8 months, intensive part-time
$4,120 per course, FEE-HELP available
Study Periods
Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Oct
4 (7 weeks each)

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’s online 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

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 details

What you will study

The RMIT Graduate Certificate in Business Administration comprises four core courses, which make up the online Master of Business Administration program:

  • Design Thinking for Business 
  • Leadership & Management 
  • Marketing for Managers
  • Financial Analytics for Managerial Decisions 

For more information about what you will learn in each of these courses, download the brochure.

Entry requirements

An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher level qualification, in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution, or

If you do not meet the above entry requirement for the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, 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).

English language

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


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 concentration areas: Design Thinking, Technology and Innovation, Leadership or Project Management.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online MBA 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.



Download your course guide

For more details about RMIT's Graduate Certificate and Master of Business Administration online programs, complete the form at the top of the page to download your brochure. You'll receive in-depth information on:

  • Entry criteria
  • Start dates and duration
  • Fees and financing options
  • Courses and assessment types
  • Student support
  • Career pathways 

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