University of Southern Queensland USQ

Graduate Certificate of Business

University of Southern Queensland USQ

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

Whether you have studied business before, have relevant professional work experience without studying, or have studied an unrelated area, USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Business can expand your career prospects with a postgraduate qualification. This degree is designed to help you advance in your workplace with a postgraduate qualification or be the first step on the road to a master’s degree. Alternate entry means you don’t necessarily have to have completed an undergraduate bachelor degree. You may be able to enter the Graduate Certificate of Business based on relevant professional work experience.The Graduate Certificate of Business can be a stepping stone if you want to go onto study degrees such as our Master of Project Management, and Master of Information Systems.

Designed for

Graduates in commerce, business, law, economics, information systems and other related fields


4 units consisting of 4 specialisation courses


  • Big data and visualisation
  • Business administration
  • Business leadership
  • Crisis management
  • Digital marketing analytics
  • Digital transformation
  • Emergency and disaster communication
  • Enterprise leadership
  • Finance
  • General
  • Global business management
  • International business
  • NDIS studies
  • Professional communication
  • Project management
  • Property development and management
  • Strategic human resource management
  • Strategic marketing
  • Sustainable business.

Standard entry requirements

Australian university Bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent. OR a minimum of five years' professional work experience equivalent to a qualification at AQF Level 7.


USQ is registered with the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Global Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.). A study of project management at USQ earns professional development units towards certification with PMI including towards the Project Management Professional (PMP). PMI and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute. The Graduate Certificate of Business (Project Management) is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM).

Study pathways

Master of Business Administration, Master of Business and Innovation, Master of Project Management.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Domestic: $-1
  • Full-time : 1 semester
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 semester
Springfield Yes
  • Full-time : 1 semester
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 semester
Toowoomba Yes
  • Full-time : 1 semester
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 semester

Further information

Not all courses are available on-campus.Depending on specialisation undertaken, this program may not be able to be undertaken in full-time mode.There is no semester 3 intake for international on-campus students.The NDIS Studies specialisation is only available part-time and there is no semester 3 intake.

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