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Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertBusAdmin

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2757.2

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 044871M

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2015 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2013 - 2014 - 2757.1 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is designed to set the foundation of knowledge and skills in the core competencies of business and management. The graduate certificate is not only the first stage towards progressing to an Executive Master of Business Administration, but may also be taken as a stand-alone program.

The Graduate Certificate is the perfect introduction to understanding the workings of the management and the business arena. It offers practical strategies to approach the challenges involved in managing people, money and markets and shows how these core areas are linked. The graduate certificate is a particularly useful program for those who seek to immediately enhance career opportunities and for those who have been away from study for a long period of time. It is also a valuable introduction to postgraduate university study.

Study Mode
Six months full-time or one year part-time.


Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline and have a minimum five years full-time equivalent managerial/professional work experience


Have a minimum of eight years full-time equivalent professional/managerial work experience.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of a Graduate Certificate of Business Administration, students must successfully complete 40 credit points of units as follows.

200784Financial Decision Making
200785Foundations of Management
200786Marketing Management
200783The Business Environment

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