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Graduate Certificate in Management
The Graduate Certificate is a valuable course for newer managers seeking to become stronger and more effective business leaders. It is a Level 8 qualification according the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), which places it one level higher in complexity than a bachelor’s degree.
Designed for ambitious managers with entry based on management experience, the online Graduate Certificate in Management is structured around your learning needs.
Made up of four core business units, it examines the essentials of a management role and its functions. It’s also a convenient entry pathway to our MBA qualification if you prefer to take it one step at a time. Enhance your senior management skills and gain a formal qualification that supports your career development.
Course Learning Outcomes
After completing this program, the Graduate Certificate holder will be able to:
Exemplify an integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge of business functions by researching and critically reflecting on theories, frameworks, and best practices in organisational contexts.
Business Analysis and Problem-Solving Skills:
Apply a range of quantitative and qualitative research, analytical skills, rigour, and critical thinking to diagnose complex business problems and develop strategic evidence-based solutions.
Illustrate advanced oral and written communication skills by logically synthesising information or data reflecting sound professional judgement and presenting it in an ethical, responsible, and convincing manner.
Global diversity, continuous learning, and adaptability to change:
Synthesize the global diversity of business systems and processes to advance business knowledge and adapt the best business practices.
Ethical and Social Responsibility:
Display ethical and social responsibility as a practitioner in defining goals and specifications, setting quality standards and personal decision-making and behaviour.
Exercise high levels of autonomy, innovative thinking, and the capacity to initiate and encourage continuous improvement in learning while effectively influencing others to achieve desired results.
Units of Study
Successfully completing the four core units of the Graduate Certificate provides you with a formal qualification and allows you direct entry into the Graduate Diploma in Management. That’s one step closer to your MBA. You could complete the Graduate Certificate in as little as 8 months part-time.
4 Core Units
- Leading, Managing, and Developing People
- Marketing for Managers
- Managing Operational Improvement
- Managing Financial Resources
For a detailed unit description, please contact a Senior Learning Advisor on 1300 658 337 or Download the Course Guide .
The Graduate Certificate in Management has entry options based on tertiary qualifications and relevant management experience.
- Bachelor degree and two years’ relevant management experience
- Diploma or Advanced Diploma and three years’ management experience
- No formal tertiary qualification but five years’ relevant management experience
In addition, you must:
- Meet English Requirements; and
- Have access to a computer and internet connection that meet Technology Requirements
Successfully completing the Graduate Certificate gives you a formal qualification and allows you direct entry into the Graduate Diploma in Management. Upon completing the Graduate Diploma in Management, you’ll qualify for direct entry to the Master of Business Administration.
At AIM Business School, postgraduate education has never been more accessible. With a fully online delivery mode you can choose what works best for you depending on your location, lifestyle, and work situation.
Online learning provides flexibility and convenience, which is great for anyone constrained by time or distance. You can complete your qualification when it suits you and at your own pace.
Studying online doesn’t equate to studying alone. You’ll have access to unit introduction videos, regular webinars, and our unique virtual campus, MyABS. This state-of-the-art online learning management system offers a ‘community’ approach to self-directed study where you can share experiences, ideas and questions through integrated features such as chat forums, live chat, and links with social media platforms.
AIM Business School charges individual unit fees which are payable prior to the date of commencement of that unit or 14 days upon invoice generated.
Payment of fees may be made by:
- credit card or
- application for FEE-HELP, a government loan given to eligible students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees.
For students enrolling for courses commencing in 2019 and future years, AIM Business School reserves the right to adjust tuition fees annually Find out more about fees and charges.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Students who can provide evidence of previous study at a similar AQF level or demonstrable equivalent experience, may on application, be provided with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer for up to 50% of a respective course. All applications for RPL will be assessed on an individual basis. For students seeking RPL based on experience only, an administration fee applies per unit for successful applications. For more information about the RPL process, please contact a Senior Learning Advisor on 1300 658 337 or request a call back today.
What sets us apart?
Practical, real-world learning – no exams!
There are no exams at AIM Business School. Rather, assessment is based on undertaking realistic projects applied to each participant’s own organisational and industry contexts. Emphasis is placed on contemporary, relevant and interactive case studies. Participants engage in coursework that is entirely applicable to their work to ensure they receive immediate value from their learning experience.
Best in class faculty
Our faculty are highly qualified and experienced business professionals. They are chosen based on their senior management experience in their area of specialisation, appropriate postgraduate and teaching qualifications and a commitment to keep abreast of developments in their area of specialisation. Be inspired by practitioners with senior level business and industry experience and benefit from their extensive business knowledge and practical leadership and management skills.
mySupport – supporting you throughout your study journey
At AIM Business School, students are provided with complimentary access to 9 support functions ranging from online study support, academic support, personal assistance program, professional development and more. We know balancing study, work, social and life commitments can be a handful at times and by providing a range of support options, you’ll never be studying alone.
Flexible intake periods
At AIM Business School, you don’t have to wait for the next semester intake. When we say flexible and accessible, we mean it. We understand that working professionals need both when enrolling in postgraduate study. This means, with bimonthly, you can start as soon as you’re ready. It’s convenience at its best.
Prompt, personalised and on-going support
We’ll be there to help you throughout your study journey. Gain prompt, personalised and ongoing support from specialised Faculty and our Student Support Team. We know postgraduate study is a commitment and we’re committed to providing you exceptional support throughout your qualification.
The ABS Graduate Certificate in Management is accredited with TEQSA and meets the requirements of a Level 8 qualification on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
This course is not CRICOS registered and as such enrolments from Student Visa holders cannot be accepted.