Online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

POSTGRADUATE

Develop the skill set and mindset that businesses demand.

Student type:
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

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Duration:
Part-time 8 months intensive
Fees:

AU$4,560 per course (2023)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, September, October
Location:
Online
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

See admissions

Duration:
Part-time 8 months intensive
Fees:

AU$4,560 per course (2023)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, September, October
Location:
Online

Overview

Prepare to elevate your business career

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Leadership for Industry 4.0

Success in Industry 4.0 isn’t just about thinking differently, it’s about making different happen. Learn to lead in the new business world where authenticity, ethics and empowerment are critical to individual and organisational performance.

Do you have the skillset and mindset to embrace this non-stop change? To create opportunity where there appears to be none? Are you prepared to lead people through industry transformation? Will they follow you? Get ahead and stay relevant in this new business landscape needs a new kind of business thinking. To realise your potential, you need a new kind of educational experience.

Success in the future business landscape will depend on people who have insights to know how people and tech connect. They will have the skills to make those connections and the mindset to apply authentic, transformational, collaborative thinking to real business problems. The new business world needs new thinking, new knowledge and new skills.

RMIT’s online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration exposes you to highly relevant coursework, the latest digital tools and techniques that will ensure you’re prepared to meet change head-on.

This online program covers the first four courses of the MBA and is the perfect postgraduate qualification to kick-start your leadership career. It provides you with an opportunity to qualify your experience before applying for RMIT Online’s MBA.

Why choose the online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration?

For next-gen leaders

Access current, industry-informed content and see the benefits right from the start, as the curriculum remains up-to-date and practical, and what you learn can be applied immediately.

Build strong networks

The highly social, online learning platform connects you with academics and students across time zones. Build strong, business relationships that know no limits.

Study while you work

Don’t put your career on hold. Study 100% online with the flexibility and support you need. It’s your future. Take control of it today.

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Your online experience

The 100% online degree delivers a convenient online program without the requirement for on-campus attendance and commitments. All lecture material and content is delivered directly to you, wherever you are.

What you will study

The RMIT Graduate Certificate in Business Administration comprises four core courses, which make up the online Masters of Business Administration program.

For more information about what you’ll learn in each of these courses, download the brochure.

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Study on campus

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is also available at the Melbourne City campus.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online Graduate Certificate does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study.

Details

Become the leader that businesses demand.

The RMIT Graduate Certificate in Business Administration gives you the skills to take on a business landscape increasingly challenged by uncertainty and complexity. Learn about a range of industries, and place yourself in a position to approach this business world with a new skill set and mindset.

This program also provides you with an opportunity to qualify your experience before applying for the RMIT Online MBA.

The program has been designed specifically for online learning. The course focuses on one subject at a time, to let you master the material, one step at a time.

You can view online resources and learning activities, access course materials via Canvas, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account anywhere, anytime.

Our online learning platform is purpose-built and brings authenticity to your learning experience, available using your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Coursework is delivered in an engaging way and easy to follow.

You will also have access to discussion boards, online forums, electronic assignment submission, the library and business journals.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the teaching period and includes essays, reports, presentations, case studies, quizzes and research projects. 

The driving force behind this program is the industry connections that inform design and delivery.

Not only will you be learning from globally recognised academics, but you can also be confident that the quality and relevance of our program has the backing of an advisory board of notable industry leaders.

The program is supported by a strong advisory board that helps steer curriculum development to ensure that graduates are work-ready and prepared to take up challenging positions within the rapidly changing business landscape.

4 courses | 8 months intensive part-time.


Each course is seven weeks in duration and requires a minimum of 15-20 hours a week study.

This graduate certificate is comprised of four core courses, which make up part of the online Master of Business Administration program.

For more information about these courses, download our program brochure.

Career

The area of administration and business is an exciting profession that offers stability and a wide variety of opportunities.

Business leaders are in high demand across a wide range of roles and industries. This program will open up a range of career avenues to you - from working in a large, small or medium organisation, to forge your own way in the world of business. A Graduate Certificate in Business Administration could help propel you to the front of the pack.

This program will deliver specialist knowledge that defines future leaders. Walk away with the skills to navigate emerging technologies, create problems using design thinking, communicate authentically, lead transformative business strategies and apply innovative thinking that turns challenges and everyday events into opportunity.

Graduates will also gain general knowledge in subjects including accounting, finance, marketing, human resources management, international business and management.

For students already employed in the industry, you can further hone your marketing knowledge and develop strategic business skills to:  

  • be more effective in your current role
  • obtain promotion to a more senior position
  • lead exciting new developments in a business setting
  • contribute more to strategic business planning

Career pathways include:

  • business management
  • business administration
  • stakeholder engagement and reputation management
  • strategic consulting
  • product management
  • communications management
  • launching or running your own business or startup
  • finance
  • human resources

Admissions

An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher level qualification, in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.

If you do not meet the above entry requirement for the Graduate Certificate, you may be considered if you have a minimum of 5 years full-time equivalent work experience. Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV).

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

Your online course is as flexible as today’s business demands. If you get busy, you can adjust your course to shift the focus back onto your work priorities.

Our Master of Business Administration encompasses courses that make up a Graduate Certificate, so should you need to exit the program early, you can still earn a postgraduate qualification by successfully completing specific courses.

The Graduate Certificate is also a pathway to the MBA for some students (see admissions).

Fees

2023 tuition fees:

  • AU$4,560 per course
  • Total AU$18,240 for four courses.

Fees apply to 2023 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

Some students may be eligible to apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. 

Visit our HELP loans page for lots of useful information about eligibility, how to apply and payment. You can apply for FEE-HELP once you have enrolled in a program.

HELP loans are not available to international students.

2023 tuition fees:

  • AU$4,560 per course
  • Total AU$18,240 for four courses.

Fees apply to 2023 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.