B4001 - Graduate Certificate in Business - 2017

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Business and Economics.

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

Course code


Credit points


Abbreviated title




Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Admission and fees


Course type

Graduate certificate

Standard duration

0.5 years FT, 1 year PT

Students have a maximum of 3 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Caulfield)


Graduate Certificate in Business


The Graduate Certificate in Business gives you the chance to take your career in a new direction and explore a variety of business areas. You'll broaden your current skill set and have a strong foundation in your preferred discipline; choices include marketing, public sector management, human resources, economics and more. You can also focus your study on health economics, by focusing your units on selected health, pharmaceutical and policy units delivered by Monash Business School's Centre for Health Economics.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will:

  1. be critical and creative scholars who:
    • produce innovative solutions to problems
    • apply research skills to business challenges
    • communicate effectively and perceptively
  2. be responsible and effective global citizens who:
    • engage in an internationalised world
    • exhibit cross cultural competence
    • demonstrate ethical values
  3. be able to provide discipline-based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities we serve
  4. have business knowledge to graduate certificate level.


The course consists of four units chosen from the wide range of units offered in the coursework master's degrees offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics.


The course comprises 24 credit points of studies. Students complete any four units selected from the coursework master's degrees offered by the Faculty of Business and Economicscoursework master's degrees offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/index-byfaculty-bus.html), with at least three units (18 points) at level 4 or above.

Students need to seek advice regarding the selection of suitable units if considering a master's degree. Approval of some specific units may require course director approval.

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Business may be eligible for admission to a master's course in the Faculty of Business and Economics subject to satisfying the appropriate entry requirements.