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UNSW's online Graduate Certificate in Business is designed for early-career professionals and those with limited formal management skills that want to gain the business fundamentals to accelerate their career. With intakes every two months, you can study one course at a time, 100% online and accelerated.
Faculty
UNSW Business School
Delivery Mode
Online
Award
Graduate Certificate in Business
Commencing Terms
Hexamester 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
Duration
0.7 Year(s)

UNSW's online Graduate Certificate in Business is designed for early career professionals and those with limited formal management skills that want to gain the business fundamentals to accelerate their career. You'll develop the foundations in financial management, marketing and business economics, while learning key principles in self-management and working with others. Complete your studies in a fast-tracked model and gain the practical skills needed to meet demand in an accelerating business world.

With intakes every two months, you can study one course at a time, 100% online and accelerated. The flexible learning model has no on-campus commitments, meaning you can study anywhere at any time, and graduate in eight months without compromising your career.

Why study this program at UNSW Online?

  • UNSW Business School is a global leader in business education and consistently ranks as one of Australia's top business schools. Our strong industry connections ensure the knowledge, skills, and experience you gain will be relevant and in-demand. 
  • UNSW is ranked 2nd in Australia and within the top 40 globally for Business and Management Studies.
  •  UNSW is ranked in the top three universities in Australia for graduate employability and is 27th in the world. 

 

Program Code
7413
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
24

To be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Business you must have:

  1. A recognised bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline or specialisation, OR
  2. A minimum of three years’ relevant work experience. Relevant work experience includes clerical or administrative work in a commercial or public service organisation, supervisory or management, banking, finance or marketing experience or other business-related positions.

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

To be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Business you must have:

  1. A recognised bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline or specialisation, OR
  2. A minimum of three years’ relevant work experience. Relevant work experience includes clerical or administrative work in a commercial or public service organisation, supervisory or management, banking, finance or marketing experience or other business-related positions.

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

UNSW's 100% online Graduate Certificate in Business covers the foundational skills required to advance your leadership capabilities and provides opportunities to immediately apply knowledge to real-world case studies and scenarios. Completing these courses will provide you with a strong foundation knowledge of contemporary business practices and equip you with the fundamental management skills to influence decisions and meet demand. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business, you may be eligible to move into the Master of Management.

Study areas

You can choose any four of the courses listed below: 

  • Managing Yourself and Others
  • Financial Management
  • Business Economics
  • Foundations of Marketing
  • Law, Regulations and Ethics
  • Strategies for Disruption
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Managing with Digital Technology

Course availability is dependent on initial intake timing and following student participation in study periods. For more information, speak with a Student Advisor.

How to apply

Find out more about the application process for our online programs through UNSW Online.

Find out more about the application process for our online programs through UNSW Online.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative First Year Full Fee
$19,000*
2024 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree
$19,000*

*Fees are subject to annual review (or when required) by the University and may vary accordingly.

Indicative fees are a guide only and have been calculated based on the typical enrolment patterns of students undertaking the program. The indicative fees listed here is an estimate for tuition only and excludes non-tuition fees and charges. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year of enrolment, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (48 units of credit (UOC) per year).

You should not rely on indicative fees as fee increases are assessed when required and may exceed the indicative figures listed here. Actual fees are calculated on enrolment. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

2024 Indicative First Year Fee
$19,000*
2024 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$19,000*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed here.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

Scholarships


At UNSW, we award over $83 million in scholarships each year. We pride ourselves on rewarding excellence and making university accessible to students from all walks of life. Whether you’re a domestic or international student, our range of scholarships, prizes and awards can support your journey.


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