GC129 - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive)

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Plan: GC129 - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive)
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 (Executive)
Award abbreviation: GradCertBA(Exec)
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: 084999G

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Purpose of the Program

Leadership infused with Business Design Thinking: Empowering aspiring professionals to lead change with innovation.

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive) is a stand-alone award that offers a pathway for further learning leading to the Master of Business Administration (Executive), or can be an early exit point for those enrolled in the Master of Business Administration (Executive). 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 (Executive) develops forward thinking leaders underpinned by contemporary business knowledge, practice and research. The program is infused with principles of business design, enabling you to create, innovate, lead and manage complex initiatives within uncertain globally connected environments.

Business leadership grounded in design means that as a graduate, you will understand the importance of analysing the architecture of business problems and the value that prototyping, creativity and synthesis bring to the creation of sustainable solutions that are end user driven. You will be equipped with the skills to effectively drive innovation and change so as to create ongoing value for your organisation and the communities it serves. The program uses an adult and facilitated learning approach to delivery, and authentic assessment. Learning activities and experiences are a combination of issue-based seminars, case study analyses, simulation, exploration of readings and research, and facilitated discussions.  Assessment tasks will require you to integrate relevant academic theory with contemporary practice, and apply this within authentic,  workplace settings.

This program is available for on-campus study.

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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

Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent or higher level qualification in any discipline with a GPA of  2.0 (out of 4.0); or

Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent or higher level qualification in any discipline and a GMAT overall minimum score of 600.

Work Experience Requirement

Minimum 3 years experience in a management role with supervisory responsibilities.

Alternate Entry

Significant work experience (8-10 years) with at least 5 years in a management role with supervisory responsibilities.

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

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 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.

All MBA(Exec) courses have a well-developed range of learning materials, including PowerPoint slides, indicative texts and academic journal references detailed in the course information documents.

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 www.rmit.edu.au/students

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