Why study the RMIT Online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration?

Gain the leadership skills to navigate the future of business

Tackle business challenges head-on by applying future-focused leadership styles and techniques. Foster resilient teams and drive organisational success and growth to your organisation.

Develop creative problem-solving skills and innovative thought processes

Embrace the latest developments in critical, creative and ethical thinking, integrating design thinking methodologies to transform everyday scenarios and corporate challenges into avenues for growth.

Extend your business networks within Australia and beyond

Study in an interactive, supportive online environment that promotes collaboration and innovation. Build your professional network both within Australia and around the world through industry connections with RMIT Online academics, professionals and peers.

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 and the latest digital tools and techniques that will ensure you are prepared to meet this change head-on.  

This certificate in business administration covers the first four courses of the full master’s degree and is the perfect postgraduate qualification to kick-start your leadership career. By completing the Graduate Certificate Business Administration, you will have the opportunity to qualify your experience before applying for the Master of Business Administration



Quick facts
Quick facts

(7 weeks each)

8 months part-time (minimum)^

Jan, Mar, May, July, Aug, Oct

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

Program code: GC047KP19

^Number of HR analytics 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

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

Pathways and Credit

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, you may continue on to further study at master's 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 six contemporary minor areas: Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, Leadership, Project Management, Sustainable Enterprise or People Analytics. 

Completion of an additional 8–12 courses at a master's degree level affords you both graduate certificate and master’s qualifications. 

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

Speak to our Enrolment Advisors to find out more.

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


Career Outcomes

Completing the MBA at RMIT Online unlocks a world of possibilities and expands your professional potential. As a graduate, you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in various roles, and the opportunities available to you will continue to grow.

Here are some examples of the roles you will be ready to step into and their expected growth and salary range for the next five years.

Source attribution: Job Outlook, SEEK.

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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


An Australian bachelor’s 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)*. 


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

If you do not meet the above entry requirement for the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration, you may be considered if you have a minimum of five 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.

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 Online’s Graduate Certificate in Business Administration does not meet Australia’s 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.

Not sure? Talk to us 

RMIT assesses each student’s prior learning and qualifications to grant credit so you can complete your online postgraduate degree sooner. Applications 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.