Graduate Certificate in Business and Management

Key Information

Start Dates

February 

August

Duration

5 months

Pre-requisites :

None

Assumed Knowledge :

None

Campus Location

Fees

International

$19,800 ($4,950 per module)

CRICOS code102737K

Study Mode: On-campus

Overview

  • The Graduate Certificate provides you the opportunity to complete this one semester program to gain access to the Master’s program at UniSA.
  • Introducing you to the fundamental disciplines required to operate in a variety of management contexts and consists of four modules of study as well as one support module.
  • The combination of four modules is dependent on the UniSA degree that you have indicated on your application. Upon enrolment at SAIBT, you will be able to select from four Graduate Certificate in Business and Management programs.
  • Study with confidence in small class sizes and personalised teaching methods
  • Dedicated academic and personal support services to assist with your success
  • Student leadership opportunities to grow your skills further

Degree pathway options

SAIBT GPA requirement

ProgramsCredit
Granted
Course
Granted
Yrs at
UniSA
UniSA Intake
SC

Master of Finance

1841.5

Feb/Aug

SC

Master of Finance
(Global Investment and Trade)

1841.5

Feb/Aug

SC

International Master of Business Administration

1841.5

Feb/Aug

SCInternational Master of Business Administration
(Tourism and Event Management)
1841.5

Feb/Aug

SCInternational Master of Business Administration (Business Analytics)1841.5

Feb/Aug

SC

International Master of Business Administration
(Advertising and Brand Management)

1841.5

Feb/Aug

SCInternational Master of Business Administration
(Finance)
1841.5Feb/Aug
SCInternational Master of Business Administration
(Human Resource Management)
1841.5

Feb/Aug

SCInternational Master of Business Administration
(Marketing)
1841.5

Feb/Aug

SCInternational Master of Business Administration
(Supply Chain Management)
1841.5Feb/Jul
SCMaster of Professional
Accounting
1841.5

Feb/Aug

SCMaster of Project Management1841.5

Feb/Jul

SCMaster of Engineering
(Engineering Management) 
1841.5

Feb/Aug

Study Experience

“I am grateful to get the excellent education at SAIBT and highly recommend it to those seeking opportunities to improve themselves and wanting to master valuable skills. I am taking SAIBT's GC program, which will enable me to gain admission to the Master of Management program at the University of South Australia. As a bridging program, SAIBT's GC program offers essential foundational knowledge necessary to succeed in the master's program. The teachers at SAIBT are knowledgeable and supportive, providing personalised attention to students. The program helps me with my academic pursuits and builds confidence in my abilities. Thanks to SAIBT, I am well-prepared to attend the Master of Management program at UniSA.”

Nan Su

Graduate Certificate structure

All students are required to complete the support module, Advanced Academic Literacy (AAL10000GC). Although this module does not count towards the study load or GPA, a non-graded pass is needed for the program of study.

  • This support module develops cognitive skills to think critically, review, analyse, consolidate, and synthesise knowledge to provide solutions to complex problems. The module develops in-depth reading and writing skills using academic conventions to be able to generate and evaluate complex ideas. After completion of this module you should be able to demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills within an academic context and a team environment. You will be able to apply knowledge and skills to real-life situations and demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts. You will be able to apply writing conventions to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within descriptive, analytical, and evaluative texts. After completion of this module you will be able to identify your own learning needs and demonstrate accountability for personal progress in aspects of the work or function of others.

Core Modules

  • This module develops advanced theoretical and technical knowledge of project management processes across a typical project life cycle. After completion of this module students will be able to critically analyse, evaluate and transform project principles to provide solutions to complex problems. You will be able to generate and evaluate complex knowledge and ideas in project management contexts and transfer this knowledge to a variety of audiences. This module develops theoretical knowledge and skills in the field of project management to apply creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice. The module furthermore develops advanced individual and team skills including working with people in local, remote, virtual, and/or international project team situations.

  • This module introduces and demonstrates the importance of, and an understanding in, the role of people in respect to effective project leadership and team management across a typical project lifecycle. You will evaluate project leadership, team management situations, and provide insight into best practice within this area. You will analyse complex ideas within project leadership contexts and effectively communicate viewpoints. After completion of this module you will be able to exhibit the appropriate knowledge to solve complex problems in respect to leading project teams.

