Melbourne Business School Degree Programs Professional Certificate in Business Administration

Professional Certificate in Business Administration

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

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 Analytics is delivered in a hybrid format by our world-class faculty, providing flexibility to attend classes in person or online.

Designed for highly motivated and experienced professionals, it comprises of two subjects from your choice of focus area, equipping you with the technical skills to enhance your business performance. And if you choose, you can go further by studying a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma – or dive right into the Master of Business Analytics itself.

What You'll Study

*Disclaimer  Important – Program structure and course progression changes effective from July 2023

From Term 3 commencing in July 2023, the structure and course progression of our Professional Certificate in Business Administration is changing. Students commencing their studies in Term 3 will be enrolled into the new program structure.

Please refer to this program page for further updates, alternatively join an upcoming Information Session or Contact Us for more information.


Business Essentials

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.

Want to take a deeper dive?

Download the Part-time MBA brochure to find out more about studying our range of business administration programs.

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

In many instances I was able to apply my learnings from MBS the very next day! It has been exciting to try new approaches immediately in the real world.

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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 set up a video conference for an online face-to-face conversation. 

We can assist you with information on subjects and study materials, campus life, funding your course or any other areas you might be interested in. 

If you're interested in studying at Melbourne Business School, please join us for an online 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.


Program Fee

The 2023 program fee is $9,300.
Fees are paid in advance*.


FEE-HELP is available for eligible Australian citizens and 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


  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.


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:

January Intake
Application deadline: 18 November

April Intake
Application deadline: 3 March

July Intake
Application deadline: 19 May

September Intake
Application deadline: 11 August

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).

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 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.
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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Term 2 (April 2023)
Applications close 3 March 2023
Term 3 (July 2023)
Applications close 19 May 2023

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.

Part Time MBA Study Pathway Professional Certificate

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

Part Time MBA Study Pathway Professional Certificate

Take a deeper dive and develop a core business foundation while continuing to work, applying what you learn on the job.

Part Time MBA Study Pathway Graduate Diploma

Gain a complete business toolkit that will develop your understanding of how to deliver value across all areas of business.

Part Time MBA Study Pathway

Complete the Part-time MBA to unlock your full potential, transform the way you see business and maximise your career opportunities.

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