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Graduate Certificate of Business Management

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Gain the skills you need to become a confident leader in business with a course that draws on your own career and experience.

Emerge as a leader in an evolving business landscape

Today’s managers require a contemporary skill set to guide teams and projects to success. The Graduate Certificate of Business Management will enhance your career prospects with a broad foundation of key business management practices, including leadership, strategic management, innovation and financial management. 

You’ll emerge with core skills, build your professional network and incorporate your own experience into your studies throughout your course. This practical degree goes beyond the textbooks to equip you with the industry expertise and practical knowledge required to become a highly effective manager and leader in any sector you choose to pursue. 

What you will learn 
  • Strategic leadership
    Acquire an adaptable leadership skill set, ready to meet the challenges of the changing business landscape. 
  • Financial management 
    Position yourself with the financial management skills to allocate resources strategically.  
  • Innovation 
    Redefine the challenges of technological disruption into value-adding opportunities.

The Graduate Certificate of Business Management comprises four units in which you will be introduced to studies in business management at an advanced graduate level. The units are intended for students whose previous qualification is not in a business field.

Core units

You must complete the following units.

Leadership for organisational advancement

Strategic management for agile organisations

Innovation and new value creation

Financial management and resource utilisation

An Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification.

English requirements

Applicants must meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements apply for admission to Monash University Australia.

For the Graduate Certificate of Business Management, the estimated cost is $3775.00 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 management online at Monash

Undertake a graduate qualification online with the elite Monash Business School, which is ranked among the top 1 per cent of business schools in the world, and is a holder of triple crown accreditation.  

Informed and designed by leading Monash academics, the Graduate Certificate of Business Management is a confident step towards realising your potential as a leader. This course may provide a pathway into the Master of Business Management with Monash Online.

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.

Dr Janine Williamson

Janine Williamson has over 10 years’ experience as a management lecturer within the higher education sector. Her research focuses on social sustainability, social marketing, Aboriginal enterprise and graduate employability. She has a marketing PhD and an honours degree in Business Management.

Thanks to Monash, I have the potential to be promoted and work internationally, and I am only two units in.


Monash Online student

Industry insights

Skilled business leaders are among the most highly sought-after and well-paid professionals in workplaces across a range of sectors. Business managers are employed in a large range of industries, including:  

  • manufacturing 
  • health care 
  • social assistance 
  • professional, scientific and technical services.

4.1 stars out of 5
Business managers rate their job satisfaction as very high.

6.2% 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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