Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (online)
Develop a core business foundation while continuing to work, applying what you learn on the job.
Accelerate your career or change direction with a graduate business program that fits around you.
Our Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is designed for aspiring leaders who want to make a difference without putting their life on hold.
Comprising of Business Essentials, our foundational business program, and two core subjects from our MBA program, you’ll develop a core business foundation while continuing to work, applying what you learn on the job. And if you choose, you can go further by studying a Graduate Diploma – or jump straight into the MBA itself.
If you’re stuck getting to class, you can take part virtually alongside those attending in person. It's the most flexible way to study a graduate business program, while learning new skills that can be applied immediately at work.
Learn about the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (online) which is designed to fit into your schedule.
I had flexibility for home and class, which I used for extra research and that gave me a better handle on the content.
Associate, McKinsey & Company
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The 2023 program fee is $18,600
The 2024 program fee is $19,520
Fees are paid per subject, per term in advance*.
FEE-HELP is available for eligible Australian citizens and some permanent residents.
Many students share the cost of studying with their employer. Melbourne Business School is happy to provide a business case to share with your employer about the benefits of studying a Part-time MBA to the organisation. Please contact us for more information.
Approximately $120 per subject is a reasonable amount to budget for textbooks and other study-related expenses.
*Fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted to take into account cost increases. The School guarantees that fees will not increase by more than 10 per cent from year to year.
- Commence an application to become familiar with the application process.
- Meet with us to find out more about the School and program.
- Complete and submit your application by the application closing date.
The Selection Committee will make the final decision on each applicant, usually within four weeks. All applicants will be notified of the outcome via email.
Closing dates are as follows:
January 2024 Intake
Application deadline: 20 November 2023
April 2024 Intake
Application deadline: 4 March 2024
July 2024 Intake
Application deadline: 20 May 2024
September 2024 Intake
Application deadline: 12 August 2024
The deadline for all applications is 11.59pm AEST.
Late applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice.
For a successful application, you will need:
- An up-to-date CV, showing a minimum of two (2) years’ of professional work experience.
- A copy of your undergraduate academic transcript and any postgraduate transcripts, if relevant.
- A passport or verified document showing current citizenship / residency status.
- An excellent command of English (copy of IELTS or TOEFL score*, where required) if you are a non-native speaker.
- Personal statements relating to your goals and how you can contribute to the program (not required for the Professional Certificate or Graduate Certificate).
- The names and contact details of two (confidential) professional referees (not required for the Professional Certificate or Graduate Certificate).
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
You are also welcome to supply additional information that you believe will strengthen your application. The School may also request additional information to assist the admission decision.
This program is only open to domestic students (Australian/NZ citizens, Australian PR visa holders or any Australian visas without study restrictions).
It is a university requirement that applicants provide evidence that they meet the published entry requirements. Uncertified documentation does not provide this evidence; however we accept uncertified documents for the purpose of selection, and reserve the right to request your original certified documentation at any time.
*For IELTS, you will need a minimum score of 7.0 overall, with no individual score less than 6.5.
For TOEFL iBT, you will need a minimum score of 102, with a written score minimum of 24 and no individual score lower than 21.
PTE Overall score minimum of 65, with writing skills of minimum 65 and no other communicative skill below 50
- Two years of work experience
- An undergraduate Degree or six years of work experience
- English proficiency
For more information, visit our application FAQ's page.
Equip yourself with the essential personal skills and management tools for becoming a better business executive.
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