Warning! This degree has changed. Read the transition arrangements.

Warning! This is a restricted degree. Subject enrolment is only available to students admitted into this degree.

Degree structure

Degree details

On completion of the degree students will be able to:

  1. have a thorough foundation of contemporary business theories, concepts and principles and be able to apply these in a group or organisational environment.
  2. create and critically evaluate innovative ideas and strategies within ambiguous and uncertain business environments (which includes business, government and not-for-profit).
  3. access, evaluate and synthesise diverse information for intelligent business application.
  4. effectively communicate in a manner appropriate to their audience and their desired outcomes.
  5. recognise and apply international perspectives within the business environment
  6. appropriately manage and value diversity within a business setting
  7. apply professional skills - team work, leadership and ethical behaviour.

This degree is designed to give students a foundation in business and therefore opens up a range of management level opportunities across industries in which the student has experience. Most students use the qualification to hasten their move from a functional level position to a management role within their focal industry.

Higher education

Specifically, applicants require a bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution and at least three years subsequent, relevant work experience. Applicants without an undergraduate degree will be considered on the basis of significant work experience (at least eight years) at a recognisable level of responsibility.

English Proficiency Requirements

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 degree is competitive and applicants will be required to undertake an interview as the final stage of application assessment.

*** Please Note: If any academic or legal document is not in English, you must provide a colour scan of the non-English documents, including a colour scan of the official English translations of these documents. This is for comparison purposes. ***

Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) is assessed on individual merit and is awarded for different types of learning, for example, studies you have previously completed or for relevant work experience.

Students must be admitted in an award degree of study before lodging their completed CRL application, along with all required supporting documentation for a formal assessment.

To apply for CRL, please visit the Curtin University website: https://study.curtin.edu.au/credit/

It is important to note accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and back; in colour; and original size. For further information see the scanned documents and certification requirements and guidelines.

More information about the policies and procedures related to CRL assessment and appealing a CRL assessment outcome can be found in the Credit for Recognised Learning manual (PDF).

If you have any questions, please contact opencurtin@curtin.edu.au

This degree 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 degree. 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.

Recommended Study Pattern

Students are to study the subject GCB510 Organisational Behaviour for Managers first; thereafter subjects can be taken in any order.

Award Requirements

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Business, students must complete 4 subjects or equivalent.

The Oil and Gas Stream has been deactivated and the subject GCB550 International Oil and Gas Markets has been retired. Students can transition from the Graduate Certificate in Business (Oil and Gas) to the Graduate Certificate in Business (Business Leadership).

For further information in regards to this change, please contact Jolyon Forsyth
at MBATeachingSupport@curtin.edu.au or +61 8 9266 7755.