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
  • Minimum of five years’ relevant work experience, at a managerial or professional level, for direct entry into the Graduate Certificate.
  • 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 two 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.

English language tests recognised by MGSM are International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Applicants should arrange their own test and gain at least the following scores:

Test* Required Score
IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in each band)

TOEFL - paper

570 overall:
53 in Listening
59 in Writing
52 in Reading
4.5 in Essay Writing

TOEFL - internet

90 overall
20 in Listening
22 in Writing
20 in Reading
20 in Speaking

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

Term dates

2017 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/Year Study Ready Workshop Class Dates Application Deadline International Application Deadline Domestic
Term 3 201724 or 25 June 201726 June - 10 September 201712 May 201709 June 2017
Term 4 201716 September 201718 September – 03 December 201718 August 201704 August 2017
Term 1 2018 06 or 07 January 2018 08 January - 25 March 2018 10 November 2017 08 December 2017
Term 2 2018

31 March 2018

02 April - 10 June 201816 February 201802 March 2018

Term dates do not include exam week.

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