Graduate Certificate in Business

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

The specialisations offered in this course are designed to provide the appropriate foundation knowledge, research and skills for the chosen business discipline.

Course Fee:

Australian: $14,300
International: $17,400

Entry Requirements:

A completed recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent; Accounting and Forensic accounting majors require a degree in Accounting. Applicants, who do not have an undergraduate degree but have at least 7 years of appropriate professional employment experience, may be considered for special entry in to majors other than Accounting and Forensic accounting.


48 credit points of units in 1 specialisation

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Applied finance; Behavioural economics; Forensic accounting; Human resource management; Integrated marketing communication; International business; Management; Marketing; Philanthropy and nonprofit studies; Professional accounting; Public relations; Strategic advertising

Study Pathways:

This course articulates to a range of Master of Business courses depending on the specialisation.

Further information:

Integrated marketing communication major is available for external study. Philanthropy and non-profit studies may be completed online except for one intensive weekend on campus at the beginning of each semester.


Accounting specialisation: may provide a top-up for accounting graduates to gain eligibility for enrolment in Australian professional accounting bodies' respective professional programs.

Who for:

Graduates looking for career advancement, a change in career direction, career growth or personal development in business

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gardens Point No info Yes Full time 0.5 year
Gardens Point No info Yes Part time 1 year
Gardens Point No info Yes Online 1 year

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession. Our courses will give you the knowledge, connections and agility to take advantage of whatever the future holds. You will gain experience in our labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with our industry partners. Our students rate the quality of their educational experience at QUT higher than the national average (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey, 2016 and 2017).

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. QUT ranks first in Queensland and second nationally for student entrepreneurs (Startup Muster Report 2017).

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked 20th in the world in the top universities under 50 years (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2018). We are also ranked in the top 25 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019) and support your career preparation with workshops, careers fairs, work experience placements, and the opportunity to be matched with a career mentor in your industry.

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, and the recently expanded Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus. A new Education Precinct is due to open at Kelvin Grove in 2019.

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