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Business Administration

Postgraduate Certificate Online
8 months
12936 AUD/full
14800 AUD/full
Tuition fee
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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. 

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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 8 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


4 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12936 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12936 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • National

    14800 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.


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.

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!

Our partners

Business Administration
Swinburne Online