Graduate Certificate in Business Research

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Graduate Certificate in Business Research


Program summary

Solve real-world business problems.

This is a great opportunity to bring heart and mind together and create a pathway for you to shine in research.

You have a hankering to undertake an important research project in the field of business, but you haven’t yet acquired the high level research techniques needed to move forward.

Or, perhaps you are a Masters graduate and are looking for an entry ticket into a research higher degree program.

USC offers this course to help you close those gaps and get a business research degree. In this Graduate Certificate, we deliver four courses, covering research concepts, design and methodology.

During the program, you work with USC academic staff to more fully develop proposed research topics.

It only takes four months to complete and by the end of the course you have a much clearer idea about your plans for higher degree research studies.

Admission requirements

  1. Completion of an undergraduate degree in Business or a related field or enrolment in (or completion of) a coursework Masters degree such as an MBA.
  2. Candidates whose first language is other than English must demonstrate an appropriate level of English proficiency. Refer to the English language requirements.


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What will I study

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Program structure

Required courses (4)

BUS512 Introduction to Research Concepts and Design
BUS513 The Literature Review
BUS514 Qualitative Research Methods
BUS515 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 48

Recommended study sequence

This recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students in previous structures should use this sequence to inform order of courses and current course details. For courses in your commencing structure not included in the current sequence, search the course code for current course offerings and requisites.

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the Program Structure
Program notes
  • Not available to international students on a Student visa

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students
  1. Download and complete the Application for postgraduate coursework form and submit directly to USC.
  2. Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
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How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in your courses.

Continuing students

Before you enrol, visit Planning your study to plan your study to make sure you study the right courses at the right time so you can finish your degree when you plan to.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

More information

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