Graduate Certificate in Business Studies
Add contemporary business practices to your graduate skill set
Lock in the business fundamentals of accounting, management, and marketing. Understand corporate sustainability and social responsibility. Graduate with solid business theory and practices or continue your journey towards an MBA.
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Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Evaluate solutions for contemporary business issues by applying fundamental business principles.
- Critically reflect on business theories, principles and processes and evaluate their efficacy in current practice.
- Explain complex business problems to audiences with varying business expertise including those characterised as culturally and linguistically diverse.
Completion of this program gives students the opportunity to undertake further postgraduate programs with the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, which may have career change or advancement benefits for graduates.
Successful completion of an Australian Associate Degree degree or equivalent (or higher).
A completed Australian Advanced Diploma or above.
Work and Life
At least two years' management experience.* You must provide evidence to support your eligibility for the degree, in particular a copy of your CV showing your work experience, and letters of reference from line managers or similar to confirm the work experience meets the minimum level for entry. Minimum management experience in this case is defined as supervisory, team leader or business manager experience. In the case of applicants who have worked as a sole trader or consultant, additional evidence to support the level of experience must be provided. All applications based on this must be referred to UTAS.
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
The Graduate Certificate in Business Studies is a generalist course designed to introduce you to the core skills and knowledge to succeed in business. You will cultivate your critical thinking and analysis, reflective practice and professional presentation, as well as develop a knowledge base of contemporary business theory and practices in the foundations of marketing, accounting and accountability, sustainability and management.
This Graduate Certificate is also a potential pathway for students who have not studied at university before, but who may be interested in further postgraduate study with the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended:
Completion of 4 core subjects from the schedule below:
- TAS-BFA507 Accounting and Accountability for Decision Making
- TAS-BFA758 Organisational Social Responsibilities
- TAS-BMA501 Managing Contemporary Organisations
- TAS-BMA506 Foundations of Marketing
Satisfactory completion of 4 subjects, as required in the schedule, within 0.5-2 years from commencement.
You can apply direct through Open Universities Australia.
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