Credit points


Minimum duration

1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • ACU Online


Online through ACU Online

EFTSL value of units : All 10cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a credit point (cp) value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and 2 years post-graduation full time (or FTE) work experience; OR
  2. Graduate certificate in any discipline and a minimum of 2 years full time work experience; OR
  3. A minimum of 5 years’ full-time work experience outlined in a portfolio demonstrating knowledge, experience, and skills suitable to the level required for participation in the program.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admissions Rules.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 120 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 80 cp from Specified Units (Part A)
  2. 40 cp from Elective Units (Part B)

Exit points

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration or Graduate Diploma in Business Administration may exit from the course with the relevant award by arrangement with the relevant Course Coordinator.

Progression requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progression through this course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

  • BUSN602Money Management10 CP
  • BUSN603Corporate Governance and Risk Management10 CP
  • BUSN609Business Communication for the 21st Century10 CP
  • BUSN612Managing Market Environments10 CP
  • ENTR601Entrepreneurship10 CP
  • MGMT605Strategic Management for Sustainability10 CP
  • MGMT638Ethical Leadership10 CP
  • MGMT641Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour10 CP

Complete 0 to 40 credit points from the following:


Any four (4) electives from ACU or other University provider at AQF Level 9 approved by the Course Coordinator.

Course map

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Always check your Course Enrolment Guide before you finalise your enrolment.

Course maps are subject to change.

Commencing Term 1

  • MGMT641 Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour 10 cp
  • ElectiveOHSE612 Occupational Health and Wellbeing or BUSN617 Research Methods 10 cp
  • Specified UnitsBUSN603Corporate Governance and Risk Management

    (Inc: MGMT646)

    10 cp
  • Specified UnitsMGMT638Ethical Leadership10 cp
  • Specified UnitsENTR601Entrepreneurship

    (Inc: BUSN607)

    10 cp
  • ElectiveMGMT656 Global Experience or BUSN617 Research Methods 10 cp
  • Specified UnitsMGMT605Strategic Management for Sustainability10 cp
  • ElectiveMKTG600 Managerial Marketing (Inc: MKTG650) or BAFN602 Corporate Finance 10 cp

Incompatibles (Inc:) are units similar to this unit. If you have previously passed an Incompatible unit, you are not able to enrol in this unit.

Commencing Term 2

Commencing Term 3

Commencing Term 4

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