Graduate Certificate of Business

Monash University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 069580E

Level of study: Postgraduate


The Graduate Certificate of Business gives you the chance to take your career in a new direction and explore a variety of business areas. You’ll broaden your current skill set and have a strong foundation in your preferred discipline; choices include marketing, public sector management, human resources, economics and more. You can also focus your study on health economics, by focusing your units on selected health, pharmaceutical and policy units delivered by Monash Business School’s Centre for Health Economics.

Building on your bachelor’s degree, a Graduate Certificate of Business is your next step towards a rewarding career in any industry.

You can focus your studies in the area of business that’s going to be most beneficial to you – choosing from curated themes in marketing, supply chain management, economics and more – to build a skill set that’s tailored to your future ambitions. And as you’ll be studying master’s-level units, you’ll be a step closer to completing a master’s degree if you decide to take your study further.

You can follow one of our set themes to specialise in a certain area of business, or curate your own experience entirely – picking and choosing the units that appeal to you. By following one of these themes you will also be on the path to progress to a Master’s degree. Alternatively, you can completely tailor your experience by choosing any four units from the full list of options on offer.

Accounting in Business

Gain insight into the way accounting impacts a business – from the practicalities of working with financial statements, to influencing management decisions at every level.

Introduction to financial Accounting
Law and business decisions*
Financial accounting
Management accounting

Contemporary Leadership^

Learn to make better decisions, and get the best out of people in any business setting. Recommended selection, 4 of the following 5 units:

Managing people and organisations
Leadership in the 21st century
Managing organisational change
Managerial problem solving and decision making
Strategic management

Corporate Governance

Develop your understanding of corporate governance practices in Australia, and around the world.

Corporate Governance
Business regulation and compliance
Human resource management law
Business ethics in a global environment

Human Resources^

Explore the human side of business – from designing jobs and creating incentives, to understanding the dynamics of an employment relationship and managing change effectively. Recommended selection, 4 of the following 5 units:

Work and employment relations
Talent management and professions of the future
Strategic human resource management
Managing organisational change

Human Resources Management

Learn what goes into successfully employing people – here in Australia, and in a global context.

Work and the law
Human resources management law
Human rights and global business*
People management and work in a global context

International Trade

Deepen your understanding of how global markets work – looking at the relationship between international and municipal law, and the ins and outs of international trade.

International law and policy
International trade law
International institutions and organisations*
International trade policy

Law and Responsible Business

Explore some of the ethical and legal issues facing organisations around the world, and learn to navigate them effectively.

Corporate governance
Human rights and global business*

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
22,750 Per Year 24 Oct 2022
27 Feb 2023
24 Jul 2023
0.5 years
Full time
Caulfield campus
900 Dandenong Road
Melbourne Victoria 3145

Entry criteria

An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent qualification

Level A

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, No PTE communicative skills score below 50

TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21

Paper-based TOEFL 550 Test of written English: 4.5

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 No skill score below 169
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 176 No skill score below 169


Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800
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