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Monash University

Graduate Certificate in Commercialising Research

Course code: 3841 ~ Course abbreviation: GradCertCommRes ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 0.5 years full-time, 1 year part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

    Course description

The Graduate Certificate in Commercialising Research covers contemporary management and organisational behaviour, intellectual property law, commercialisation of research, project management, market research and accounting issues. The course is designed for those students currently enrolled in a higher degree by research and wanting to better understand the requirements of research commercialisation.

Course objectives

The learning goals associated with this course are to: develop an understanding of commercialisation processes and activities commonly employed to bring research based ideas, inventions and innovations to market; acquire intellectual property management knowledge; develop a comprehensive understanding of interpersonal skills relevant to research commercialisation activities including leadership, teamwork and presentation skills.

    Course structure

Course requirements

Students must complete four core units (24 points) as follows:

  • BTX9120 Intellectual property laws*
  • GSB9100 Research commercialisation planning
  • MGX9600 Managing people and organisations

plus one of the following units:

  • AFX9004 New venture financing and accounting
  • MKX9160 Foundations of marketing

    * If BTX9120 is not available in a particular semester of study, students may substitute LAW7223 Overview of intellectual property.

    Contact Details

Graduate School of Business: telephone +61 3 9903 1400; email:

Course coordinator

Mr Max Coulthard