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Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

Course Description

Better equipped for modern managing

Our Graduate Certificate of Business Administration provides you with advanced knowledge, understanding and the analytical skills required for modern managing.
In this course disciplines of the following sectors are used to understand the key themes that confront all managers and organisations:
*Human resource management
*Business law
*Information technology
*Strategy and leadership

Who is this course for?

This program is ideal for those seeking a shorter course in Business Administration or for those who wish to progress to a Master of Business Administration incrementally.

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.
On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration, JCU graduates will be able to:
*Critically analyse business-related knowledge and practice from both historical and recent perspectives
*Consolidate the application of differing sustainable business performance methods
*Synthesise sustainable economic, social and environmental practices and value systems
*Apply established concepts to provide solutions to complex business and professional practice problems
*Critically analyse contemporary business issues using appropriate models and make reasoned recommendations
*Apply creative and innovative thinking effectively to business practice
*Present complex information appropriately to differing audiences using:
*Effective oral presentation skills
*Clear and fluent written communication
*Work effectively in achieving common goals, demonstrating both:
*Adapt sustainable business constructs and skills to theoretical or practical situations
*Exercise independent ethical judgment in solving differing business problems creatively
*Demonstrate a capacity for personal reflection and self-development in relation to professional business learning and practice.

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Course articulation

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration are eligible for entry to the Master of Business Administration.

Entry requirements (Additional)

English band level 1 - the minimum English Language test scores you need are:
*Academic IELTS – 6.0 (no component lower than 5.5), OR
*TOEFL – 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.0), OR
*TOEFL (internet based) – 79 (minimum writing score of 19), OR
*Pearson (PTE Academic) - 57

If you meet the academic requirements for a course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will be given the opportunity to take an English program to improve your skills in addition to an offer to study a degree at JCU. The JCU degree offer will be conditional upon the student gaining a certain grade in their English program. This combination of courses is called a packaged offer.
JCU’s English language provider is Union Institute of Languages (UIL). UIL have teaching centres on both the Townsville and Cairns campuses.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Why JCU?

James Cook University professional programs are internationally recognised and teaching staff are often research leaders in their fields.

Application deadlines

*1st February for commencement in semester one (February)
*1st July for commencement in semester two (mid-year/July)

Visit the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration page on the James Cook University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in any discipline, from this or another university; or Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Deputy-Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies as equivalent to the above.

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