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Start date
February
August

Duration
0.5 year(s) full-time

Program Code
DCGT

Fees
2020: AUD$ 35,900 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
098291G

Degree overview

  • Learn about the latest business trends and how to manage emerging issues.
  • Explore current, practical case studies and confidently apply your new skills to real-world business environments.
  • Use this qualification to continue your studies through a range of UniSA master's degrees (excluding MBA).
  • Connect with a senior business leader through our Executive Partners Program.
  • Benefit from flexible study options and learn full-time, part-time, on campus, online or in mixed mode.
  • Study a curriculum informed by above world-class research in Management1.
  • UniSA is No.1 in SA for postgraduate employment outcomes in Business and Management2.
  • The University of South Australia Business School is in the top one per cent worldwide3 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2019.

12018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). 2QILT: Graduate Outcomes Survey Course Experience Questionnaire 2016-18 – Full-time Employment Indicator. Public SA-founded universities only.  3UniSA Business School is one of just ten institutions in Australia and 187 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, October 2019.  

Snapshot

Snapshot

Develop critical problem solving, research and management skills needed to succeed as a professional manager in today’s workplace.

The Graduate Certificate in Management will provide you with the opportunity to work on project plans for existing organisations and simulate real world business meetings on key management issues facing organisations in the modern business environment.

This qualification can enable admission into select UniSA Business School masters degrees.

What you'll learn

What you Learn

You will study a total of four courses – one course about people, leadership and performance; one elective and a choice of two courses from the below:

  • Managing change
  • Negotiation
  • Workplace learning and development
  • Global supply chain management
  • Integrated logistics management
  • Sport, tourism and events
  • Festivals and events

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
People, Leadership and Performance BUSS 5114 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Plus two courses from below
Managing Change BUSS 5065 4.5
Negotiation BUSS 5355 4.5
Workplace Learning and Development BUSS 5069 4.5
Global Supply Chain Management BUSS 5326 4.5
Integrated Logistics Management BUSS 5325 4.5
Sport, Tourism and Events BUSS 5358 4.5
Festival and Event Management TOUR 5002 4.5

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 (independent study). 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

This degree combines theoretical and hands-on learning. You can expect your assessment tasks to differ widely – these may include:

  • case studies and reports
  • essays and assignments
  • examinations
  • an industry-relevant project
  • an oral or online presentation
  • a journal or a portfolio
  • a work placement

Why Graduate Certificate in Management

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.

This graduate certificate will enable you to learn from the only university in South Australia to have all its Business and Management research rated above world–class1. You will develop skills in fundamental business areas such as resource management and managing change, which are vital for modern managers to thrive in today’s workplace.

This graduate certificate will provide you with the knowledge and skills to gain a solid foundation in management, and enable entry into select UniSA Business School masters degrees. It is suitable for those who don't hold a prior business qualification but have substantial work experience, or a non-business undergraduate degree.

An enriching student experience

Our program delivery and extra-curricular opportunities are designed to suit your lifestyle, preferred way of learning and career interests. You can benefit from Summer and Winter School intensive courses, mentoring and networking opportunities with industry, and leadership skill development. You can also explore accelerated learning pathways and seek program support from our Business Student Hub.

12018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

Real-world connections

In addition to learning from teachers with professional experience and research expertise as part of your degree, we offer opportunities for you to connect with experts beyond your studies.

Our links to UniSA’s research facilities ensure your learning is connected to the latest technologies, theories and applications of knowledge. Our teachers are leaders in their field and you could be learning from globally recognised research groups such as the Ehrenberg Bass Institute for Marketing Science.

We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Executive Partners Program

Extend your network and career by connecting with a senior business professional as part of our Executive Partners Program.

This is a unique opportunity for you to engage with a highly successful industry executive to enhance your studies and career. Our Executive Partners are active, semi-retired or recently retired professionals who have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you achieve your career goals.

Career outcomes

Your career

Due to the flexibility in this degree, there are many career paths our graduates aspire to – you could consider careers such as a:

  • Business analyst: interpreting data and reporting on it; making recommendations based on research findings; applying qualitative and quantitative techniques to interpret data
  • Business development manager: working with business and advising on business plans; advising on investment, finance and marketing strategies; analysing domestic and global economic factors on business; advising businesses on growth opportunities
  • General manager: planning and directing the operations of companies or public and private sector organisations; duties can include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources
  • Management consultant: offering strategic and objective advisory services to help organisations to improve productivity and performance; advising in areas such as change management, financial performance, restructuring and human resources
  • Project manager/lead: ensuring projects are delivered on time and according to project plans; managing project team resources; scheduling, preparation and resource forecasting; managing vendors and suppliers; managing budgets

Industry facts

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Employment for business administration managers in Australia is projected to increase by 18,200 (12.3 per cent) by November 20201.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015.

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Employment for management and organisation analysts in Australia is projected to increase by 13,800 (20.8 per cent) by November 20201.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015.

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.

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 scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

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. You will also have access to a range of community clinics, which provide professional and cost effective services in areas of health, law and psychology. 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 Student 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 Student 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. In most courses, 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 may include a personal learning environment with 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

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.

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

Your program director

Prior to joining UniSA, I have had more than 20 years’ experience in business as a professional architect managing the design and project management of large and complex building projects. At UniSA I am responsible for the design, management and delivery of a number of postgraduate courses in the Business School. My area of research interest is in strategic knowledge management to support organisational sustainability in times of change and disruptions.

Dr Saras Sastrowardoyo

Program Director

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