Your pathway to UTS MBA

Graduate Certificate of Business

Your pathway to an MBA at UTS

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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Curriculum Summary

Aspire Course NameGraduate Certificate of Business
Course CodeGCB18
CRICOS Code078930B
UAC code900140
Accreditation StatusActive
AQF Level8
CampusCity Campus & Northern Beaches Campus
DurationACCELERATED: 14 Weeks (1 Trimester)
[FULL-TIME option: 35 Weeks (2 Trimesters, including breaks)]
Industry TrainingN/A
FEE-HelpDFEE
Study Modeon campus | online
StartMain Intakes: February, May, August
Mid-Term Intakes: March, June, October & December
Annual Indicative Enrolments28 new enrolments in 2020
UTS Course NameMaster of Business Administration
UTS Course CodeC04018
CRICOS Course Code025004A

Duration:

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:

Graduate Certificate of Business Fees

Master of Business Administration Fees 2019 (UTS)

*Fees are subject to change annually

Course Structure

TrimesterProviderSubject CodeSubject NameCredit Points
T1AspireACC601Accounting for Business Decisions4
T1AspireMKT601Contemporary Marketing4
T1AspireECO600Economics and Finance for Business4
T1AspireMGT604Managing in the Global Context4

Successfully complete 12 more subjects at UTS to graduate with an MBA.

About UTS

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.

English Language

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

OR

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.

English Language

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall, Writing 6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based): 79-93 Overall, Writing 21

PTE (Academic): 58-64

CAE: 176-184

AE5: PASS

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.

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