Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Provided by Kaplan Higher Education Academy


Awarded by Murdoch University

Course introduction


The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration provides the opportunity to develop advanced analytical skills needed to make sound business decisions. It focuses on the management of organisations and provides unit choices in two other key business disciplines.

The Murdoch Advantage

  • World’s Top 100 Universities under 50 years old by Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019 – Top 351 Global Universities under 50 years old
  • Top 100 Best Universities in the Asia-Pacific region by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019
  • Murdoch University Faculty
The collective expertise of Murdoch University Singapore Office’s teaching staff, comprising both industry experts and academics with PhD qualifications, allows students to gain practical learning and critical thinking skills.
  • Flexible Study Schedule
You have the flexibility to plan your own schedule and study at your own pace.
  • Professional Accreditation, Recognition & Memberships
The programmes are accredited and recognised by professional bodies.
  • Technology-integrated Learning
Technology-integrated learning refers to a study experience in which students achieve a given set of learning outcomes by interacting in more than one medium. This approach involves the meaningful and balanced use of digital media such as recorded lectures, podcasts, text or graphics, with other elements such as a video or quiz. It may even encompass active learning methods such as student-generated blogs, where appropriate.

With technology-integrated learning, students will not only reap the benefits of face-to-face guidance and collaboration but also – in carrying out some of their learning online – benefit from added flexibility and control over the time, place, path and pace of learning.
  • Studiosity – an on-demand, study-support service
Students will be given additional academic support via the access to Studiosity which is an on-demand, study-support service. Trained network subject specialists are available to offer you help.
  • Murdoch University is recognised by the Australian government
  • Member of The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Core Units
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

MBS539 Accounting for Managers
MBS546 Business Finance

Elective Units (Choose 1-2 units depending on the number of credit points)
MBS662 Business, Society and The Environment
MBS686 Economics and Business Strategy
MBS673 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
MBS661 Global Business in the Asian Century
MBS663 Leading the Engaged Enterprise
MBS684 Managing Strategic Risks and Projects
MBS538 Organisational Behaviour and Management
MBS537 Strategic Marketing Management
MBS574 Strategic Research in International Markets


Entry Requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration programme accepts the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Other professional qualifications will be assessed on a case-bycase basis
  • Mature applicants who are Diploma holders with a minimum of 10 years of relevant working experience can be considered
In all cases, the final decision for admission to the programme rests with Murdoch University
  • Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement, which can be found here: –


Applicants are required to complete the application by providing:
  • Duly completed and signed application form
  • List of qualifications, certificates and proof of official transcript from each institution attended (Certified copy of the official transcript is acceptable)
  • Photocopy of passport or identification card
  • 1 passport-sized photograph
  • Programme application fee
Please note that the application is not complete without all the items stated above. As the programme involves regular use of internet, email and other online resources, students must possess a personal computer and have an internet connection to access materials electronically from the university and to participate in appropriate pedagogic interaction.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Delivery Method

Students will attend a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in this programme. This Graduate Certificate in Business Administration programme consists of 4 units and may be completed in 4 months.

Assessment Methods

Units can be assessed by any combination of in-class participation, written assignments, individual group project work, in-term tests and the final examination. Examinations are held after office hours or on weekends. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.

Graduation & Recognition

Students who successfully complete and pass the units stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Murdoch University. The Graduate Certificate will be the same as that awarded to on-campus graduates in Australia.

Students can gain direct entry to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme and are required to complete another 4 units. Upon successful completion of the MBA, students will be awarded the Master of Business Administration from Murdoch University.

Commencement Month

There are 3 intakes per year:
– January
– May
– September

 Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedules.

Programme Duration

Part-time programme: 4 months

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees

The total fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

  • Programme fee: S$7,661.20 payable in 1 instalments
  • Receive S$400 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join apply for a Master’s our Degree programme. T&Cs apply. Please refer

Education Loan

Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs
  • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
  • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
  • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.

Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years

For more information, you may contact Maybank Education Loan or OCBC Frank Education Loan. T&Cs apply, subject to bank’s approval.

Non-tuition Fees

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
  • Application fee: S$181.90
All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subject to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 28 February 2020. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.