What makes our Graduate Certificate in Business Administration different

Ranked in Australia’s top 10 universities for Business and Management1

Top-ranked for excellence in Research in Business2

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Accredited​ Business School

Top 100 University Globally3

1QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021     22020 ERA 5/5     3QS Rankings, 2024

Are you ready to change business for good?

With the UTS Online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, you will be prepared to lead with impact into tomorrow.

  • Learn in a collaborative online environment
  • Connect with a diverse network of industry leaders and like-minded peers
  • Learn from UTS’s Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-accredited Business School
  • Take a global perspective on business solutions
  • Understand how emerging technologies are transforming and shaping the future of business
  • Make an immediate impact on your workplace and career

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Learning outcomes

Critical thinking and analytical skills
Advance your critical thinking and analytical skills to develop innovative business solutions applicable to your current organisation.

Communication and interpersonal skills
Have the ability to communicate ideas, decisions and strategies clearly to a variety of stakeholders and apply interpersonal skills that are sensitive to Indigenous peoples and other diverse people, cultures and contexts.

Ethical decision-making
Learn how to evaluate and apply principles of ethics, sustainability, social responsibility, and Indigenous perspectives to your business decisions.

Global leadership
Gain advanced leadership skills and knowledge that you can integrate into your everyday practice, including researching and analysing complex information and concepts to support business decisions in local and international contexts.​

Who is this course for?

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is for business leaders of tomorrow.

Students of this course may have backgrounds in varying industries, such as communications, marketing, IT, engineering, information science and healthcare. The Graduate Certificate is for professionals who are:

  • Future-focused leaders up for a new challenge
  • With a passion for ethical, sustainable and socially responsible practice
  • Entrepreneurs and independent business owners 
  • Technical experts and change makers

What you will study

UTS Online’s Graduate Certificate in Business Administration comprises four subjects and can be completed in as little as eight months, studying part-time.

The course includes the following four subjects:

  • Leading People and Change
  • Marketing in the Age of Technology 
  • Accounting for Decision Makers 
  • Managerial Economics  

A pathway to an MBA

The UTS Online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is a foundation course and provides a pathway to studying the online Master of Business Administration.

Upcoming study periods

UTS Online courses have six intakes per year. The diagram below shows all upcoming
intakes, with the next intake highlighted in blue.

Course information

Entry requirements

Applicants must demonstrate one of the following:

  • A UTS-recognised bachelor degree or equivalent with more than 60% of all subjects completed at pass level, and two years' full-time (or equivalent) relevant* post-degree work experience
  • Satisfactory performance in the Graduate Management Admision Test (GMAT) with an overall minimum score of 550 with verbal 25, quantitative 35 and AWA 4.0
  • Satisfactory performance in the Graduate Record Examination (GRE General Test) with an overall minimum score of 307 with verbal 148 and quantitative 156
  • All applicants without an academic qualification may be considered for the Graduate Certificate with a minimum of four years' full-time (or equivalent) relevant* post-secondary work experience and a general capacity to undertake tertiary education. Upon satisfactory completion of the Graduate Certificate, students can articulate into the Master's degree.

*Relevant work experience is defined from within the ANZSCO groups — 01 Managers, 02 Professionals, 03 Technicians and Trades Workers, 04 Community and Personal Service Workers, 05 Clerical and Administrative Workers, 06 Sales Workers AND demonstrated through a CV and a Statement of Service confirming the dates of employment, and the position held within the organisation.


English language requirements

English language requirements apply to both international and domestic students. Please refer to the UTS English language requirements for further information on how to satisfy the requirements for the course/s.

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, Internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.



To assist with all or some of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their tuition fees.

To check your eligibility, feel free to speak with an Enrolment Advisor today.

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A note from our Course Director

“The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration provides students with a pathway to the UTS Online Master of Business Administration. The 100% online MBA course leverages industry and academic expertise to provide students with the most contemporary business skills and mindset that organisations are looking for in their current and future leaders. 

“These courses have been carefully co-designed with learning designers and content experts to provide students with an engaging and high-quality online learning experience.”

Helen Spiropoulos
Course Director, MBA

Director, Master of Business Administration

Graduate Diploma
All units from the Graduate Certificate + 4 Diploma units or continue studying

The Graduate Diploma focuses on giving you the foundational skills that industry demands plus the soft skills to influence business decisions at senior management levels. 

The fast-tracked model means you can graduate with a diploma in just over a year, plus it gives you a pathway to study the Master of Business Analytics. 

Master of Health Services Management
All subjects from the Graduate Certificate + 8 subjects from the Master of Health Services Management

The UTS Master of Health Services Management prepares leaders in health and social care who want to drive change and create safer, higher value and more equitable health systems and services. 

  • Graduate
  • Masters
All subjects from the Graduate Certificate + 8 subjects from the MBA* Learn more about the MBA

The UTS Online MBA prepares leaders of tomorrow with the commercial understanding and business acumen needed to ethically innovate and enable a sustainable future for their field.​

*Students who complete eight core subjects from the MBA course may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.