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Graduate Certificate in Business

Testamur Title of Degree:

Graduate Certificate in Business



My University:



One trimester or part-time equivalent

Total Credit Points:



Innovation Campus (Wollongong), Sydney

Delivery Mode:

On Campus (Face-to-Face)

Starting Session(s):

Trimester 1, 2, 3

UOW Course Code:





The Graduate Certificate in Business is a pathway program leading to entry to a number of Master degrees offered by Sydney Business School. It can be packaged with an offer of admission to the following degrees:

    • Master of International Business

    • Master of Management

    • Master of Project Management

    • Master of Retail Management

    • Master of Science (Logistics)

The Graduate Certificate in Business may be suitable for students who do not meet either:

    • The English language requirement for direct entry to a Master degree that requires an overall IELTS of 6.5 or

    • The academic requirements for direct entry into a Masters degree

For example, if you have a Bachelor degree but do not have the required content for direct entry, or have other appropriate combinations of academic qualifications and relevant professional experience.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution. Applicants with other academic qualifications and/or relevant professional experience (for example two years full-time study along with two years relevant work experience) may also be considered.

The English Language requirement for the Graduate Certificate in Business is an overall IELTS of 6.0

International applicants must also meet the University's English Language requirements as set out at

Course Requirements

Candidates are required to complete a total of four (4) subjects (24 credit points) as approved by the Program Director. The recommended program of study is:

Core Subjects

Credit Points

TBS 902

Statistics for Decision Making


TBS 956

Foundations in Business Studies


TBS 957

Introduction to Contemporary Business Practice


TBS 985

Communication for International Business


Credit Arrangements

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business with an average mark of at least 60%, students may apply to enrol in either the Master of International Business, Master of Management, Master of Project Management, Master of Retail Management or Master of Science (Logistics) degrees. Students will not be eligible for credit transfer for subjects completed under the Graduate Certificate in Business pathway program towards their subsequent Masters degree.

Other Information

Students may be required to undertake subjects at both Sydney and Innovation (Wollongong) Campuses dependant on subject availability.

Additional information is available from or email

Last reviewed: 6 February, 2013