No, if you don't have an undergraduate degree but have relevant and rich work experience, you may be eligible for our professional entry pathway program - the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration.
You'll need a minimum 6 years full-time work experience, which includes four years of relevant work experience and two years in a role requiring leadership skills (leadership can include direct management or supervisory experience and/or managing and driving change in an organisational or project-specific setting).
In order to apply for either the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration or the MBA, you'll need to visit the application portal, register your details, and complete all required fields, along with your supporting documentation, to submit. This process should only take 5-10 minutes if you have all of your supporting documentation ready.
Entry requirements differ between each program so remember to take note of the criteria and documents you will be required to provide, listed on our Apply page.
Your documents do not need to be certified. You will need to provide a scanned copy of your previous qualifications, as well an official academic transcript if applying for the MBA program.
Once submitted, your application will be assessed within 3-5 business days. You will be notified via email of the outcome, or if further documentation is required.
If you have previous qualifications related to the program and/or its courses you may apply for credit. In order to have previous studies assessed for Recognition of Prior Learning credit, it must have taken place in the last ten (10) years.
For MBA applicants, you are eligible to have up to 60CP (credit points) waived. For Graduate Certificate applicants, you are eligible to have up to 20CP (credit points) waived.
As soon as you have been accepted into your program, you are able to apply for credit. It is important to submit your credit application as early as possible, as credit applications can take up to 5-10 business days to be assessed.
You can apply for credit via your student portal, myGriffith. The Credit transfer site provides a link to the policy, as well as a step-by-step guide and how-to-apply video.
As an online student your certificate will not differentiate from those who study on campus. Your certificate will state the following:
- The University
- Your name
- Title of program completed
- Date of completion
- Signed by the registrar
Throughout your online study journey you'll be supported by a dedicated Student Support Advisor. They'll be your first point of contact during your studies and provide helpful course advice, study practice tips, course progression assistance and also act as your academic liaison.
In addition to your dedicated Student Support Advisor, you'll also have access to your course convenor and teaching staff for academic support and assistance.
A teaching period is the six-week study block in which each course of the program is run. There are six teaching periods every year with a two week break in between (extended break over Christmas) meaning you can up-skill in a new subject area of expertise every two months.
As an online student you will be able to access our Smarthinking service. Smarthinking provides on-demand, individual instruction and support from expert online tutors across a wide variety of subjects — from beginner to advanced, up to 24 hours a day.
You'll get 3 hours of access per teaching period. You can utilise this service to:
- access drop-in live tutoring
- submit a question for next day response
- submit a written draft for critique
- book a session with an online tutor for personalised help
- access a range of self-help resources.
We recommend you use a computer with the following specifications:
- sufficient memory and processor speed to handle files such as multimedia and video
- a fast broadband, cable or satellite internet connection
- a webcam and microphone
- general business software such as word processing, presentations and spreadsheets.
Commonwealth Supported places are not available for the accelerated online Graduate Certificate or Master of Business Administration, however, eligible students may be able to apply for FEE-HELP. Visit the Study Assist website for more information.
Accelerated online learning with Griffith means that you’ll complete one compact subject every 6 weeks meaning you can focus your time into bursts of learning built into your weekly routine, job and daily commitments.
You can find out if you are eligible for a FEE-HELP loan through the government's Study Assist website.
Census is the date of the last day you can withdraw from your course without incurring a financial or academic penalty. Please refer to our Key Dates and Events page for detail.
Once you have been accepted in your program, you will need to complete a pre-enrolment questionnaire and complete the online FEE-HELP form via the Griffith website. Your Student Support Advisor will be able to support you through this process.
No, the program is delivered 100% online, including online lectures and classes. There are no exams, you'll be assessed on practical and authentic assignments you can use in your current or future role.
Information about payment plans is available from the Welfare and Student Liaison Office. Please visit: griffith.edu.au/student-services/welfare-and-financial-assistance
A Learning Management System system (LMS) is an application software used to deliver education/training courses. We use a software program called Blackboard Collaborate, which will be provided to you to download at no cost. Collaborate is a simple, reliable and convenient learning tool that has been designed to engage learners and bring them together via collaboration and conference tools. Learn more here.
HECS-HELP is a loan for students in an approved Commonwealth Supported Place. It applies to most undergraduate and a small selection of postgraduate subjects, where the fees are part-subsidised by the government. FEE-HELP is a loan for any eligible full-fee paying student, with fees not subsidised by the government. Both loans are repaid at a similar rate.
Our accelerated online Business Administration programs are covered by FEE-HELP for eligible students.
You'll have the same access and support as any other Griffith University student. Visit Griffith Library Services for more information.
You may be required to purchase a textbook for some courses, but all other online learning materials are included in your course fees.
You'll have up to four (4) years to complete the online Master of Business Administration program and up to two (2) years to complete the online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration program.