The fully online Graduate Certificate in Business provides students with fundamental business skills to advance their leadership capabilities and opportunities to put theory into practice with real-world case studies and scenarios. You will study courses in financial management, marketing, and business economics. You will also learn foundational knowledge in self-management and collaboration. This program is for early-career professionals and those seeking to improve their professional management skills to fast-track their career.

By completing the Graduate Certificate in Business, you will gain foundational knowledge of contemporary business practices and be equipped with management skills to influence decisions and meet demand. You may also be eligible to articulate into the Master of Management.

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Entry requirements

To be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Business you must have:

  1. A recognised bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline or specialisation, OR
  2. A minimum of three years’ relevant work experience. Relevant work experience includes clerical or administrative work in a commercial or public service organisation, supervisory or management, banking, finance or marketing experience or other business-related positions.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee - $17,640*

2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree – $17,640*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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