Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA)

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA) is a 4 subject postgraduate award designed for students to gain advanced knowledge and skills in core business areas. Conceptually, the GCBA has been developed to provide graduates with the capacity to operate within a narrower range of business environments. It is also envisioned that the course will provide business knowledge to newly promoted managers in other industries and fields. Graduates will gain a range of important management related skills.

Course Design and Structure

The subjects and sequence for the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration are outlined below. Students will complete 4 compulsory core subjects, each of 6 credit points in value.

UNIT CODE Unit Name Credit Pts.
MBA601 Accounting for Managers 6
MBA602 Marketing Management 6
MPA503 Economics for Business 6
MBA603 Management, Leadership and Ethics 6

Learning Outcomes


The Graduate Certificate prepares graduates to identify, delineate and manage a range of complex challenges faced by organisations in the current and future business environment.



Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration will be able to:
– Conceptually and practically consolidate the key learning’s from selected foundational theories and materials from and including the following areas in accounting, management leadership, ethics, economics and marketing.



Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration will be able to:
– Critically evaluate a range of key foundational management theories from accounting, leadership, management, economics and marketing required in a range of business

– Apply their knowledge of a range of key business and management theories to identify and provide effective solutions

– Conceptually and practically integrate the learning outcomes from the key program competencies

– Communicate their understanding of the theoretical aspects of the management administration discipline within curriculum constraints.

– Interpret and effectively communicate complex business administration information for selected audiences.


Application of knowledge and skills

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration will be able to:
– Demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through the provision of expert and informed advice from a range of sources for business decision-making

– Apply leadership, communication and interpersonal knowledge and skills to operate effectively across a range of business settings.

Learning Pathways

Students who successfully complete the GCBA will be eligible to enroll in the MBA at TIIS. Students may also be interested in transferring to other awards. TIIS academic staff will provide guidance for interested students.

Subject Descriptions


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