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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleExecCertBus
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Caulfield, Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357



  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.


The course is designed as an alternate entry point for experienced managers with no formal tertiary qualifications. The broad structured certificate allows students to choose introductory units from a range of business disciplines as preparation for articulation to a masters coursework degree.


The learning goals associated with this course are to:

  • develop a fundamental knowledge base from the four selected units that form the course
  • gain insight into the principles of business management
  • critically analyse and apply theories in the units selected for the course.


This course comprises four units.


Students must complete any four units (24 points) at 9000-level from the Faculty of Business and Economics.

Students intending to articulate to a masters coursework degree should refer to the degree structure of their intended masters program and ensure their selection of units within the executive certificate will facilitate the maximum credit upon articulation.

Students intending to articulate to the Master of Professional Accounting must select the following three units (18 points):

  • AFX9500 Introductory accounting
  • AFX9540 Business finance
  • AFX9580 Accounting information and systems modelling

plus one unit (6 points) from the following list:

  • BTX9500 Business and corporations law
  • ECF9530 Economics
  • GSB9001 Personal development - critical thinking and communication

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Executive Certificate in Business may be eligible for admission to a masters program in the Faculty of Business and Economics subject to satisfying the prerequisite requirements specific to that masters program.


Executive Certificate in Business