GC047 - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

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Plan: GC047P6 - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
Campus: City Campus


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: Melbourne City campus
Owning school: Graduate School of Business and Law (660H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/gradbuslaw
ASCED code: 080301
CRICOS code: 084997K

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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 or emerging managers with the opportunity to acquire contemporary business knowledge and skills necessary to take up leadership roles in an increasingly complex and uncertain world. This program imbues knowledge and skills which will enable graduates to manage organisations and make decisions in an unpredictable business environment. You will be provided with various opportunities to employ business design thinking to provide innovative solutions to contemporary business problems.


This program provides a range of learning experiences which will allow you to apply management theories and concepts across a range of contemporary organisational contexts. Students are involved in a variety of learning activities, which include lectures, role plays and other experiential activities, including seminars, discussions, individual and team presentations, team activities, preparing business reports and preparing and presenting business consulting projects.

This program emphasises practicalities and the development of skills to address real world issues in contemporary business settings. The program offers a pathway to success in business for recent graduates with limited working experience, and emerging managers.


This program is delivered on campus.

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Articulation and pathways

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


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Entrance requirements

Academic Entrance requirements

An Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent or higher level qualification in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0)


An Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent or higher level qualification in any discipline and a 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 


English Language Requirements:

For information on English Language 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.

Professional Body Membership and Opportunities

Institute of Managers and Leaders [IML]


  • Students may be eligible for membership category: Affiliate, Member or Associate Fellow [depending on experience]
  • Graduates may be eligible for membership category: Affiliate, Member or Associate Fellow [depending on 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 and Law, 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 a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.

All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers.  Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web-based tutorials, or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

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


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.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

transition to tertiary study and learning
study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
career development and employment
living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-students 

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