Course Information to Students
Graduate Certificate in Business (GCB) (CRICOS Code: 099229E) (0.5 Year; AQF Level 8):
The Graduate Certificate in Business is appropriate for students who wish to improve and develop their foundation knowledge in a range of business disciplines, including Accounting, Research Methods, Professional Ethics, Management, Economics and Finance, and also for those wanting to improve their understanding of the application of theory and practice in the global business environment. This course provides a sound basis for individuals seeking to expand their expertise, build their professional excellence or enhance their leadership capabilities. This course prepares students to move into and access supervisory and entry level management roles in all industries. Students have a choice in the units of study they choose to pursue to deepen their understanding in the business disciplines offered.
The Graduate Certificate in Business is the first step along the path to further higher-level studies. Students may wish to pursue a Master degree following the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business. Elite has identified areas of study that it believes provide a strong core of knowledge to draw on and that provide solid preparation of students for Master level studies. Students taking the Graduate Certificate in Business as a path to further studies will be equipped to progress in their organisation, to deal with increasingly more complex and challenging issues and accept higher levels of supervisory and management responsibility when it is demanded of them.
EEI’s Graduate Certificate in Business is also an entry level course for the Master Program at the University of Newcastle (UoN). EEI has an Articulation Agreement with UoN which allows students to receive credit against the total units of study required for further studies, such as selected Master Programs at UoN (upon successful completion of EEI’s Graduate Certificate in Business). Students are able to enter into the following Master Programs at UoN:
- Master of Applied Finance
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Cooperatives Management and Organisation
- Master of Human Resource Management
- Master of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
- Master of Internal Business
- Master of Marketing
- Master of Professional Accounting
- Master of Professional Accounting (Advanced)
|Structure of the course of study:||The course structure is based on one semester commitment (26 weeks duration), with four core units of study (6 credit points per unit of study) to be taken. To qualify for an award of the Graduate Certificate in Business, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 24 credit points, including satisfactory completion of four core units of study as indicated below.|
Content of the course of study
|Units of Study||· BUS401 Research Methods – Quantitative & Qualitative
· BUS402 Professional Ethics, CSR & Corporate Governance
· ACC401 Accounting Principles
· MGT401 Managerial Thought and Practice
· FIN401 Business Finance
· ECO401 Economics for Business
|Rules of progression||Path 1: For completion of a Graduate Certificate in Business, at least four units of study as indicated above have to be taken, that is students can elect to study four units from the list of six supplied.|
|Path 2: Students who intend to study a Graduate Certificate in Business as a pathway to further studies such as selected Master Programs at the University of Newcastle (UoN), will receive credit against the total units of study required for further studies at UoN. It is recommended that students complete all 6 units to receive the maximum credit against the total units of study required for further studies at UoN.|
|Pre-requisites for specific units of study||N/A|
|English language equivalence requirements||Educational and other qualifications, skills, prerequisite occupation(s)|
|· English is the student’s first language; or
· IELTS 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0; or
· TOEFL 94 (Internet-based)
· PTE 67; or
· Completion of the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program at an Australian NEAS Accredited Language Centre; or
· Completion of an English communication skills program appropriate for specific programs approved; or
· Completion of 12 months AQF level 5 or above study that was delivered in English with qualification.
Note: International students who do not meet the specified English proficiency requirements can undertake an ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) program prior to undertaking the course.
|· Completion of any relevant undergraduate degree obtained in Australia or an equivalent or higher qualification obtained outside of Australia.
Applicants who apply to undertake a course of study at EEI must submit documentary evidence that demonstrates they meet the published entry requirements (including English proficiency requirements) of their chosen course. An original or certified copy of documentation must be provided and sighted by Student Administration. Qualifications submitted in language other than English must be accompanied by a certified official translation.Where there is any doubt about the authenticity of any documentation provided, Student Administration may correspond with the issuer of the document and make relevant enquiries. All applications and their assessment will be validated on the basis of the admissions criteria as set by the Academic Board and ratified by the Institute Council. A student’s enrolment may be cancelled if statements made by the student in their admission application are shown to be false.
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