GC047 - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

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Plan: GC047OSP6 - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
Campus: RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


Program details
Objectives 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: 6 months full time
Location: RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus
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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Objectives of the program

The RMIT University Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is an exit point from the MBA for students who have completed the equivalent of one semester of full time study. Graduates will be able to manage the operational needs of an organisation by effectively understanding processes for the financing, production and marketing of goods and/or services. The program structure will provide learning experiences for you to acquire and apply the critical knowledge of management theories and concepts across core business disciplines. The program emphasises practicalities and skills to address real work issues in contemporary business settings.

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Articulation and pathways

Applicants who have completed postgraduate business or management studies or have partially completed an MBA at another institution (with entry criteria similar to the RMIT MBA) may be accepted with some credits or exemptions being granted toward the RMIT University MBA.  Credits and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT University’s Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy.

Each intake of students will proceed through the program as a cohort.  Each cohort will commence the program with a course that sets the global contexts of business.

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Entrance requirements

An Australian Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in a recognized discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.   Preference given to students with a Credit Average.

International Students
English Language:-

  • IELTS – 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Paper based – 580+ (TWE 4.5+)
  • TOEFL Computer based - 237+ (TWE4.5+)
  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) – Advanced level 2


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External accreditation and industry links

Depending on courses undertaken and experience, graduates may be eligible for associate or full membership of a number of professional bodies.  These include:
Australian Human Resources Institute   (www.ahri.com.au)
Australian Institute of Management   (www.aim.com.au)
Australian Institute of Training and Development   (www.aitd.com.au)
Industrial Relations Society  (www.irsa.asn.au)

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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

Resources available from the Library
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University Vietnam you may access the services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. Resources include collections of books, periodicals and other course related materials.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at RIUV: http://library.rmit.edu.vn/
You may also access many of the extensive collections of electronic resources and services provided from the RMIT University Library in Melbourne. Resources include e-books, electronic journals and newspapers and product data. 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.
For more information on library resources and services from Melbourne go to http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

All courses have a well-developed range of indicative texts, references and selected academic journals detailed in the course information document.

Online learning tools and content:

As a student enrolled in this program you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the learning management system for the Vietnam campus: https://blackboard.rmit.edu.vn/webapps/login/

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT International University Vietnam provides the following resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services available:

  • transition to tertiary student learning
  • study skills, academic skills including academic literacy, writing for academic purposes, research, exam preparation and much more
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health and personal matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in community engagement, arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.
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