Graduate Certificate in Business

This course is tailored for mid to senior level professionals seeking advanced skills in the foundation of business. It fully articulates into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) course thus allowing students the opportunity to gain further specialist business skills and competencies should they wish to proceed to the next level.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Certificate in Business
Award abbreviation
GradCertBus
Course code
41210
Course type
postgraduate certificate
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
CRICOS code
089264G

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
0.5 years
Time limit
2 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth), on line
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Professor Mark Griffin
Fees
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Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (24 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NS, T1, T2, T3ACCT5602Accounting
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Business; Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation); or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Incompatibility:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
NS, T1, T2, T3ECON5503Economic Management and Strategy
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Business; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Incompatibility:
ECON5541 Economics for Business: Applications and Policy
NS, T1, T2, T3MGMT5501Organisational Behaviour
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Business; Graduate Certificate in Leadership; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
NS, T1, T2, T3MKTG5550Marketing Principles
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Business; Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Incompatibility:
MKTG5561 Marketing Management

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and at least three years of relevant, documented professional experience; and

(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent; or

(ii) a valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 5501; or

(iii) at least two additional years of relevant documented professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course;

or

(b) at least eight years of relevant, documented professional experience considered by UWA (by way of an interview and assessment process) to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.

1GMAT scores are valid for five years.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 41210 Graduate Certificate in Business (24 points)
  • 42520 Master of Business Administration (72 points)
Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) Students who make satisfactory progress are assigned a progress status of 'Good Standing' by the Faculty and are permitted to re-enrol.

(2) Unless the Faculty determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances, students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

(3) Students seeking to re-enrol in the course after being assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' must submit, after a period of at least 12 months, sufficient reason to the Faculty, in writing, demonstrating why an improvement in performance could reasonably be expected.

(4) Students who have been assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' and are subsequently permitted by the Faculty to re-enrol are assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' and must meet any conditions determined by the Faculty.

(5) Students who meet the conditions determined by the Faculty under (4), are assigned a progress status of 'Good Standing' by the Faculty.

(6) Students who have been assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' and who fail to meet conditions determined by the Faculty are assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Additional rules
Time limit

13.(1) The time limit is two years from the date of first enrolment in the course.

(2) In special circumstances the Faculty may extend the time limit by up to one trimester.