Graduate Certificate in Business

University of Queensland, The (UQ)

The Graduate Certificate in Business is ideal for managers who do not have a degree but have completed some post-secondary study and have relevant work experience. The program provides a grounding in fundamental business principles and sets the foundations to progress to the Master of Business (2 years) program which offers specialised fields of study in advertising, human resource management, information systems, innovation and entrepreneurship, international business, leadership, marketing and social impact and sustainability. The Graduate Certificate in Business will enhance your business skills and career prospects and provide you with a formal qualification. It can also act as a pathway to the Master of Business (2 years) program.

Course Fee:

Australian: $15,680
International: $19,080

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree (any) or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.0 on a 7 point scale; or post-secondary study and at least five years full-time work experience as approved by the Executive Dean; or seven years full-time work experience as approved by the Executive Dean


8 units

Subjects you can Study:

Advertising; Human resource management; Information systems; Innovation and entrepreneurship; International business; Leadership; Marketing; Social impact and sustainability

Study Pathways:

Graduates may go on to complete further studies in coursework and research programs.

Further information:

Supporting documentation is required for all applications. Students should ensure that they have included this information when they submit their application: official transcripts of previous studies; evidence of work experience including details of management experience in the form of a CV; and evidence of residency status. Work experience must be approved by the executive dean.

Who for:

Those aspiring to middle management; managers seeking qualifications or entry into a Grad Diploma or MBA

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
St Lucia No info Yes Full time 0.5 year
St Lucia No info Yes Part time 1 year
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Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

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