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Graduate Certificate in Business

- GC-BUSI Graduate Certificate in Business
Location Curtin Singapore campus
Study method On-campus
Study mode Full-time or part-time
Intake TBA
Duration 6 months full-time or 12 months part-time

Gain advanced knowledge of business theory and practice.

This serves as your entry pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA), but can also be taken as a challenging stand-alone course.

It offers you a foundation in leadership studies, business management and organisational behaviour. This course is tailored to give students a firm grounding in the basics of business theory and practice and is designed as a possible entry point to further postgraduate study or as a challenging stand-alone course. Upon completion, students are encouraged to continue their studies in the  Master of Business Administration.

What you’ll learn

  • Access and critique contemporary business theories, concepts and principles and be able to apply these to add value in a group of organisational environment
  • Effectively communicate in a variety of modes to gather, advise or influence stakeholders for a desired outcome
  • Formulate responsible management and leadership decisions that are evidence-based and supported by a critical evaluation of markets, human resources, and/ or accounting information.
  • Critically review personal, professional, team and organisational practices for opportunities to innovate, or apply principles of ethics, sustainability or corporate social responsibility.

Note: Graduates from the Curtin Graduate Certificate in Business with a CWA of at least 70% will be considered qualified for entry to the MBA and will be required to only complete a further 8 units to gain their MBA.

Admission criteria

  • For applicants without an undergraduate degree, a minimum age of 30 and eight years of professional work experience including five years in a managerial capacity.
  • Or, a bachelor degree, plus at least a minimum of five years of professional work experience including three years in a managerial capacity.
  • All applicants will need to submit a copy of their CV/Resume highlighting prior work experience and roles that they have held.

Minimum English language entry requirements

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)    
Overall band score6.5

Other notes

View the full list of entry requirements.


Tuition feeFee before 9% GSTFee including 9% GST
Total tuition feeS$12,400$13,516

Fees listed are indicative and subject to annual increases.

View our fees and charges page for full details.

Career opportunities

Career information


  • Analyst
  • Business administration manager
  • Management consultant
  • Managing director
  • Project manager


  • Banking and finance
  • Consultancy
  • Education
  • Government
  • Health care
  • Not-for-profit
  • Private business
  • Public relations
  • Resources and renewables
  • Retail
  • Service industries

Course Structure

Credits needed to graduate: 100.
Each unit is 25 credits unless stated otherwise.