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.
You can get an accredited online MBA with Griffith University’s 100% online Master of Business Administration. This MBA program is taught through a Learning Management System (LMS) with online tutorials, lectures, assessments and networking opportunities for students to gain a fully accredited MBA online.
Once submitted, your application will be assessed within 5 business days. You will be notified via email of the outcome, or if further documentation is required.
A graduate certificate is not the same as a master’s degree. A graduate certificate is a shorter program that generally leads into a master’s degree. A graduate certificate takes between eight six months to achieve to a year, whilst a master’s degree offers a higher qualification and takes two years to complete at Griffith University.
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.
A Graduate Certificate in Business Administration offers formal recognition of managerial work experience without having a bachelor’s degree. It is primarily a pathway program into a Master of Business Administration and teaches the first four courses of the MBA program. Undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Business takes eight months at Griffith University.
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 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.
A graduate certificate is considered higher than a bachelor’s degree by the Australian Qualifications Framework. A graduate certificate is designed for people who have experience in the field but do not hold a bachelor’s degree or simply looking to upkill. A Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is a pathway course into an MBA and does not require any previous educational pre-requisites.
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.
The Graduate Certificate in Business consists of the first four courses of the online MBA so if you choose to apply for the MBA, the 40 credits achieved from it are awarded and the transition is seamless. The graduate diploma consists of 80 credit points, however when applying for the online MBA a maximum of only 60 credit points will be awarded, therefore students will need to redo two courses of the MBA.
Both a graduate certificate and a graduate diploma are level 8 in the Australian Qualification Framework, providing further knowledge on the chosen course. These degrees do not require previous tertiary education if sufficient work experience is demonstrated.
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.
As an online student, your official degree certificate (testamur) will not differentiate from those who study on campus. Your certificate of graduation will state the following:
- The University
- Your name
- Title of program completed
- Date of completion
- Signed by the registrar
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.
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.
You can find out if you are eligible for a FEE-HELP loan through the government's Study Assist website.
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.
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.
An accelerated MBA is taught in a quicker timeframe than traditional trimester MBAs. Accelerated online learning with Griffith means that you’ll complete one compact subject every 6 weeks so you can focus your time into bursts of learning built into your weekly routine, job and daily commitments.
Information about payment plans is available from the Welfare and Student Liaison Office. Please visit: griffith.edu.au/student-services/welfare-and-financial-assistance
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.
The difference between HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP is that 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.
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.
You may be required to purchase a textbook for some courses, but all other online learning materials are included in your course fees.
A Learning Management System (LMS) is an application software used to deliver education/training courses. We use an LMS 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.
An online MBA degree will take 2 years (part-time) to complete. The program is comprised of 12 six-week courses that students undertake one at a time. There are six intakes per year allowing you to start the degree at virtually any point throughout the year. Find Griffith University’s key dates here.
You can connect to students online through virtual communities, events, workshops, and online classes. Griffith University’s Digital Campus offers a vibrant virtual community with ample networking opportunities to give graduates a full network of peers. The Griffith Digital Campus has over 20,000 online students and provides opportunities to meet throughout your studies.
You can do an MBA without holding a previous degree in Australia. Griffith University’s Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is a pathway program into MBA studies for students without prior education.
An online MBA degree will take up to 2 years (part-time) with a recommended time commitment of 20-25 hours per week. Manage your work and study responsibilities with Griffith University’s Study Time Planner, a tool to help organise your time when undertaking an online MBA.
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.
It is worth getting an MBA degree to transform your career, an online Master of Business Administration gives you the necessary skills to become a leader. MBA graduates receive higher salaries, gain networking opportunities, and advance their career progression. Read more about the benefits of an online MBA program here.