Graduate Certificate in Business Research - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Graduate Certificate in Business Research

Solve real-world business problems and take your first step into specialised business research. This four-course graduate certificate is designed to build your knowledge, skills and training in key business-related research methods.

In this program you will:

  • Provides the foundation for entry into a postgraduate research program
  • Work with experienced academics to develop your research topic, and plan and draft a literature review
  • Receive a thorough grounding in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies

Location

Duration

4 months 4 months Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.

Indicative fees

Indicative 2022 fees ($AUD)

A$11,811 Fee-paying
Fee-paying

Start

  • Semester 1

Start
  • Semester 1
Delivery mode
  • Online
Total courses
4
Total units
48
Duration
4 months 4 months
USC program code
BU508
Program coordinator
Program structure
Required courses (4) 48 units

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

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

Study sequences

This study sequence reflects the current program structure. Continuing students must follow their commencing structure, which can be found in the previous student handbooks.

Career opportunities

  • Business research
  • Pathway to further postgraduate studies

Fee-paying estimate
A$11,811

Postgraduate coursework places

All postgraduate coursework programs are subject to tuition fees unless the postgraduate program is offered under Commonwealth support arrangements.

Eligible students (Australian citizens, permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand Citizens who hold a Special Category Visa and meet the eligibility requirements) may seek assistance to defer payment via a FEE-HELP loan.

Domestic applicants apply for admission direct to USC.

Find out about how to apply and key application closing dates.

Complete in just four months full-time
Be matched to a suitable, experienced mentor
Flexible learning options
Cherrell Picton
Cherrell Picton

Student story

"I went into the EMBA looking to build my existing business skills so I could better help social impact organisations in developing nations become more sustainable through the volunteer work I do with a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade-funded program".