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 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



  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.


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

The Executive Certificate in Business is not a University award course.


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. For details visit


Executive Certificate in Business