Two program specific courses are completed. For the Graduate Certificate in Management (Business and Management) students can choose 1 elective: Economic Principles for Business OR Accounting for Management M

  • ·You will acquire a body of knowledge of, and critically reflect on, theoretical and practice-based principles of the role and impact of the global business environment on management decision making. You will critically assess and evaluate the nature of the global business environment and how it is shaped, how the global business environment influences business activity in the international arena, and the corporate capabilities needed to participate in international business. You will apply knowledge of the nature and function of the global business environment to organisational management in the international business setting.

  • In this module you will describe and use important economic concepts, tools, and methods to analyse economic activity and the business environment in which decisions are made. You will be able to explain how the market-exchange process works and the impact of competition and other market structure on market outcomes. You will be able to identify the limitations of the market mechanism and analyse the role of government policy impacting on markets and the general economy. In this module you will use economic concepts to understand how incentives influence behaviour and how economic agents respond to changing economic conditions. You will apply economic principles and concepts to analyse contemporary economic issues relating to the economy both domestically and internationally.

  • In this module you will apply basic accounting principles and concepts to understand what accounting information is, what it means and how it is used. You will explain the significance of accounting information in the business environment (including its limitations). You will be able to read and interpret financial reports and apply knowledge to critically analyse corporate financial and non-financial information. In this module you will apply management accounting techniques to assess performance, prepare budgets and assist in decision making.

  • The course aims to develop students' engineering application abilities and professional and personal attributes as defined by Engineers Australia. The course develops students' understanding of professional engineering practice and how this intersects with essential design management practices in diverse environments. The course is designed to extend students' technical competencies to the nontechnical areas of engineering design. Activities undertaking in the course will improve students’ knowledge of contextual factors (economic, social, cultural, ethical, legal, and environmental) and the impact these factors have on engineering projects. In this course students will work on projects to develop their problem solving, communication, teamwork, leadership and critical thinking skills.

  • This module explains the complexity and implications of environmental, economic, and societal issues related to contemporary engineering designs and industrial developments in both local and global contexts. In this module you will evaluate various industrial ecology strategies and cleaner production techniques regarding their effectiveness for achieving resource efficiency and sustainable development at the organisational and regional levels. You will apply life cycle assessment techniques to analyse and identify problems and opportunities in the development, use, and end-of-life phases of engineering products/systems to mitigate whole-of life environmental impacts. You will develop and present realistic solutions for product improvement/redesign at the conceptual level for sustainability by integrating eco-design principles and common engineering design approaches. 

  • In this course you will demonstrate advanced knowledge of project monitoring and control processes as required during typical project lifecycles. You will apply critical thinking skills to analyse and transform project control principles in diverse situations. After completion of this module you will be able to communicate advanced project control concepts to stakeholders with or without technical knowledge of project management. You will be able to apply project management decision-making frameworks and skills in a variety of project-oriented situations. 

  • This module will introduce you to an international perspective to the area of project risk and uncertainty management processes as applied across project life cycles. You will be able to distinguish and apply different analysis appropriate for each project life cycle phase, including distinguishing between strategic risk and operational (business) risk. You will demonstrate an ability to apply advanced skills and knowledge to identify, analyse and evaluate risk in complex project environments. You will be able to generate practical and appropriate risk management plans to mitigate and control risk. In this module you will critically evaluate and adopt computer-based systems to capture lessons learnt and manage risk.

Career Outcomes

Depending on your chosen UniSA specialisation, your career options can include:

  •         Business Analyst
  •         Management consultant
  •         Human resources manager
  •         Organisational change consultant
  •         Business development manager
  •         Entrepreneur 

How to apply

Applying to study at SAIBT is easy. With applications open all year round, you can complete your applications in 3 simple steps.

Apply easily online or seek assistance through an Education Agent. saibt.sa.edu.au/apply. 

To avoid delays with your application, be sure you collate and submit all the required documents:

• Certified* copies of academic transcripts and graduation certificates

• English language test results (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL)

• A certified* copy of the personal details page and signature page of your passport.

*A certified copy is a copy of the original document that has been certified by an official such as a SAIBT Education Agent or staff member, justice of the peace, notary public, police officer or examining authority)

You may want or need an Education Agent to assist with your application. To find a SAIBT representative: saibt.sa.edu.au/representatives

You will receive your Letter of Offer within a few days of applying. Read it thoroughly and provide all requested documents outlined in page 2. If your offer is ‘conditional’ it means that you need to submit further documents. Conditions and details of what you need to provide will be articulated on your Letter of Offer.

If your offer is ‘unconditional’ this means that you have provided all the information required to meet each of your conditions of enrolment. Complete and submit Section 2 and Section 4 of your Letter of Offer and include proof of payment via email to SAIBT.Admissions@navitas.com, or upload via Studylink.