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Degree summary

Don't let your track record in business define your future career.

Expand your knowledge, upgrade your business skills and play to your strengths to become the confident business leader the future demands.  

  • Learn the latest business management innovations in just 8 months for immediate application in any industry.  

  • Gain a globally recognised and AACSB-accredited business certificate to stand out in today’s crowded job market.  

  • The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is a pathway towards an MBA, complete the first four courses of our online Master of Business Administration, ranked #1 in the world in the Corporate Knights 2021 Better World MBA. 

Learn more about our Business Administration program ranking and accolades.  


Online study that works around you  

Griffith University has been delivering innovative online education for more than 20 years. Today, we have over 20,000 people taking advantage of our 100% online learning environment available 24/7. 

  • Enjoy the flexibility to study a business certificate on your terms and continue working full time.   

  • We provide unparalleled academic support throughout the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration so that university first-timers are never left behind. 

  • Six intakes a year means you can dive into this business certificate straight away. 

  • Connect with fellow mid-career professionals through both face-to-face and virtual events. 

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Program fees:

$4,812.50 per course (based on 2022 fees)
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Program duration:

8 months
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Teaching periods:

Jan / Mar / May / Jul / Sep / Nov

Program accreditations

Degree curriculum

Our online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration covers the building blocks of any successful business: good people, financial visibility, deep understanding of customers and the ability to withstand setbacks.  

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Career outcomes

Organisations need leaders with more than experience alone. They recruit skilled professionals who can help them weather our world of global pandemics, economic struggles and technological disruption. A business administration graduate certificate from Griffith University announces to your current or future employer that you’re up for the challenge.

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration’s six week subject structure means you don’t have to wait months before you can boost your impact at work. Contribute to your organisation’s success right away with your new practical skills.

The four courses of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration are the same first four courses of our Masters of Business Administration program. This means if you achieve a minimum GPA of 4.5, you can use the online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration as a pathway to an MBA without disruption.

Key dates

Plan for success and familiarise yourself with key dates and events to prepare you for the next program intake. With six intakes a year, you can also start your studies virtually whenever you're ready. To find out when our next online MBA information session is being held, visit our information webinar page.

Entry requirements

To be eligible to apply for our Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, you’ll have: 


A minimum of six 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).


English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English.

David studies Business Administration Diploma online at Griffith University
“It’s really opened my mind. It’s fantastic to bring actionable ideas and apply them to my work.”
David McArdle - Graduate Certificate in Business Administration graduate -

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Learn more about the accelerated online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration application process here or if you’re ready to go, start by creating a Griffith University account. This is what you’ll need: 

Degree code
Supporting documents
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
A personal statement (max. 750 words) outlining your leadership experience
If applicable
Official transcript(s) of completed qualifications
English language proficiency results or evidence (applicable to all applicants whose first language is not English) or GMAT scores
Legal documents indicating change of name
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Application close date for Novermber intake