The Graduate Certificate in Research (Business) is an 18-unit program which is offered by the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
It articulates with the 36-unit Graduate Diploma in Research (Business) and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the two awards.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or an equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
Applicants with an undergraduate degree only, must demonstrate a GPA equivalent of at least 5.25.
Applicants must normally demonstrate competence in the area they wish to pursue research, (eg their major) through achieving the equivalent of 18 units of DN or better in that area. Applicants who hold a coursework masters degree in addition to their undergraduate degree, must demonstrate a GPA equivalent of at least 5.25 in their coursework masters degree.
Students whose first degree was not taught in the English language are required to demonstrate proficiency in English (IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each section, TOEFL of 580 with 50 in each section).
The course is designed for graduates with a Bachelors degree in a business-related area from a recognised university, but no Honours or other research experience. The course aims to develop students’ understanding of research issues and methods, including ethical responsibilities and regulations. Students will develop a high level problem solving, analytical and writing skills.
Graduates will be able to:
- prepare a research proposal
- conduct a literature review
- produce a piece of academic research
- demonstrate sufficient knowledge for more detailed study in business research at the Masters level.
Program of study
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Research (Business) a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
BUSN9245 Business Research Methods (4.5 units)
Plus one of either Business Research Paper (4.5 units) or Business Research Project (9 units):
Plus one or two of the following topics (to make a total of 18 units):
BUSN9223 Investments and Portfolio Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9226 Accounting for Managers (4.5 units)
BUSN9228 Strategic Marketing (4.5 units)
BUSN9229 Sustainability and Ethics in Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9230 Economics for Business (4.5 units)
BUSN9231 Global Business Context (4.5 units)
BUSN9232 Strategic Decision Making (4.5 units)
BUSN9234 Project Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9235 Managing Negotiations (4.5 units)
BUSN9236 Leadership: Theory, Practice and Experience (4.5 units)
BUSN9237 Financial Markets and Institutions (4.5 units)
BUSN9238 Advanced Issues in Finance (4.5 units)
BUSN9239 International Business in the Asia Pacific Region (4.5 units)
BUSN9241 International Business Finance (4.5 units)
BUSN9242 International Human Resources Management (4.5 units)
BUSN9243 International Marketing and Export Management (4.5 units)
INTR9061 Governance and the new Political Economy of East Asia (4.5 units)
POAD9022 Public Management (4.5 units)
POAD9034 Risk Management - Principles and Practice (4.5 units)
POAD9037 Financial Management (4.5 units)
or other Masters level topics with permission from the Associate Dean (Research)