The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Leadership) is designed for entrepreneurs and busy emerging leaders and is closely aligned with the industry capabilities expected of graduates. Students will study four core units focusing on human relations, culture, leadership, communication, innovation, disruption, and marketing. You will develop the capacity to resolve problems, create innovative solutions, and generate potential entrepreneurial business. Contemporary competencies in theory and business practice are developed through problem and activity based learning drawing on your professional expertise, understanding, and context. You will be able to reflect on and engage with current issues in your organisation as authentic tasks.
The course comprises four core units (for a total of 24 Credit Points), which is the equivalent of one term of full time study. You can enrol, study and undertake assessment at times that suit you. Our Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Leadership) is 'hyperflexible', meaning it is not bound by term dates or submission deadlines. You have up to three years to complete the course, and will be able to progress at your own pace, supported by staff and students who are encouraged to connect via a community of learning model.
If you are seeking to reinvigorate your career, a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is for you. A Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is widely regarded as the degree of choice for inclusion into an astute business professional’s job portfolio. A Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Leadership) from a quality university like CQUniversity Australia (CQUni) will greatly increase your chances of being elevated to the ‘C’ Executive suite. A Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Leadership) at CQUni offers you an affordable, fresh, and compelling graduate educational experience. This contemporary course graduate business education is delivered 100% fully online, and is specifically intended for ambitious, busy and aspiring leaders. Units based on essential business functions are included, such as; accounting/ finance, marketing, human resources, operations and research methods relevant to business analysis and strategy. A considerable amount of time and energy in the course is devoted to solving problems, creating innovative solutions, and generating entrepreneurial business.
Contemporary competencies are developed by problem and activity-based learning. Primarily, learning is directed to identifying and solving business problems and creating new opportunities. Essentially, this Graduate Certificate in Business Administration provides what is required to become an internationally astute business leader. This course is closely aligned with the industry capabilities expected of graduates. Within this course adaptive technology is used to improve the learning experience by streamlining the delivery and application of knowledge.
|Duration||3 years maximum|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||24|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||GradCertBusAdmin(Lead)|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Certificate|
Indicative Year - 2023
Indicative Year - 2022
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold one of the following:
*Relevant business or managerial experience includes a working knowledge of how a business operates, for example, budgeting, staffing, project management, financial reporting, process management, or human resources.
Professional experience must be shown in a letter of employment which is presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain position title, duties performed and length of service.
English Language Proficiency Requirements:
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
- A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
- Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
Completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.
Each student will be assessed individually.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas|
|4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts|
|6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters|
|10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|14. Course content drawn from higher education units|
|Number of units: 4||Total credit points: 24|
The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Leadership) consists of 4 units worth 6 Credit Points each. All 4 units are compulsory. There are no optional or elective subjects.
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Leadership) course structure
|Phase||#||Unit Code||Unit Name|
|Phase 1 - Graduate Certificate||1||BUSN20023||People, Leadership & Culture|
Disruption, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
|3||BUSN20024||Communication for Leadership Success|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|BUSN20023||People, Leadership and Culture|
|BUSN20022||Disruption, Innovation and Entrepreneurship|
|BUSN20024||Communication for Leadership Success|