• Application Deadline
  • 8 months
If you are a professional looking to move into a key leadership role, a Graduate Certificate of Business Administration at Swinburne Online can help get you there. 


You will build on your professional experience and further develop your strategic, leadership and entrepreneurial skills. 

You will also learn how to capitalise on opportunities, think critically, and lead an organisation to success in any business context. Along with practical skills you can apply immediately in your workplace, you’ll graduate as a leader in your field.

Completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration at Swinburne Online is a pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA). 

Career opportunities

  • Strategic Manager

    Provides a strategic approach and insight into business operations.

  • Executive General Manager

    Develops strategies and policies to achieve future business goals.

  • Business Analyst

    Analyzes an organisation or business domain and documents its business, processes or systems.

  • Operations Manager

Continuously improve and adapt operational systems to meet changing business demands.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting Principles
  • Behaviour in Organisations
  • Opportunity Discovery
  • Marketing Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 8 months
    • Duration description
      8 months full time or equivalent part time
  • Credits
    4 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • 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:


    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 TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • A recognised Bachelor Degree in a related discipline
  • A recognised bachelor degree in any discipline PLUS a minimum of two years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience
  • A minimum of three years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12068 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12068 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • National

    14500 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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