The Graduate Certificate in Business is comprised of four foundation subjects.
Students will select 4 from a range of 6 x 12.5 credit point intensively delivered online subjects.
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Business may be eligible to progress to the Master of Management suite of programs.
Subjects can be done in any order.
There are no pre-requisites.
Students wishing to apply to join the Master of Management following successful completion of the certificate should refer to the Master of Management suite of programs to ensure they have completed correct subjects for credit towards their preferred specialisation.
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|Accounting Analysis and DecisionsElective||12.5|
Accounting Analysis and Decisions
This online subject is designed to enable students to be informed users of accounting information of all types. It is divided into three parts. The first part of the subject covers the basic concepts in accounting and the terminology used by accountants. The second part deals with concepts associated with the financial reports prepared primarily for external users such as financial analysts, creditors (such as bankers), and shareholders. In this section reference is made to local and international accounting standards. The third part of the subject covers the basic concepts associated with information for managers within the firm. This includes basic cost concepts, product costing, and t...
Detailed Information ACCT90040
|Business Analytics & Decision MakingElective||12.5|
Business Analytics & Decision Making
This subject introduces students to the different types of information that business analysts and decision makers gather, and how that information is processed to make effective business decisions. A wide range of strategic and operational business problems and decisions will be considered, from fields such as financial management, marketing, human resource management, supply chain management and international business. The subject explores how organisations gather and generate multiple forms of information, and how this information is analysed and converted into useful knowledge via individual judgement and organisational learning processes. In applying empirical and analytical approache...
|Economics of Markets and OrganisationsElective||12.5|
Economics of Markets and Organisations
The subject provides an introduction to the fundamentals of microeconomics and strategy, and applies this knowledge to a number of business and management issues. Topics to be covered include: the working of competitive markets and the determination of market prices and quantities; the organisation of the firm and various measures of the costs of production; business strategies and market outcomes in different market environments; and public policy towards business in the presence of “external costs” in production.
Detailed Information ECON90077
This subject is designed to equip students with the tools necessary to enable them to make the core decisions faced by managers and investors. The first part of the subject deals with establishing the environment in which organizations operate, namely the objectives of the suppliers of financial and human capital. The subject then considers the basic tools commonly employed by financial managers and investors including discounted cash flow techniques and financial mathematics. Measures and definitions of alternative forms of risk are considered and the relation between risk and expected reward in capital markets is established. Finally, the subject considers the important decisions faced ...
|Managing for Value CreationElective||12.5|
Managing for Value Creation
This subject exposes students to an integrated perspective of the firm, how it interfaces with its environment, and how it creates and sustains value. Critical to the creation of value is the way a firm interacts with its various stakeholders. The subject builds a conceptual framework to examine the choices managers face in determining how best to create value, and how these choices may be shaped by key stakeholders including: government, society, trading partners, customers, employees and competitors. A key focus of this subject is on value creation as a cross disciplinary and cross firm activity. As such, the focus is on value creation from multiple disciplinary perspectives including s...
|Empirical Methods for BusinessElective||12.5|
Empirical Methods for Business
The subject introduces students without a strong mathematical background to some of the methods used to collect, present and analyse data and to provide illustrative applications to decision problems faced by business managers. Topics will be chosen from: sources of data; sampling and collection of primary data; presentation and summary measures of data; random variation of data and some implications for hypothesis testing and forecasting; an introduction to decision models with uncertainty; the use and interpretation of estimated regression equations; some forecasting methods used by business.