Graduate Certificate in Business Studies

Murdoch University

The Graduate Certificate in Business Studies offers international students a pathway to postgraduate study at Murdoch University. Designed for international students who don't meet direct entry requirements, pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Business Studies provides international students with an opportunity to gain direct entry into a range of postgraduate courses. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Studies, you will qualify for entry into Murdoch's Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced), Master of Business Administration (Global) or other Master courses with permission from the academic chair. You will have 12 points of advanced standing towards your chosen degree. The Graduate Certificate in Business Studies offers an advanced understanding of contemporary business practices that will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to critically analyse complex business decisions within a global context. In addition to developing fundamental literacy and numeracy skills, you'll explore a range of both personal and interpersonal skills that will help lay the foundations for success as a postgraduate student. This course is only available to international students.

Entry Requirements:

This course is available to students with non-Australian Higher Education Qualifications assessed at less than AQF Level 7 with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or equivalent. English competency is also required.


Course Structure - 12 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Academic Business Skills for Postgraduates; Communication Skills for Postgraduate Study; Business Finance; Accounting for Managers

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Murdoch No info No Full time 0.5 year

Why study with us

Murdoch provides everything you would expect from a world-class university, including leading academics, world-changing research, excellent facilities and a wide range of courses.

Our strong connections with overseas partners, government departments and the wider working community gives you the perfect springboard to take part in work placements and complete real-world projects. 

One of the top 100 universities in the world under 50, our emphasis on Work Integrated Learning led Murdoch to being ranked the number one university in Australia for medium-term overall employment in 2018.


Teaching Facilities 

Our world-class teaching facilities give you access to real-world equipment and resources, helping you gain the industry knowledge and experience you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Virtual classroom - Murdoch is proud to be the first university in Australia to offer SimLabTM technology, giving students the opportunity to practice and improve their teaching techniques in a safe learning environment.

Perth's most modern Moot Court - Try cases in a real court environment and compete with other law schools around the world using video satellite technology.

Engineering plant - Our scaled Bayer Pilot Plant features real-world engineering equipment, the only one of its kind in Perth.

Media Arts Centre - Have access to our professional equipment and industry-standard facilities, including fully equipped TV and radio studios and editing suites.

The Chiropractic Clinic - Work with registered chiropractors on real clients in our clinic, which features 11 consulting rooms.

State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre - Access to our collaborative centre for research and development, with platform technologies and world-class equipment and facilities.

World-famous veterinary facilities - Our Perth campus is home to a working farm, a vet clinic, fully equipped veterinary hospital, pet emergency centre and Equine Centre.


Student Services

Health & counselling - Facilities and services to help you look after your physical and mental health.

Career services - Support your career journey, develop your professional network and benefit from student and graduate opportunities.

Child Care Centre - Run by qualified and experienced staff so you can focus on your studies.

Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre - If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island student, we have a range of support services and options to help you during your studies.


Admission & Selection 

The path you take when you apply to Murdoch will vary depending on who you are and what you want to study. 

High school leavers:

If you’re completing high school this year, you'll need to apply through TISC. Once applications to TISC have closed, you can apply directly to Murdoch until the start of the semester.

All other applicants:

Applications can be made at any time directly to Murdoch using our online application system.

If you don’t currently meet our admission requirements, we have a range of enabling pathways, including our free enabling courses, which will qualify you to apply for any Murdoch undergraduate degree that has a minimum Selection Rank of 70.


Study options

Depending on your chosen course, we offer flexible study options including full-time or part-time and on-campus or online.

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