Graduate Certificate of Business (GCB)
Your pathway to UTS MBA
First trimester at Aspire Institute and your second, third and fourth semesters at UTS.
Your pathway to one of the highest ranked postgraduate programs in Australia. Successfully complete a Graduate Certificate of Business (GCB18) at Aspire Institute and be eligible to receive advanced standing for 4 subjects credit in the UTS MBA.*
The Graduate Certificate of Business is your pathway into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Technology Sydney, one of the highest ranked postgraduate programs in Australia. There are 16 subjects to complete your UTS MBA. That means you only need to successfully complete 12 more subjects at UTS to graduate with an MBA.
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|Aspire Course Name
|Graduate Certificate of Business
|City Campus & Northern Beaches Campus
|ACCELERATED: 14 Weeks (1 Trimester)
[FULL-TIME option: 35 Weeks (2 Trimesters, including breaks)]
|on campus | online*
|Main Intakes: February, May, August
Mid-Term Intakes: March, June, October & December
|Annual Indicative Enrolments
|64 new enrolments in 2022
|UTS Course Name
|Master of Business Administration
|UTS Course Code
|CRICOS Course Code
FULL-TIME: Aspire Institute 35 weeks + UTS MBA 1.5 years = 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time
ACCELERATED: Aspire Institute 14 weeks + UTS MBA 1.5 years = < 2 years
*Fees are subject to change annually
|Accounting for Business Decisions
|Economics and Finance for Business
|Managing in the Global Context
Successfully complete 12 more subjects at UTS to graduate with an MBA.
The UTS MBA is designed for early career professionals seeking to either extend their knowledge and capabilities into managerial roles, or to change careers into a new field of business. All MBA subjects are approved by an industry board that insists on ‘relevance to workplace’ as a pre-eminent subject design principle. The MBA provides knowledge and skills that are essential for superior management performance.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ASPIRE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF BUSINESS (GCB18)
REQUIRED FOR PACKAGED VISA WITH INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT SYDNEY
Applicants must meet one (1) of the following criteria:
A Successful completion of a bachelor degree from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent
B Successful completion of an overseas higher education course of at least three years duration (minimum AQF Level 6 or equivalent), with a minimum credit grade average.
C At least five (5) years appropriate full-time managerial or professional experience. Applicants must demonstrate a recognisable level of responsibility as part of their work experience. Position accountability in a range of areas such as budgeting, staffing, project management, financial management or other relevant supervisory experience should be evident in the applicant’s work history. While senior levels of volunteer experience may be considered, normally the majority of the work should be in a paid, full-time capacity.
D Successful completion of at least two award or at least two non-award subjects (at AQF Level 8 or above) from an Australian higher education institution or overseas equivalent.
IELTS (academic) Overall 6.0; Writing 5.5; Speaking 5.5
TOEFL i-BT Overall 69; Writing 19; Speaking 17
Pearson (academic) Overall 50; Writing 42; Speaking 42
Common European Framework (CEFR) B2
Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) Overall 169; Writing 162; Speaking 162
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Overall 169; Writing 162; Speaking 162
English assessment administered by the ICMS A satisfactory score ICMS indicating that no further English instruction is required to meet the entry requirements of the intended course of study
REQUIRED FOR PACKAGED VISA WITH UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
a) Receive an unconditional letter of offer for the Graduate Certificate of Business; and
b) Have a qualification equivalent to an AQF Bachelor Degree, or an AQF Associate Degree according to the Department of Education
and Training (DET) – Country Education Profiles *; and
c) Meet the UTS English language requirement for entry into the MBA; and
d) Apply through UTS approved agents and Aspire Institute agents. Direct applicants will not be accepted; and
e) Not be prohibited under local or international legislation including the Australian Sanctions law or United Nations sanctions regime.
* UTS will not approve package requests from applicants who are qualified for direct entry into the UTS MBA.
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall, Writing 6.0
TOEFL (Internet-based): 79-93 Overall, Writing 21
PTE (Academic): 58-64
ARTICULATION REQUIREMENTS FOR UTS MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Students commencing in 2019 will need to successfully complete the Graduate Certificate with a WAM of 65% and at least 75% of
subjects are completed at a pass level or better.
Students commencing in 2020 and onwards will need to successfully complete the Graduate Certificate with at least 75% of
subjects completed at a pass level or better.