Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Graduate Certificate in Business (Integrated Marketing Communication)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 031769E

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

Highlights

  • Develop tradeable knowledge and strategic thinking to advance or change your career.
  • Develop knowledge of strategic integration of public relations, advertising, promotion, direct marketing and personal selling.
  • Study consumer behaviour and integrated marketing communication as core units and choose two of the following units: marketing management, public relations management and advertising management.
  • Prepares you for a career in consultancies, government or private sector organisations, working in publicity, event management, brand management, advertising or direct marketing.
  • Opportunities to progress on to the Master of Business.
  • Complete online or on campus in 1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time
  • Find out more at our upcoming MBA and Postgraduate Business Information Event.

What to expect

If you are interested in advertising, promotions or communications, you should consider an Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) major.

IMC focuses on the strategic integration of the functions of public relations, advertising, promotion, direct marketing and personal selling to achieve brand equity and increase the effectiveness of promotional communications with target audiences.

You will be equipped to confront the fragmentation of mass markets, the explosion of new technologies that give consumers more control over the communication process, the emergence of global markets, and the rapid changes in economic conditions within which organisations operate.

As a graduate you will have the necessary skills and knowledge to make a decision on planning, research and execution of IMC programs to address real business needs.

The Graduate Certificate in Business is an excellent re-introduction to tertiary learning and an opportunity to update skills or, as one-quarter of the Master of Business program, a pathway to higher level study.

Business advantage

The QUT Business School’s Business Advantage program is a free program offered to all business students. It can help you develop skills through interaction, discussion, cooperation and debate with other students, business, government, education and community leaders. The program includes: guest presentations from inspiring industry, community and university leaders; sessions focused on specific social and professional skills; challenging interaction aimed at developing skills through new experiences; and provides a certificate of completion for students to include in their resume or portfolio. Not only does this program offer you excellent networking opportunities, but also the opportunity to gain highly relevant experiences and skills that you can apply throughout your career.

Careers and outcomes

You will have the opportunity to take a contemporary qualification into the marketplace. Many graduates begin in consultancies as account executives or in government or private sector organisations performing a variety of roles from publicity through to events management, product launches and brand management. Agency positions for graduates include account managers in advertising, direct, digital and emarketing as well as media roles. Company positions for graduates often include advertising, direct marketing and product management. You then have the opportunity to progress to senior consultant or be part of the senior management team within organisations as part of the strategic planning process.

Possible careers

Marketing Officer/Manager

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 17,200 Per Year
Start date: 19 July 2021
Duration: 6 months
Study mode: Full time
Address

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 17,200 Per Year
Start date: 19 July 2021
Duration: 6 months Read more6 months full-time
Study mode: Self study / online (without attendance)
Address

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
Australia

Entry criteria

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline.

IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 6; TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Listening, Reading score of 16, Writing score of 21 and Speaking score of 18; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 58 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 50; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 176 with Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking score of 169.

Address

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street Brisbane Queensland 4000
Australia