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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Graduate Certificate in Business

Hone your business skills, build specialist knowledge and accelerate your career to become a future business leader, ready to succeed in any field.

Our game changing 8 unit master’s program over six-months (or part-time equivalent) is ideal if you aspire to a management role and want to grow your business acumen with specialist knowledge in an industry-relevant discipline. You'll find that each field of study will equip you with the required knowledge to jump-start or advance your career in your chosen profession, or provide a pathway to higher degree.

At the Business School, you'll study the most up-to-date and relevant theory and have the chance to apply what you've learned through internships and industry projects, thanks to our well-established links with the business world.

You'll also discover why UQ has an outstanding reputation in research, well above the world standard, and how we believe in business that creates sustained and positive change. Our unique Community Engagement Program (CEP) allows you to build on and apply your skills working on community sector projects that benefit not-for-profit and charity organisations.

Program highlights

  • Study at a business school renowned for cutting-edge research, outstanding academic staff, an impressive depth of educational programs and close association with leading global organisations.
  • Learn from the most innovative business educators in Australia, who are at the forefront of academic knowledge and will challenge your thinking.
  • Receive comprehensive training in business fundamentals, including analysis and decision-making, accounting and finance, and professional communication.
  • Develop specialised understanding of business both in Australia and internationally by completing at least one hands-on field of study.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Creative director
  • Digital marketing manager
  • Campaign manager
  • Media planner
  • Change manager
  • Human resource adviser
  • Business analyst
  • Purchasing officer
  • Startup founder
  • Business development manager

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Prerequisites
Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale; OR post-secondary study and at least five years full-time work experience as approved by the Executive Dean; OR seven years full-time work experience as approved by the Executive Dean.