The experience


Online learning

As a student at a school committed to professional, continuing and executive education, you’ll have access to high-quality online education tools – all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

Your virtual classroom is academically robust and designed to prepare you for competition in your field. You will expand your skills and knowledge via innovative technologies like webinars, podcasts and moderated discussion forums.

Why study online?

The online learning environment has been carefully devised by expert academics, alongside learning designers and technology specialists, to facilitate an interactive and flexible student experience.

At the University of Melbourne, you will have access to the best minds and a dynamic peer group. Throughout the course you will be able to engage closely with fellow online students and share your knowledge with each other.

Gain access to the highest levels of support

From your initial expression of interest right through to graduation, you’ll receive all the technical support you need.

Don’t be surprised if you learn our student support team members by name – they are dedicated, personal and friendly and they understand that every student experience is unique. If a challenge arises, they’ll do everything in their power to assist you so that you can continue to have an excellent learning experience.

Our online student support consultants can assist with:

  • Enrolment and subject assistance
  • Administrative logistics and fee options
  • Technical support, regular health checks, and technical support during live webinars
  • Online learning skills and workload management
  • Special circumstances.

Who will you learn from

Developed by Melbourne Business School, the certificate is delivered by some of the School’s leading academic experts.

Learn more about the academics.


Miranda Spencer

Once you’re in the professional world, finding time to study can be a challenge. When it comes to creating that work-study-life balance, convenient, flexible study options are key. Melbourne Business School’s Graduate Certificate in Business was designed to fill just this niche.

Miranda Spencer is an architect at Resource Architecture, a firm that focuses on how workplace design can support the strategy and goals of a business. Most recently, she’s taken on an interest in the business side of her company. For Miranda, the Graduate Certificate in Business offered an opportunity to transition back into study and expand her skill set.

“It’s been seven years since I finished my masters in Architecture; I thought the GCBus was a good transition, a soft start back into study. The course gives you a general understanding of business, and a taste of its different aspects, such as marketing and accounting. I’d like to continue studying afterwards, so it’s helping me get an idea of what I might focus on in the future. I have a creative background, so I’m quite attracted to marketing.”

The next step for Miranda is a return to her hometown of Adelaide, to set up a new location for Resource Architecture. It’s an opportunity to put some of her new skills and business acumen into practice.

“It’s an exciting time for us. I’ll be working on designs, then I'll get more into the project management aspect, while overseeing everything. I like to be hands-on and make things happen.”

The online delivery of the GCBus means the move won’t interrupt her studies, and its flexible structure means she can balance work, life, and study through the transition.

“The set-up of the course is fantastic. Being online means I can do the work from anywhere, and the format of the platform is really working for me. The work’s broken up into modules, so you can do a bit when you’ve got time, then if you get caught up with work or travel you can come back and you know where you’re up to,” she says. “The study load is manageable; I’ve been working full-time, then I probably study three nights a week, and occasionally a little bit on the weekends.”