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Graduate Certificate in Business Studies (GCBStudies)


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Title Graduate Certificate in Business Studies (GCBStudies)
Course Code C1144
Study Level Graduate Certificate
School School of Business and Governance
Academic Contacts http://www.murdoch.edu.au/contacts/academic/school/School_of_Business_and_Governance
Qualification Graduate Certificate in Business Studies (GCBStudies)
Duration 1 semester full-time
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch University Dubai (UAE) ['DUBAI-ISC'] (internal)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description This Graduate Certificate is ideal for those students who intend to undertake postgraduate coursework programs with the Murdoch University School of Business and Governance. It is an articulating pathway course for admission to postgraduate degrees including Master of Business Administration and Master of Professional Accounting and other awards at the discretion of the Academic Chair.
If previous studies are not equivalent to an AQF Level 7 then a GPA of 2.5, or equivalent, is required.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings This course is available to students with non-Australian Higher Education Qualifications assessed as at least AQF Level 6 with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or equivalent.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Admission Requirements: Offshore course offerings As per onshore
Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate advanced understanding of contemporary business practices.
2. Apply relevant data to critically analyse complex business decisions in a
global context.
3. Synthesise complex information to influence decision-making
4. Transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist
5. Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed
judgment, adaptability, and responsibility independently and with others.
Employment Prospects Completion of this program gives students the opportunity to undertake further postgraduate programs with the Murdoch School of Business and Governance, which may have career change or advancement benefits for graduates.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 12 credit points

Core Units - 12 credit points

MBS521 Academic Business Skills for Postgraduates - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal

TLC501 Communication Skills for Postgraduate Study - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
DUBAI-ISC: TSD-internal

MBS546 Business Finance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal

MBS539 Accounting for Managers - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal

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