Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Qualification: Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Do you want to advance your career, develop specialised knowledge, and sharpen your business abilities to become a future business leader? You can get all you need with our graduate certificate in business administration program.

Key Information

Duration and course structure

4 months, 1 trimester full-time or

8 months, 2 trimesters part-time (12 credits)

Intake dates

January, May, September

Mode of delivery

On Campus



Tuition Fee for the Entire Course (AED):


Tuition fees are inclusive of VAT.

About the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is a nested qualification within the Master of Business Administration (MBA). It will provide you with the opportunity to develop the analytical skills needed to make sound business decisions. You will focus on the management of organisations and have the opportunity to choose units in two other key business disciplines. The postgraduate certificate program in business administration is a good choice if you are looking to trial part of an MBA and boost your knowledge in business management. The course is also a good choice if you aren’t from a business background and would like to gain business management skills to further your career.

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration can be completed in one trimester of full-time study or part time equivalent. You can study four core units towards our Master of Business Administration  and exit with a graduate qualification, giving you a competitive edge in the marketplace. Or you can choose to continue your postgraduate studies with our MBA certificate. 

4 reasons to study a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration at Murdoch

  1. Customise your course with the ability to choose from different areas to create your own unique specialisation based on your career goals and aspirations.
  2. If you’re looking to continue on and complete an MBA certificate, you can complete it in as little as 18 months, using the four core units completed in this course.
  3. Benefit from our links with the Asia Research Centre and Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability as you learn the business skills and social skills to lead global enterprises.
  4. The cost is much lower when compared to the benefits you would receive from a postgraduate certificate in business administration program.

How will a Certification in Business Administration develop my skills?

You will build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover during the business administration graduate certificate program include:

  • Accounting for managers
  • Business finance
  • A specialist area of your choice

Is a Business Administration Certificate worth it?

A postgraduate qualification can help you further your current career and move into a more senior role or help you change career paths to pursue new opportunities. Depending on your own situation and career aspirations, there are many careers and positions that this course can lead to. Careers could include:

  • Operations Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Strategy Manager
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Finance Manager

Faculty profiles – Business

Dr Leena is a highly accomplished professional in Supply Chain Management, International Business, and Marketing. A doctorate in Supply Chain Management from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, India. Leena completed her Post – Graduate Diploma in Foreign Trade from Symbiosis University, Pune, India . She also holds Master is Business Management (Specialization Marketing ) from the University of Ajmer ( India)

She holds extensive teaching, research, training, and program management experience across the UAE.  Dr Leena actively contributes to case study development for the UK case study centre and has published research work internationally. Her research interests encompass Reverse Supply Chain, Green and Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Consumer Behavioural aspects in Supply Chain Management, International Business,  and Strategic Management.

Dr Leena brings 17 years of corporate experience working with renowned multinational companies, including John Deere Inc, DHL Danzas, Garware Technical Fibres, and Cipla Health Limited. Her expertise lies in the areas of Supply Chain Management and International Marketing. As an educator, she teaches various subjects, including Global Management, International Business, Sustainability, Business and Society, and Strategic Management for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Dr Leena's teaching interests extend to Global Business, Strategic excellence ,Supply Chain Management and Sustainability .