GC047 - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

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Plan: GC047KP19 - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
Campus: RMIT Online

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
Award abbreviation: GradCertBA
Total credit points: 48
Career: PGRD
Duration: 0.5 years full-time or part time equivalent
Location: RMIT Online
Owning school: Graduate School of Business and Law (660H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/gradbuslaw
ASCED code: 080301
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration  is a stand-alone award that offers a pathway for further learning leading to the Master of Business Administration, or can be an early exit point for those enrolled in the Master of Business Administration. The program aims to broaden knowledge and skills for students entering with a qualification in an unrelated discipline, while students from a related discipline will deepen their existing knowledge and skills. 

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration provides recent graduates with the opportunity to acquire contemporary business knowledge and skills to take up leadership roles with private, public and non-for-profit organisations. This program will provide you with specialised knowledge and skills to manage the operational needs of organisations by interpreting and negotiating processes for the financing, production and marketing of goods and/or services, and contributing to strategic management. You will be provided with various opportunities to employ business design thinking to provide innovative solutions to contemporary business problems.

This program provides learning experiences to apply management theories and concepts across core business operations. You will be involved in a variety of face-to-face and online learning activities, which include lectures,  simulations and other experiential activities, including seminars, individual and team presentations, preparing business reports and preparing and presenting business consulting projects. The program also provides podcasts, video and discussion forums that are accessed online through the learning management system.

This program emphasises practicalities and skills to address real work issues in contemporary business settings. The program is a pathway to success in business for recent graduates with only a few years of working experience.

This program is delivered on-line.

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Articulation and pathways

Credit will be assessed consistently with the RMIT University credit policy and process.

 

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Entrance requirements

Academic Entrance requirements
Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent or higher level qualification in any discipline with a GPA of 1.0 (out of 4.0)

or

Australian Bachelor Degree or equivalent or higher level qualification in any discipline and GMAT overall minimum score of 550.

Alternate Entry
No prior academic qualifications but a minimum of 5 years full-time (FTE) work experience is required.

Applicants will be required to submit a CV.

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants
All non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent.

 

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External accreditation and industry links

This program is not accredited by professional bodies. However, some professional bodies may offer qualification recognition post-graduation on a case by case basis. Students and/or graduates should contact the professional body of interest directly to seek advice on recognition of their qualification.

The table below lists the professional bodies who may offer membership to students and/or graduates as a career enabler which could include opportunities for networking and access to discipline specific resources. Application for membership is the student/graduate's responsibility.

 

Students may be eligible for membership category: Affiliate, Member or Associate Fellow [depending on relevant work experience]
Graduates may be eligible for membership category: Affiliate, Member or Associate Fellow [depending on relevant work experience]

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.

Guiding the development of the College of Business, both nationally and internationally, is an Industry Advisory Board of high-profile executives. The Program Advisory Committee also provides feedback on the currency of our programs, the changing needs of Industry and has input into the design of new programs.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in an RMIT University program you can access many of the extensive collections of electronic resources and services provided from RMIT University Library. Resources include e-books, e- journals and newspapers and product data. Your RMIT student number will allow you to access all online resources through RMIT University Library.

Library subject guides and web based tutorials will support your learning. Electronic resources and the online Ask a Librarian reference service are accessible on and off campus 24 hours per day.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/borrowing/

 

Online learning tools and content

Log in to myRMIT https://my.rmit.edu.au/portal/ and select the myStudies tab to access study resources for your program.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. For further information see www.rmit.edu.au

Keypath provides its students services in administration and support, including counselling and financial assistance. For further information see https://keypathedu.com.au/

 

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