Graduate Certificate in Leadership

AGSM @ UNSW Business School’s Graduate Certificates are a unique part-time qualification that will allow you to develop subject matter expertise within a specialised contemporary field in high demand, including innovation, entrepreneurship and digital technology. Students gain stackable credentials from a globally ranked management school that can be articulated into an MBA degree if you choose to continue your study. 

These flexible programs are facilitated by world-class academics and industry practitioners who create dynamic and interactive learning experiences – whether students choose to study in virtual and/or face-to-face modes. Students are immersed in active learning experiences and exposed to the practical tools and skills needed to not only succeed, but to thrive in today’s accelerated world. 

Who Is This Degree For?

AGSM offers innovative, experiential, world-class programs designed to equip a new generation of leaders to make an impact in an accelerated world. Providing the flexibility needed to meet the requirements of professional domestic students, with the option to study part-time and online.

The AGSM Graduate Certificate in Leadership is a complete stand-alone qualification and can be undertaken as a pathway to an AGSM Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. It has been designed to develop effective, impactful and successful leadership in today’s complex and changing business climate.  

This program will inspire leaders to imagine new possibilities, formulate and implement strategy, execute deliverables and drive organisational success. Courses are structured to develop innovative leadership mindsets, evolve critical thinking, lead change with purpose and build a strong expertise for sound decision-making. 

Students will develop a competitive edge in their career by developing the critical and complex thinking and communication skills required to secure a leadership role in a chosen field, profession or industry. Positioned for success, graduates will have the confidence to make effective decisions, lead and manage teams, think strategically, develop negotiation skills, and articulate solutions in a range of business contexts.  

  • Gain access to a range of AGSM MBA courses drawn from our world ranked MBA programs (Not all MBA elective courses are available in Graduate Certificate program offerings)
  • Choose the study method that suit you – you can switch between online or face to face courses that complement your current work and fit easily around your family commitments
  • Designed for maximum flexibility and convenience so you can fit in your studies around your busy life – courses are delivered online or face to face in the evenings or weekends 
  • Develop subject matter expertise with a specialist credential in a contemporary area of growing demand. 
  • Learn the practical skills, techniques and knowledge to become a more effective leader
  • Apply learnings immediately to your work, while drawing on your extensive work experience in your course assessments
  • Build a collaborative learning environment and develop valued relationships
  • Develop self-leadership skills to enhance your personal and professional success 
  • Management
  • Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Decision Making
  • Negotiations
  • Managing People
  • Change Management

Program Structure

The AGSM Graduate Certificates are a part-time program and can be completed anywhere between 8 months to 2 years. Should you choose to continue your studies the certificate can articulate into an MBA degree*.

*Entry into AGSM MBA programs is subject to meeting the AGSM Admissions Criteria.

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