority

Citizenship and Visa Details

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Educational Qualifications

If you are applying for admission on the basis of studies completed at an institution other than the University of Newcastle, you will need to provide certified copies of official transcripts.

For each qualification that you list on your application, you must provide a certified copy of your transcript.

Overseas educational qualifications will be assessed for equivalence according to standards provided by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

Evidence of English Proficiency

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any University of Newcastle program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants should review the University of Newcastle English Proficiency Policy

Typically, applicants will provide certified copies of one of the following documents:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results.
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken overseas in an English Speaking country
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken in English in a non-English speaking country, and confirmation from institution that studies were conducted and examined solely in the English language.

If you are not able to provide these documents, please provide details of any employment undertaken in an English speaking environment. Your application will be reviewed and we contact you regarding your options for demonstrating English proficiency.

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Courses and Details

Program Code 11372
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
  • Newcastle (City Precinct)
  • Singapore
  • Sydney Elizabeth Street
CRICOS Code 022956K
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Combination of Online and Face to Face + Face to Face + Online
Program Plans

Description

The Business Administration programs are designed to provide students with a range of analytic, strategic and leadership skills which will prepare them for increasingly competitive careers in business management in the corporate and public sectors. These programs offers a grounding in fundamental business areas such as accounting, finance, organisational behaviour, economics, marketing and management. Analytic and problem solving skills are emphasised through an applied understanding of the theoretical framework within which today’s managers must operate, as well as the acquisition of practical skills in teamwork, writing, presentation and time-management. The ability to cope with rapid organisational and technological change is developed through and understanding of organisational behaviour, information systems and organisational change and development.

Admission Requirements

Entry into the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (40 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • 3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or
  • 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or
  • At least 5 years business experience.

Students will be required to successfully complete a Business Academic Skills Program (BASP) which will be of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate.

Only after the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and the business academic skills program will students be eligible to formally enrol in the Masters Program. They will, however, receive 40 units credit by virtue of the studies they will have already completed.  Therefore they will be required to do an additional 80 units to complete their Masters Degree.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

Requirements and Structure

The program requires completion of four courses (40 units)of core courses.

Course Information

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

Code Name Availability Units
GSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6002 Foundations of Business Analysis Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6004 Organisational Behaviour and Design Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6200 Accounting and Financial Management Trimester 1 - 2016 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2016 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2016 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.

International students will be supported by the University and NBS current support mechanisms. Students studying offshore will be supported by staff travelling overseas to approved locations to provide intensive face to face instruction.

Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

Domestic students with a disability or chronic illness will have their needs met by the NBS in liaison with the Student Support Unit. Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander students will draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Higher Education Centre, Umuliko. Students from rural and isolated areas and those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds will be supported through existing University and NBS support mechanisms.

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 ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

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