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Excellence with flexibility

Whether you’re a leader of today or tomorrow, you now have access to Australia’s premier Business School, wherever you are.

With six intakes per year, begin or pick-up your studies when it suits you best. Study in a flexible way with an online format designed to fit into your life.

Business rigour with practical application

Study a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration that is best in class.

Gain fundamental knowledge and important business skills that you can immediately put into practice within your role and make an impact.

Bringing together collaboration and networking

A program specifically designed to facilitate collaboration, as well as networking opportunities with industry leaders and business professionals. 

Authentic syndicate groups, plus opportunities to attend online and in-person events, will enrich your connection to your peers and industry.

Learn from the best and brightest minds in business

Taught by some of the world's leading academics and industry experts, gain exposure to cutting-edge research through a future-focused curriculum designed to meet the changing demands of the market.

Globally accredited degree

With accreditation from AACSB and EFMD (EQUIS), graduate with a globally accredited degree.

Experience a top-tier learning environment with the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Melbourne Business School Online.



  • Online Study
  • Start: Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Aug, Oct
  • 8+ months
  • $4,650 per subject

Why study a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration with Melbourne Business School Online?

Australia's premier Business School is now online

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is comprised of four subjects in total. You will complete the Business Essentials subject, and have the choice of which other three core subjects are of interest to you and best align with your career motivations from a list of seven core subjects.

Develop the fundamental skills to become an efficient professional

Develop the foundational skillset needed to thrive in the ever-changing business landscape.

A best-in-class online education

Melbourne Business School is now online. Delivering postgraduate degrees specifically designed to meet your immediate learning needs and accelerate your career goals.

An insight into the world of business efficiencies 

Gain a sound understanding of the critical elements of becoming an efficient business professional.

What you will study

While undertaking this online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration program, you will complete four subjects, totalling 50 credit points, over eight months. You will study the equivalent of one subject (12.5 credit points) each study period. There are two half subjects (6.25 credit points) which are indicated in the list below.

Core subject:

This subject establishes a foundation essential not only for being an effective manager, but also for the remainder of the program. It provides an overview of key areas that need to be managed effectively for an organisation to be successful, and the interconnectedness of those areas. Key areas addressed include strategy, marketing, organisational values and sustainability.    

The equivalent of three subjects from those listed below: 

Accounting is the “language of business” and is used for performance measurement, business contracting and managerial decision-making. An understanding of and the ability to use accounting information will be essential to students' success as a manager. This subject provides students with foundational accounting knowledge useful not only internally for managerial decision-making, but also for more externally-focused judgments (eg: benchmarking an organisation’s strengths and weaknesses).  

Organisations face many adaptive challenges to survive and thrive in a complex and uncertain environment, driven by forces such as globalisation and technology. This subject helps students become leaders in this context. Leadership is particularly important in organisation structures that are flat, flexible, diverse and global.  

Organisations operate within a societal context of diverse stakeholders. Students examine the relationship of the organisation with these stakeholders, as well as their own responsibility to stakeholders. They consider strategies for achieving social responsibility goals such as environmental sustainability, employee satisfaction and societal welfare, taking into account both the ethical case and the business case for such strategies.

Contemporary organisations are awash in data, whether it be about their customers, internal operating processes or financial activities. Harnessing this data allows managers to better understand their organisation, and thus make more informed decisions. This subject addresses fundamental data analytic skills necessary to extract information from data that then can be used to make better managerial decisions.  

Effective management of individuals, teams and organisations requires an understanding of human behaviour. This subject examines human behaviour at the individual, group and organisational levels through a business lens. This subject assists students to better manage themselves, and better manage and lead other people, groups and organisations.

To be successful, organisations need to recognise, create, grow and protect market-based assets that influence demand. This subject focuses on the challenges organisations face in managing demand, and how to address those challenges with optimal demand-side strategies.

Economics is relevant to everything an organisation does, from its operations and performance to its interactions with stakeholders and society more broadly. This subject addresses fundamental economic concepts and analytical skills, providing students with the tools of economic reasoning necessary for developing and evaluating strategic business options and making better decisions.  

The Melbourne Business School Online experience

Melbourne Business School Online provides a flexible and immersive learning experience designed to adapt to the diverse needs and circumstances of all students.

Six intakes per year

With multiple enrolment opportunities per year, adapt your studies to your life - not the other way around.

When life gets too busy, rest assured that the support you need to succeed is at your fingertips.

An online experience designed for today

We provide our students with a premium online learning experience to meet their study goals.

No matter where you study, which device you study on or how you study - the learning experience is of the highest quality. 

Accessible for the ambitious

We have broken down the barriers to studying with Australia’s premier Business School.

Regardless of your work schedule, responsibilities, time zone or other factors studying with Melbourne Business School Online is designed to be accessible for the ambitious.

Fees & Requirements

To apply for the Melbourne Business School Online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, applicants must have:

  • A university degree and two years of work experience, or six years of work experience
  • Met the University's English language requirements 

Documentary evidence of meeting the accepted minimum scores within the previous 24 months may be required.   

The minimum accepted scores are: 

  • IELTS (Academic) – 7.0 overall, with no band less than 6.5
  • TOEFL IBT – minimum score of 102, with a written score minimum of 24 and no individual score lower than 21
  • PTE - English Academic PTE with a minimum score of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50.

$4,650 per subject*, a total of $18,600 for the program*.

FEE-HELP is available for eligible Australian citizens.

*Fees listed are for calendar year 2023. Melbourne Business School Online reserve the right to adjust course fees annually.  

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