Melbourne Business School Degree Programs Professional Certificate in Business Administration (online)

Professional Certificate in Business Administration (online)

Equip yourself with the essential personal skills and management tools for becoming a better business executive.

Next intake: Term 2 (April 2023)
10 weeks
Accelerate your career or change direction with a graduate business program that fits around you.

Accelerate your career or change direction with a graduate business program that fits around you.

Our Professional 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, 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 Certificate, Graduate Diploma – or jump straight into the MBA itself (subject to admissions criteria). 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 Professional Certificate in Business Administration (online) which is designed to fit into your schedule.

What You'll Study

Students will choose from a number of core subjects.

25 credit points total required to complete the program.

Business Essentials 1 (12.5)

Develop an essential foundation for becoming an effective business executive, including the skills for successfully completing more advanced subjects of the MBA program.

You will gain a clear understanding of the key areas needed to successfully manage a business, including leading and managing people, growing demand, managing operations, and managing financial sustainability.

Key Takeaways

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Lead Effectively

Apply essential techniques for effectively leading and managing teams.
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Enhance Organisational Performance

Critically analyse and optimise business models in the context of evolving environmental factors.
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Create Strategic Advantage

Use frameworks and tools to make informed strategic decisions for the future.

You can exit the program at this point with a Professional Certificate in Business Administration, or, if you choose, use the program as a pathway to progress into further study.

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Student Experience

People come to Melbourne Business School because they want to study with the best.

We attract some of the brightest academics from around the world, who teach in class sizes much smaller than their colleagues overseas and are accessible to you throughout your studies.

Our campus is just four tram stops from the centre of Melbourne and has vibrant communal areas with accommodation available nearby.

We offer opportunities for self-development via a wide range of electives, co-curricular activities, and host regular industry networking events.

Success Story

The Professional Certificate, it's a preview of what to expect in an MBA. It’s a 10-week course that included marketing, operations, managing people, financial accounting and finance. I think it was a really great program to give full-time professionals who want to understand more about business, or maybe if they want to do an MBA.

MAJOY CLEMENTE
Senior Account Manager, Datacom

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Meet With Us

Let us answer your questions face-to-face.

Let us answer your questions face-to-face.

The best way to find out more about studying at Melbourne Business School is to speak with us. We can meet with you one-on-one at our Carlton Campus, or schedule a video conference at a time that suits you.

We can assist you with information on subjects and study materials, campus life, funding your course as well as guide you through your application.

If you're interested in studying at Melbourne Business School, please join us for an information session or contact us to arrange a time that suits you.

Career Services

Recruitment Partners

By partnering with leading organisations, our Career Services can connect you to top-tier firms in Australia and around the world.

Individual coaching session at the hub

Our career coaches will help you develop your job-hunting skills, maximise your future opportunities and increase your chances of success.

Investment

Program Fee

The 2024 program fee is $9,760.


Fees are paid in advance*.


Fee-HELP

FEE-HELP is available for eligible Australian citizens and some permanent residents.


Company Sponsorship

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.


Other Costs

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.

How to Apply

Application Process

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  1. Commence an application to become familiar with the application process.
  2. Meet with us to find out more about the School and program.
  3. Complete and submit your application by the application closing date.

Offer

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.

Application Deadlines

Closing dates are as follows:

Term 1 Intake (January 2024)
Application deadline: closed.

Term 2 Intake (April 2024)
Early round closing date: closed.
Final Application deadline: closed.

Term 3 Intake (June 2024)
Early round closing date: 29 April 2024
Final Application deadline: 27 May 2024

Term 4 Intake (September 2024)
Early round closing date: 22 July 2024
Final Application deadline: 19 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.

Application Requirements

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

Entry Requirements

  • 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.

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Study Options

Upon completion of your Professional Certificate in Business Administration, go further with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma – or jump straight into the MBA itself, subject to admissions criteria.

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