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Start date
February
July

Duration
0.5 year(s) full-time

Program Code
DCBB

Fees
2018: AUD$ 32,700 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)
2019: AUD$ 34,400 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.5]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

International Admission by Country
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CRICOS Code
081140F

Key features

  • Lay the groundwork for postgraduate study or take your career to the next level.
  • Learn from current, practical case studies and confidently apply your new skills to real-world business environments.
  • Be mentored by a senior business leader through the Executive Partners Program.
  • A direct pathway into a UniSA graduate diploma or master degree in business (excluding the MBA).
  • The University of South Australia’s Business School is in the top one per cent worldwide1 and awarded five stars in the QS Stars Business School Rankings 2017.

1 UniSA Business School is one of just nine institutions in the country and 169 globally to be accredited by EQUIS. There are a total pool of 16,585 business schools worldwide, AACSB, May 2017.

 

Snapshot

Snapshot

Ranked in the top one per cent worldwide1, our Business School offers the latest in contemporary business practice and theory.

You will study a set of core business courses and learn to think analytically, interpret business information, problem-solve, work collaboratively and make informed business decisions.

You will gain an excellent foundation in key business areas. These will give you the knowledge and skills to move forward with further postgraduate studies. Your learning will be supported by current, practical case studies – so you will be able to confidently apply your new skills to real-world business environments.

1 UniSA Business School is one of just nine institutions in the country and 169 globally to be accredited by EQUIS. There are a total pool of 16,585 business schools worldwide, AACSB, May 2017.

Why Graduate Certificate in Business

Why this Degree

UniSA is renowned nationally and internationally for excellence in business education. We develop our degrees in partnership with industry and connect with top professional bodies so our degrees remain relevant to today’s business environment.

In your studies you will gain knowledge of accounting, economics, marketing and management. You will learn to think analytically, interpret business information, problem-solve, work collaboratively, inform business decisions and communicate effectively. You will be taught by business experts, many of whom are also researchers, and you’ll study their findings in class. We also involve our Australian and international business partners in course planning – so you’ll work on industry projects that are relevant today.

If you have at least five years’ management experience but don’t hold an undergraduate degree, this Graduate Certificate in Business is the pathway into a UniSA graduate diploma or master degree. Once you complete this certificate, you will be eligible to apply for any of our master programs in business (excluding the MBA) and you’ll be eligible for four courses of credit.

Executive Partner Programme

Have you ever wanted to have career guidance from an experienced business mentor? As part of your studies, you can apply for our Executive Partner Programme. This is a unique opportunity for our postgraduate students to engage with highly successful industry executives to enhance their studies and career. Our Executive Partners are either active, semi-retired or recently retired business professionals who have a wealth of knowledge and want to help you achieve your goals.

What you'll learn

What you Learn

You will study four courses that will give you a broad-based foundation in business. They are:

  • Accounting for Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Economic Principles for Business
  • Global Business Environment

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • problem solving exercises
  • group or research assignments
  • projects
  • examinations

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Accounting for Management M ACCT 5011 4.5
Marketing Management MARK 5025 4.5
Economic Principles for Business ECON 5020 4.5 Note(s): 1
OR
Elective 4.5
Global Business Environment BUSS 5300 4.5

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Commerce with research interests in international macroeconomics and finance. I have a particular interest in Asian economies and emerging market economies. I am a deputy editor of the Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy, and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Emerging Markets Policy at the George Mason University in Virginia, USA.

Dr Tony Cavoli

Program Director

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Adelaide - City West campus

City West is in Adelaide’s most lively precinct, close to art galleries, music venues, cafés and restaurants. It has brand new learning spaces; modern lecture theatres; architecture workshops, contemporary art and design studios; and well-equipped student lounges. Explore City West >

Your study experience

As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.

Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

The Business School Hub is a convenient, central support service for Business School students, from first year through to graduation. The team provides expert advice on study options, elective choices and any academic difficulties. It also helps with referrals to support services across the University. The Business School Hub is there to facilitate your life at university, so you get the most out of your UniSA experience.

International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist. Support services include:

  • careers advice
  • help with student visas and health cover
  • personal counselling
  • academic counselling
  • fees and finance help
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA
  • accommodation services

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language.

When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

This degree is offered online. With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle. You can:

  • study online, including accessing videos and course resources
  • participate in virtual classrooms
  • submit your assignments and get feedback online
  • use forums and discussion boards for team work and communication

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Please note some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any requirements like this are detailed on individual course pages.

Student services

How to apply

How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.

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