Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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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 titleGradCertBus
CRICOS code069580E
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: +61 3 9903 1357



  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This generic course is a stand-alone award, or a pathway to a graduate diploma or masters degree, and is designed to enable students to experience an introduction to a variety of business disciplines, or to tailor their subject selection to their specific area of interest.


The Graduate Certificate in Business aims to produce graduates who:

  • can develop a fundamental knowledge base in either generic business theory or in a specific business discipline
  • can provide insight into the principles of business management
  • can critically analyse and apply theories in the units selected for the course.


This course comprises four units.


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

Available units can be identified via the index of units by faculty at or by browsing units at

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Business may be eligible for admission to a masters program in the Faculty of Business and Economics subject to satisfying the appropriate entry requirements. For details visit


Graduate Certificate of Business
Graduate Certificate in Business

The actual award conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved, the timing of study, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.