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This course is tailored to give students a firm grounding in the basics of business theory and practice and is designed as a possible entry point to further postgraduate study or as a challenging stand-alone course. Upon completion, students are encouraged to continue their studies in either the Graduate Diploma in Business, Master of Business Administration or Master of Business Leadership.
On completion of the course students will be able to:
- have a thorough foundation of contemporary business theories, concepts and principles and be able to apply these in a group or organisational environment.
- create and critically evaluate innovative ideas and strategies within ambiguous and uncertain business environments (which includes business, government and not-for-profit).
- access, evaluate and synthesise diverse information for intelligent business application.
- effectively communicate in a manner appropriate to their audience and their desired outcomes.
- recognise and apply international perspectives within the business environment
- appropriately manage and value diversity within a business setting
- apply professional skills - team work, leadership and ethical behaviour.
Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution and at least three years subsequent, relevant work experience. Applicants without an undergraduate course will be considered on the basis of significant work experience (at least eight years) at a recognisable level of responsibility.
Applicants for a Graduate Certificate are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards (IELTS requirement of 6.5 overall (with no individual band less than 6)). Entry to the course is competitive and applicants will be required to undertake an interview as the final stage of application assessment.
Students are to study the unit GCB510 Organisational Behaviour for Managers first; thereafter units can be taken in any order.
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Business, students must complete 4 units or equivalent.
Additional Course Expenses:
Students may be expected to purchase a uniform, a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
There are two major streams in this Course that students can choose from:
- Business Leadership Stream
Oil and Gas Stream
Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) are assessed on a case by case basis according to Curtin University policies which is available at http://policies.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/policy/Credit_for_Recognised_Learning_Manual.pdf.
Students must be admitted in an award course of study before lodging their completed CRL application, along with all necessary documentation for a formal assessment.
To officially apply for CRL, students need to submit the CRL application form available from http://students.curtin.edu.au/administration/documents/Application_for_CRL.pdf to email@example.com along with supporting documents. Accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and back; in colour; and original size. For detailed scanned documents requirements and guidelines, please visit http://courses.curtin.edu.au/course_overview/admission-requirements/scanned-documents.cfm.
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Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.
Who can access it?
- Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
- Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
- Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study
- Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
- Money order
You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
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