Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

James Cook University JCU

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration aims to provide students with advanced knowledge, understanding and analytical skills for managing business. Students gain an understanding of the key themes that confront all managers and organisations. Study areas include accounting, business law, economics, finance, information technology, marketing, human resource management, strategy and leadership, and statistics.

Course Fee:


International: $16,360

Entry Requirements:

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in any discipline; or a minimum of 5 years business experience; or equivalent.

Structure:

12 credit points. As part of the course students must also complete an appropriate Business Academic Skills Program; or demonstrate equivalent business academic skills to the satisfaction of the Course Coordinator, Dean of Campus, or Dean of College of Business, Law and Governance.

Subjects you can Study:

Business administration.

Study Pathways:

The certificate acts as an independent award and can articulate to the MBA program.

Further information:

For more information: https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses-and-study.

Who for:

Graduates seeking a shorter course in Business Administration or for those who wish to progress to a Master of Business Administration

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Townsville No info Yes Full time 0.5 year
Townsville No info Yes Part time 1 year
Brisbane No info Yes Full time 0.5 year

Study for life

JCU’s commitment to providing you with the skills needed to be job-ready is consistently rewarded with a five-star rating for ‘full-time graduate employment’ (The Good Universities Guide 2018). JCU graduates are also leading the way in employer satisfaction, receiving the highest rating in a national report (QILT 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey).

University study areas

  • Arts (Social Sciences)
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Dentistry
  • Diploma of Higher Education
  • Education 
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Practice
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medicine
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Planning
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Science
  • Social Work
  • Speech Pathology
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Veterinary Science

Flexible learning options

You can choose an on-campus university lifestyle, study online and externally, or combine the two options. Within your degree, you also have the flexibility to enrol in a major from one discipline while broadening your knowledge by taking electives from other JCU disciplines. 

As part of your degree, you may also have the exciting opportunity to study overseas with one of JCU's many partner universities.

Campus locations

JCU is a multi-campus institution with our main campuses in the tropical cities of Cairns, Singapore and Townsville. A Russo Higher Education-run campus in Brisbane offers courses for international students and we have study centres in Mount Isa, Thursday Island and Mackay.

Progressive facilities

Huge investments in university infrastructure ensure you enjoy modern facilities, including: 

  • Technologically advanced lecture theatres that support teaching and learning 
  • A dental clinic
  • A variety of vet and dry laboratories 
  • Speech and language clinic
  • Exercise physiology and movement analysis labs
  • Veterinary hospital
  • Modern libraries
  • Computer labs 
  • Recording studio
  • Lighting studio
  • Art galleries
  • Accommodation halls of residence.

Field work at amazing locations

JCU’s access to the most spectacular and diverse natural laboratories in the world offer advantages to you that cannot be overstated. Field site environments for research on coral reefs, tropical rainforests, coastal wetlands, woodland savannahs and the arid outback are all available in

our backyard. The university has field research stations available for field trips, study and research, including: 

  • JCU Fletcherview Research Station
  • JCU Orpheus Island Research Station
  • JCU Veterinary Teaching Resource Centre (Malanda)
  • JCU Daintree Rainforest Observatory.

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