• Application Deadline
  • 8 months


This Graduate Certificate in Business Administration at Kaplan Business school introduces a range of fundamental concepts that set the foundation for business success. 

These include the leadership of people, the building of effective cultures, the sustainability of organisations, the understanding of consumer behaviour, the interpretation of financial data and, above all, the ethical considerations of a rapidly changing world.

Skills you'll learn


  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge across a wide range of business disciplines.


  • Explain the broad economic, social, regulatory and ethical environments in which businesses operate within our global economy.


  • Apply knowledge from various business disciplines to formulate solutions to technical business problems.

Possible Career Paths

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration familiarises you with key business concepts in a practical easy-to-implement way. These transferable management skills equip you to succeed in diverse real-world business situations.

Pathway to Further Studies

Upon successful completion you may be eligible for full credit towards our Master of Business Administration course, or another course with an alternative higher education provider in Australia.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • People, Culture and Contemporary Leadership 
  • Governance, Ethics and Sustainability
  • Financial and Economic Interpretation and Communication
  • Consumer Behaviour and Marketing Psychology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 8 months
    • Duration description
      On campus, full-time or part-time Online and part-time mode is only available to Domestic students.
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent); OR 
  • A Diploma (or equivalent) plus evidence of a minimum of two years relevant industry experience

Work Experience

At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • National

    13600 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13600 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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