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Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Digital)

100% online

Study load

20-24 hours per week




Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Aug, Oct

Understand business operations from a broad perspective and convert future challenges into career-defining opportunities.

A future-proof skill set

The business landscape is changing. Innovative technologies – including artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and cloud computing – are disrupting the status quo, changing the way we live and work while paving the way for future innovation and progress. This is why business leadership today is all about adaptability, built upon a strong foundation of core business skills.  

Whether you’re working for a company or have big plans to set out as an entrepreneur, by understanding business operations from a broad perspective, you’ll have the ability to convert future challenges that come your way into career-defining opportunities. You will graduate from this course with a dynamic leadership perspective tailored to your future goals, fully capable of maintaining and aligning your skills to meet industry needs. Embark on a career characterised by lifelong learning, so you have everything you need to navigate this era of ongoing digital disruption. 

What you will learn 
  • Modern business foundations
    Build your foundational knowledge of the current, ever-changing business landscape and adapt it to your future goals. 
  • Leadership
    You will gain a dynamic leadership perspective tailored to your business needs, whether you’re working for a company or as an entrepreneur. 
  • Business operations
    Through building your understanding of modern business operations, you’ll graduate ready to covert challenges into future opportunities. 

To be awarded the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Digital), you must complete four units in total.

Part A. Operational knowledge

You must complete two units from below.


Managerial accounting

Operations and logistics

Financial management

People and culture

Governance, continuity and crisis management

You must complete one unit from below.

Strategic management of contemporary organisations

Leadership for sustainable development

Innovation and change for digital transformation

You must complete one unit from below.

Currency and lifelong learning

Direction, purpose and career advancement

Connection, communication and community

An Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) – and three years relevant experience in a professional role.


A minimum of five years relevant experience in a professional role.

English requirements

Applicants must meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements to apply for admission to Monash University Australia.

For the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Digital), the estimated cost is $4400.00 per unit. You may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan to cover part or all of your tuition. Fees are subject to change annually.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Business administration (digital) online at Monash

Taught 100 per cent online, the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Digital) is all about opening pathways that match your career goals. With a foundational skill set in business – which you can tailor to your professional needs – you’ll be ready to take a confident step towards your desired career.

By completing the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Digital), you will also have the option of extending your study, and pursuing a Master of Business Administration (Digital). The MBA (Digital) will help set you on the path to becoming an exceptional business leader, with the ability and creativity to drive meaningful change in organisations, and in the wider community.

Meet your academic team

Associate Professor Jonathan Matheny

Jonathan Matheny is the Director of Program Development for Leadership and Executive Education. He leads the development of new programs and teaches personal development, leadership and organisational change. He has led academic programs and lectures across North America, Europe and Asia.

Professor Richard Hall

Richard Hall is the Deputy Dean of Leadership and Executive Education. His research is in management and organisational studies, including leadership, technology and organisational change and the future of work. He is the Co-editor of Leadership Development and Practice, and his research has been published internationally.

Monash has propelled my career to new heights I never thought possible.


Monash Online student

Industry insights

With a Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Digital) you open the door to significant opportunities in the management of people, projects and organisations. Business administrators can be employed in a large range of industries including: 

  • manufacturing 
  • health care 
  • social assistance 
  • technical services 
  • business management 
  • human resources 
  • marketing 
  • finance 
  • retail. 

3.9 stars out of 5
Business administrators rate their job satisfaction as very high.

12.1% job growth is expected for business manager roles over the next five years.  

$103,000 is the most common salary for a business manager in Australia.

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