Graduate Certificate of Management

Graduate Certificate of Management

Fundamental management skills are the focus of our Graduate Certificate of Management.

With a relevant and practical grounding in management delivered over four course units, opportunities to advance your career are immediate. Or you can choose to use the program as a firm foundation to progress to a Graduate Diploma or Master of Business Administration.

The Graduate Certificate program is designed specifically for students who want to pursue management studies at a postgraduate level but may not yet meet the entry requirements for other higher level MGSM programs, or for those who may have reservations about committing to a full MBA in the short term.

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Graduate Certificate of Management quick facts

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Entry requirements
  • An Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or equivalent
  • GPA of 4.00 (out of 7.00)
  • Minimum of three years' relevant work experience, at a managerial or professional level, for direct entry into the Graduate Certificate.
  • Minimum of five years’ relevant work experience, at a managerial or professional level, for entry without a level 7 bachelor's qualification or equivalent.
  • If you are an international applicant, you may be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Program length
  • 6 months of full-time study or up to 12 months of part-time study (depending on timetable availability)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning: prior learning may be recognised for up to 2 units enabling completion of the program over 3 months full time.
Two centres of learning

State-of-the-art lecture theatres and modern, well-equipped, syndicate rooms at:

  • North Ryde
  • Sydney CBD.
Costs of tuition

See the MGSM Fees


The Graduate Certificate delivers key learning via a carefully selected suite of four core units, providing the foundation learning required to succeed in today's challenging business environment.

The following four units have been selected to ensure that all students develop a thorough knowledge of key business practices related to finance, marketing and people:

  • Accounting for Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Frameworks

No additional elective units are required to be completed during the Graduate Certificate.

Duration and time

  • The Graduate Certificate can be completed in 6 months of full-time study or up to 12 months of part-time study, depending on timetable availability.
  • Each course unit involves 40 hours of face-to-face lectures, and an additional workload of up to 140 hours over the 10-week term. Students spend this time preparing for lectures, projects, presentations and exams, as well as completing individual and group assignments.
  • The Graduate Diploma is available at our North Ryde, Sydney CBD and Hong Kong campuses.

Entry requirements


  • Prospective students should have an undergraduate degree and a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience at a managerial or professional level for direct entry into the Graduate Certificate.
  • If you do not have an undergraduate degree but can demonstrate a minimum of five years' relevant work experience at a managerial or professional level, you may also be eligible for entry.

English language requirements

Applicants who are relying on qualifications gained in countries where English is not the first spoken language may be required to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Applicants should arrange their own test and gain at least an IELTS Academic: Minimum of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each band*

Other English language tests recognised by MGSM are listed here:

* MGSM reserves the right, in addition to the above, to administer further testing.

Term dates

2019/20 Intakes

MGSM has a four term academic year and students can elect to start their program at the beginning of any term. Terms consist of ten weeks of class, one week for exams and one week vacation.

Upcoming MGSM term dates

Term/YearStudy Ready WorkshopClass DatesApplication Deadline InternationalApplication Deadline Domestic
Term 2 201930 March 201901 April - 16 June 201908 February 201915 March 2019
Term 3 201922  June 201924 June - 08 September 201803 May 201924 May 2019
Term 4 201914 September 201916 September – 01 December 201926 July 201916 August 2019
Term 1 202004 January 202006 January - 23 March 202008 November 201906 December 2019

Term dates include exam week.

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