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Take your business career to the next level at Bond

If you are resource or time poor but looking to take your business career to the next level, then the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration at Bond University is for you. In just one short semester, this program will provide a pathway to further your education or career advancement in business and management skills while enjoying the relaxed lifestyle the Gold Coast has to offer.

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Creative space for innovative ideas

The Bond Business Commercialisation Centre is designed for students to blend ideas and find creative solutions in applying technology to tomorrow’s problems.

Key features

  • Get to know your colleagues through our small classes
  • Tailor your study by choosing your subjects
  • Access to the Business School’s formal mentor program where you will be supported by academic staff, senior students and alumni
  • Our programs are developed and delivered by world-leading academics

About the program

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is an introductory generalist management program. Blending industry-relevant research with practical applications and challenges, the learning outcomes are centred on introducing the student to aspects of the three pillars of leadership, global business and entrepreneurship, developing graduates who can think critically and strategically in this context. Show more

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is an introductory generalist management program. Blending industry-relevant research with practical applications and challenges, the learning outcomes are centred on introducing the student to aspects of the three pillars of leadership, global business and entrepreneurship, developing graduates who can think critically and strategically in this context. The program is designed to introduce graduates to some of the core underlying technical skills that inform effective decision making, including the development of the interpersonal, cross-cultural and communication skills that are required to lead in the implementation of these decisions. Alternatively, it can act as a pathway into the MBA program for those students with the requisite work experience but not the academic background. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration1 semester (4 months)
Starting semesters
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
Program typePostgraduate Certificate
Study areaBusiness and Commerce
Program codeBN-13117
CRICOS code078187F
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Graduate Certificate of Business Administration program comprises 40 Credit Points of subjects, as follows:

Directed Electives (30cp)

(5cp subjects)

(10cp subjects)

General Elective PG (10cp)

  • Students can choose up to 10 Credit Point of General Elective Subjects (10cp).
  • General elective – A subject that may be chosen from all subjects on offer across the University provided requisites, enrolment restrictions and any other faculty requirements have been met. 

Please visit the BBS Program Structure and Sequencing for guidance on study plans.

The below fees are based on the total cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

  • 2020 fees: $21,720
  • 2021 fees: $22,840

Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other living costs to consider.

Academic entry requirements

Entry into the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration requires completion of an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution and 3 years' work experience. 

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

Key dates

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.

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