Who should study ECU’s Graduate Certificate of Business Administration?

Our Graduate Certificate of Business Administration is a great option for future leaders who want to build a strong foundation in business and develop their leadership capabilities.

Upon successfully completing your graduate certificate, you can continue your education to gain your Graduate Diploma or Master of Business Administration.

Already have a bachelor's degree in Business or Commerce? You might be interested in our fast-tracked Master of Business Administration, which you can complete in only nine units. Reach out to a Student Enrolment Advisor to find out if you are eligible.

Why study a Graduate Certificate of Business Administration with ECU Online?

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    Focus on the human side of business

    Transform your career and your organisation through human-centred business practices. Dedicate yourself to your personal growth and build your expertise across business functions.
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    Study with a top business school

    The Business disciplines at ECU are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, which is synonymous with excellence in business education. Less than 6 per cent of the world’s schools offering business degree programs hold accreditation with AACSB International.
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    Accessible, flexible and accelerated

    This accessible, flexible course is accelerated and 100% online, so your study fits your busy schedule. Study one unit at a time over each seven-week study period. 

What you will learn

Human-focused leadership​

Learn to engage, support and empower individuals, teams and organisations. Develop the skills you need to manage relationships effectively.

Expertise across business functions​

Build the broad skillset required of leaders in contemporary organisations and be able to support a diverse range of business functions. Understand and leverage strategic marketing concepts. Analyse financial performance and risk from multiple perspectives.



Rankings and accreditations

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    2023 Good Universities Guide

    ECU was rated five stars for Postgraduate Overall Experience​.
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    2023 THE Subject Rankings

    ECU has ranked in the top 250 universities in the world for Business and Economic studies.
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    AACSB International Accredited

    The Business disciplines at ECU are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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    2023 AFR BOSS Best Business Schools list

    ECU ranked the second best in the nation for its teaching and research quality and the best in Western Australia.



Career outcomes

Upon successfully completing the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration online, you will have the skills and knowledge to succeed in a number of roles including:

  • Manager 
  • Project Leader 
  • Development Coordinator 
  • Consultant 

You will also be able to apply your skills in a variety of different fields, including construction, healthcare, education, entrepreneurship, energy and natural resources, and small business. 

According to Glassdoor, the average salary for a manager in Australia is $120,000.

What you will study

The online Graduate Certificate of Business Administration consists of three units.   

Graduate Certificate of Business Administration Core Units
  • Managing People and Organisations
  • Marketing for Leaders
  • Financial Performance, Accountability and Risk

Entry criteria

Admission requirements

To gain entry to the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration online, you will need:

  • A bachelor’s degree OR; ​
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience. ​​
  • Applicants must also meet English Language Requirements (Band 4). This can include IELTS Academic - Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0).

Meet your MBA Program Director

Dr Judy Lundy

Director of the Master of Business Administration program at the School of Business and Law

Dr Judy Lundy has a long career in the education, consulting and hospitality sectors and has taught HRM, Organisational Behaviour and Change Management in leading business and hospitality schools in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and The Netherlands.  

Dr Lundy is passionate about building adaptive, inclusive and thriving workplaces through developing inclusive leaders and workplace practices which maximise benefits for individuals and organisations. Her aspirations as a faculty member in the School of Business and Law are to help shape future leaders who will help transform workplaces to meet the needs of increasingly diverse workforces. She has a DBA from University of Newcastle, an MBA (HRM) from University of New England and a Bachelor of Adult Education from the University of Canberra. 

Dr Esmé Franken

Fees and FEE-HELP

The cost of our Graduate Certificate of Business Administration is $14,220* for all three units.

To assist with some or all of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their postgraduate tuition fees.

To find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP, you can contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisors on 1300 707 760.

*2024 student fees are shown and are subject to change.