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Graduate Certificate

Your pathway to a Curtin University Master Degree

If your Bachelor Degree does not qualify for direct entry into a Curtin University Master Degree, the Graduate Certificate is your alternative pathway.

The Graduate Certificate is a one trimester award program that has been developed in association with Curtin University. The program consists of 4 units, with a strong focus on gaining business knowledge and developing professional skills. It includes 4 hours a week of mandatory English language proficiency development classes.

The Graduate Certificate is available to international students after completion of the College’s Postgraduate Preparation Program (PPP).

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate will be awarded with an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) recognised qualification and will be eligible for entry into the 2nd semester of the Master Degree at Curtin University.

Leading to

Master of Business Administration (Global)

Guaranteed Internship Program

Curtin College offers a guaranteed internship to all Graduate Certificate students. This unique program allows students to gain valuable industry knowledge and experiences, resulting in a competitive advantage over fellow graduates.

Alternative entry to a Curtin Master's Degree

If you have…

✓ Completed the Curtin College PPP or an international Bachelor Degree.


✓ Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (1 trimester)

Direct Entry into the 2nd semester of a Curtin University Master Degree.

Intakes (from 2020)
February | July | November

1 trimester

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration CRICOS Code: 098019A | 4 units, 1 trimester

Accounting for Managers

The unit focuses on development of graduates’ discipline knowledge, critical thinking skills, and professional skills. The graduates will gain technical proficiency by demonstrating an understanding and application of the concepts that are fundamental to the preparation of accounting information (both financial and management) and thinking critically to generate innovative solutions to complex business problems through real life examples, case studies, business situations, financial analysis and research activities. The graduates will analyse the annual report, financial position and performance of a global company to develop well-argued investment recommendations based on sound ethical accounting practices.

Global Marketing Management

The unit outlines the importance of understanding customers and the marketplace to identify a socially responsible customer-driven marketing strategy. It focuses on customer relationship management to create value for customers and capturing value from customers in return. Graduates work in groups on ‘real life’ local and global case study discussions to develop an understanding of consumer behaviour by identifying the main trends and forces that are changing the marketing landscape and, in turn, impact a range of business decisions – product mix, branding strategy, socially responsible product decisions, and promotion mix. Graduates will develop skills to think critically, analyse, and synthesize the information using global marketing knowledge in both local and global environments. The students will develop creative skills by producing strategies and market plan addressing various aspects of a firm’s marketing needs.

Management and Organisation Behaviour

The unit is grounded in organizational behaviour and management theory and underpinned by the idea of management as a dynamic and multi-faceted process. The design of the unit combines a strong practical orientation with contemporary theory, emphasizing the role of both the individual and contextual influences on what it means to be a successful manager/leader and to design, maximize and meet one’s own career goals as well as to support the careers of others. It prepares the graduates for a senior management/leadership role as part of their future career trajectory. The unit develops creative and critical thinking skills as graduates apply theoretical concepts to identify current/emerging challenges and work with others to resolve workplace problems. There is strong focus on professional and communications skills as they have to work with others and learn to successfully transmit the information to a relevant audience. They will present recommendations to resolve the ‘case problem’ and develop & facilitate a management training workshop with identifiable professional learning outcomes on current and emerging challenges in the contemporary workplace.

Intercultural Communication and Interaction in Global Business

This unit explores the complex cultural influences on business interactions in global contexts. Through case analysis, research and cultural reflective journals, graduates will develop intercultural communication, teamwork and critical thinking skills required of managers operating in international business settings. While exploring theories and concepts, students will learn essential practical skills, such as attentive observation of complex human behaviours and the ability to understand and analyse these in various cultural and business contexts; reflective learning; and most importantly effective intercultural communication. Graduates will develop sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to apply culturally appropriate responses by understanding diverse cultural perspectives and complex interrelationships in a business environment.

Next Intake February 2020

Apply now for the Graduate Certificate, which will allow you direct entry into the second semester of the Master of Business Administration at Curtin University.

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Fees 2018

Course Per Unit Total Fees ($AUD)
Graduate Certificate  3,725 14,900

Entry Requirements

Australian Students

The PPP is not available to Australian students.

International Students

Course Academic Entry Requirements
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration A Bachelor Degree* or completed Postgraduate Preparation Program (PPP)
Course English Entry Requirements
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration IELTS 6.5 (no band below 6.0 except 1 band at 5.5), or equivalent

* All international academic qualifications are compared to the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) and assessed in line with the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR) Country Education Profiles (CEPs).

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