Fees: $3,370 per subject
Become an effective leader with a global perspective
The way in which the world conducts business is changing. JCU Online’s Graduate Certificate of Business Administration is designed to help you manage uncertainty and leverage new opportunities in a globalised economy.
Covering key leadership concepts, this course will prepare you for the opportunities and challenges of global markets. It also provides the ideal pathway into the Global MBA degree.
100% online and flexible
Our courses are delivered 100% online, on any device. Maintain work, family and other commitments without the hassle of a fixed timetable.
We offer six study periods across the calendar year. This means you can enrol in up to six subjects and complete your online Graduate Certificate in less time. This innovative online structure lets you focus on a single subject at a time and complete your postgraduate qualification ahead of most other university programmes.
The opportunity to connect with academics and fellow students – regardless of location – means you’ll build a professional network without having to leave your home or office.
Completion of a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline and two (2) years business experience; or
Completion of an Honours degree in any discipline and two (2) years business experience; or
Four (4) years business experience in a managerial role* to the satisfaction of the Course Coordinator; or
Other qualifications or practical experience recognized by the Dean, College of Business Law and Governance as equivalent to the above.
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
*Applicants must have a minimum of four years full-time equivalent professional work experience in management, leadership or supervisory level in a business environment or be eligible for a member grade status of a relevant professional organization. Students will have demonstrable effective management experience relating to organizational behaviour, business, strategy, marketing, economics, communication and people management.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
The duration of your course is dependent on your previous education levels and your work. This could reduce the number of subjects you study to gain your Graduate Certificate. Call our Enrolment team to discuss your options on 1300 535 919.
What you will study
To complete the online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, you will study four subjects. These subjects also form part of the Global MBA, should you choose to continue towards a Master's degree.
Our Graduate Certificate of Business Administration Global will improve your skills in the following areas:
Global Perspective: Gain a deep understanding of the principles driving global markets.
Data-Informed Strategies: Learn the data analysis skills to identify opportunities in the data and develop new strategies.
Confident Leadership: Develop the knowledge and skills to lead organisations in an uncertain world.
The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is a ‘nested qualification’ within the Master of Business Administration (MBA). It forms part of the 12-subject MBA, along with the Graduate Diploma qualification level.
Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate, you can either exit the course or continue your studies towards the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, or towards the MBA.
Personalised support for your success
JCU Online’s 100% online Graduate Certificate of Business Administration Global is backed by our commitment to personally support and encourage you for the duration of your learning journey.
You will receive ongoing, personalised support from your own Success Advisor, who will be there when you need them for assistance, and who will work to keep you on track towards achieving your study goals.
What's more, JCU Online’s strong links with the industry and research sectors mean you’ll have the opportunity to expand your professional network and explore new career opportunities as you work towards the completion of your qualification. With regular opportunities to interact with peers and academic staff, learning online with JCU Online is always engaging.
After completing your Graduate Certificate of Business Administration Global, you will have the expertise and skills to thrive in positions such as:
Business Development Manager
Industry Specialist Manager
The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Survey conducted by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment found undergraduates employed full-time had a median annual salary of $59,500 in comparison with $112,700 earned by postgraduates in Business and Management.
Andrew Siu | Master of Business Administration Global
“Given my experience of working with other cultures, I was particularly drawn to the MBA Global and its focus on cultural intelligence and thinking globally about business rather than just the country you reside in. I feel more empowered to be able to curate effective data-driven strategies that drive business innovation that aligns with organisational objectives.
I am certain that without my MBA Global I would not have been fortunate enough to be appointed as CEO of YourHealth+.