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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Graduate Certificate of Business Research represents an exit point for those candidates enrolled in the MBR who choose not to complete the final three semesters of study in the a research masters.

The GCBR provides students with specialised knowledge and advanced research skills, and incorporates the identification and discussion of a wide range of theoretical and empirical research methods.

This course will equip students with the skills to pursue employment opportunities with commercial research employers seeking research insights in business environments.

DURATION

0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

DELIVERY SITE

On campus South Eveleigh NSW

APPLICATION DATE

Refer to key dates

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent with a minimum Credit average (65% or more). OR
  • Complete study of at least 8 subjects in an AQF level 8 or above course in Australia with a minimum Credit average (65% or more). OR
  • Eight years' full-time relevant work experience as approved by the Higher Degree Research Committee

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

CREDIT ARRANGEMENT

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available and will be assessed in accordance with IMC's RPL policy and procedure. Please refer to the Application for Recognition of Prior Learning and the RPL policy and procedure for further details.

COURSE STRUCTURE

This course contains 4 core subjects relating to research.

Core Subjects

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Research Business, a student must complete an aggregate of 4 core subjects (24 units of credit).


ASSESSMENT METHODS

Assessment methods are designed to encourage learning, provide feedback and measure achievement of unit learning outcomes. Forms of assessment vary among units and include research reports, projects, essays, group work, presentations, problem solving and case studies as well as tests, quizzes and examinations. Students may be required to complete assessment tasks alone or in groups to encourage development of generic skills. Assessments generally require a written submission but may include an oral presentation. In capstone units, assessments may include industry engagement and an extensive report.

PATHWAY TO EMPLOYMENT / FURTHER LEARNING

According to Graduate Careers Australia, Graduate Salaries Report 2014, median salaries for postgraduates with a postgraduate certificate qualification in Business is approximately $92,000.

The average salary for an employee with a business research degree in 2015, according to PayScale, is between $48,000 and $96,071.

The Graduate Certificate of Business Research is designed to prepare students for one of the research higher degrees. Graduates may be able to move on to the Graduate Diploma in Business Research Methods, a PhD or a Master of Philosophy Program.