Why study the RMIT Online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration?

Leadership for Industry 4.0

Success in Industry 4.0 isn’t just about thinking different, it’s about making different happen. Learn to lead in the new business world where authenticity, ethics and empowerment are critical to individual and organisational performance.

Gain knowledge, build networks

The highly social, online learning platform not only gives you access to current, industry-informed content but also connects you with academics and students across time zones. Build strong, business relationships that know no limits.

Enrolment intakes every two months

Study in any one of our six teaching periods each year. You only study one course at a time across each seven-week study period, meaning your learning is consolidated, focused and fast-paced.

Program overview

In the age of disruption, it's more important than ever for leaders to apply their creativity and innovative problem-solving abilities to improve business marketability and growth. RMIT Online’s Graduate Certificate in Business Administration exposes you to highly relevant coursework, the latest digital tools and techniques that will ensure you are prepared to meet this change head-on.

This online program covers the first four courses of the full masters and is the perfect postgraduate qualification to kick-start your leadership career. It also provides you with an opportunity to qualify your experience before applying for the masters degree.

*Global CEO Magazine 2018


Quick facts
Quick facts

(7 weeks each)

8 months intensive,

Jan, Mar, May, July, Aug, Oct

$4,680 per course, FEE-HELP available*

Program code: GC047KP19

^Number of courses and duration to be comprised depends on prior degree. Please see Entry Requirements or contact us for further details.

*Plus a capped Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) based on your credit point enrolment load.

What you will study

The RMIT Online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration program is comprised of four core courses, which make up part of the online Master of Business Administration program.

Get more information about what you will learn in each of these courses.

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Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, you may continue on to further study at master degree level. If you choose to progress into the online MBA degree program, you will have the opportunity to tailor your study by selecting electives from four contemporary minor areas: Design Thinking, Technology and Innovation, Leadership or Project Management.

One of our Student Enrolment Advisors can provide more information and discuss your individual circumstances.

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*If you do not meet the entry requirements for the 12 course masters, you may have the opportunity to enrol in a 16 course masters. See entry requirements for more details.

Graduate Certificate

4 Courses

or continue studying

Masters (12 courses)*

+8 Courses

with advanced standing

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Entry requirements

RMIT Online postgraduate students must meet minimum academic requirements, and international students must have a proficient level of English. You can find more details below. 


Academic requirements
English language requirements
Recognition of Prior Learning


1. An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher-level qualification, in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0);* or

2. An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher-level qualification, in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution and a GMAT overall minimum score of 550*.

3. If you do not meet the above entry requirement for the Graduate Certificate you may be considered if you have a minimum of 5 years full-time equivalent work experience. Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV).

*If your qualification was completed more than 10 years ago, you will need to provide evidence of ongoing professional work and/or professional development in the same discipline as the program for which you are seeking entry.

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International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University. For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT visit the English language requirements and equivalency information.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study. For more details on RMIT's on-campus programs, visit rmit.edu.au.

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Recognition of Prior Learning

RMIT assesses each student’s prior learning and qualifications to grant credit so you can complete your online postgraduate degree sooner. Your application will be decided on a case-by-case basis. RMIT aims to grant as much credit as possible at the time of offer, so it’s important to provide as much evidence of prior study and work experience as possible with your application.

Speak to our Enrolment Advisors to find out more.