Graduate Certificate in Commerce

About the Graduate Certificate in Commerce at UNSW

The UNSW Graduate Certificate in Commerce is a credential from UNSW Business School, one of Asia-Pacific's leading Business Schools.

You’ll build the framework to support and strengthen your career progression and create a pathway to further study. Tailor your education to suit your goals and further develop your business administration skills.

This certificate is ideal for professionals who are looking to upskill in a range of business areas. Whether you’ve completed a bachelor’s degree or have five years’ relevant work experience, you’ll gain the critical thinking and decision-making skills to underpin your future career success in less than a year.

Your Specialisation

To meet your career or study goals, you’ll be able to select four courses from a variety of business topics. Gain exposure to business thinking, principles and their application from areas such as Accounting, Analytics, Finance, International Business, Human Resource Management, Marketing or Risk Management. See the degree structure for more detailed information.

This flexible course selection offers two outcomes for your study. You’ll gain a contemporary understanding of a preferred business topic, or a broad understanding of key business practices and theories such as project management or human resource management. If you’re interested in further study, your courses are transferrable to the Master of Commerce (subject to meeting entry requirements).

This is a flexible program that can be tailored to suit your professional development needs. The skills you gain will depend on the courses you choose, but you'll develop stronger abilities in critical thinking, analysis, problem-solving and decision-making.

Depending on the courses you choose, the certificate can count towards professional recognition and accreditation in industry governing bodies, including the Australian Human Resources Institute, Australian Securities and Investment Commission, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, ACCA and Institute of Public Accountants.

UNSW Business School subjects consistently sit within the top 50 global rankings, providing a world-class education. We’re 1st worldwide for Risk and Actuarial Studies, and within the top 50 for Accounting and Finance, Business and Management, and Economics and Econometrics. Within Australia we currently rank 2nd for Accounting and Finance and Business and Management studies.

The skills and insights gained from your Graduate Certificate in Commerce can have an immediate positive effect on your career. Your education is shaped by industry leaders and world class academics – experts who recognise the future will present career opportunities that don’t exist today - and your potential professional network extends to more than 90,000 Business School alumni worldwide.

The Business School offers students a suite of professional development with Career Accelerator industry networking and mentoring opportunities.

Relevant Roles

Our graduates develop rewarding careers across a wide range of sectors in roles including:

  • Business Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Customer Experience Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Digital Innovation Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Technology Developer
  • Human Resource Consultant
  • Investment Banker
  • Marketing Analyst
  • People and Culture Specialist
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Risk Analyst
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Strategist
  • Venture Capitalist

8 Reasons to Study Postgrad at UNSW Business School

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