Graduate Certificate in Leadership
For Domestic Students only
For Domestic Students only
Develop an innovative leadership mindset to implement strategy, execute deliverables and drive organisational success.
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 flexible program is taught by world-class academics and industry practitioners who create dynamic and interactive learning experiences, whether you choose to study in virtual and/or face-to-face modes. You'll be 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.
The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) offers innovative, experiential, world-class programs designed to equip a new generation of leaders to make an impact in an accelerated world.
The program provides individuals looking to develop a competitive edge in their career the critical and complex thinking and communication skills required to secure a leadership role.
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.
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.
A recognised undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) and a minimum of 2 years professional or managerial work experience, orAt least 6 years professional work experience*Note: Meeting the entry requirements does not guarantee you will be offered a place on this program.
You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.
If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.
If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:
If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.
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.
For current and detailed course information, visit the Graduate Certificate in Leadership program page.
Graduates of AGSM programs like this have progressed to roles including:
Tuition fees are charged on a term basis irrespective of when studies are commenced. Information on fees can be found on the AGSM Program fees page.
Financing your study
FEE-HELP is an interest-free loan facility provided by the Australian Government for eligible students enrolled in postgraduate studies. To be eligible you must be an Australian citizen. You can borrow up to the maximum of the tuition fee charged for each course in which you enrol.
The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee paying students, not students in Commonwealth Supported Places. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.
*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website. Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.
The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) awards more than $2 million in scholarships every year to enable a diverse range of students, across a wide range of industries, sectors, and nationalities, to achieve a world-class business education.
Candidates are eligible to apply for scholarships once an application for the MBA program has been submitted.
The Luminis AGSM Wharton Business Innovation Scholarship
Co-funded by AGSM @ UNSW Business School and Luminis Foundation, The Luminis AGSM Wharton Business Innovation Scholarship provides an exceptional pathway for outstanding leaders to forge a remarkable career in business.
The scholarship will cover the cost of completing the AGSM Full-Time MBA program, international exchange at Wharton and an internship/ work placement in the US.
AGSM Women in Leadership Scholarship
The AGSM Women in Leadership Scholarship will enable outstanding female leaders to complete a world-class Full-Time MBA.
AGSM Indigenous Leaders Scholarship
The AGSM Indigenous Leaders Scholarship is designed to provide support to an Australian Indigenous student who receive an offer of admission to one of the AGSM @ UNSW Business School programs:
AGSM Full-Time MBA
AGSM MBA (Executive)
AGSM Excellence Scholarship
The AGSM Excellence Scholarship will give MBA candidates who have a proven track record of academic and professional excellence an opportunity to participate in AGSM’s Full-Time MBA program.
AGSM Leadership Excellence Scholarship
The AGSM Leadership Excellence Scholarship will give outstanding leaders access to a world-class Full-Time MBA.
LGBTI Leadership Award
Sport Leadership Award
Military Leadership Award
Entrepreneurial Leadership Award
Community Leadership Award
AGSM Alumni Community Leader Scholarship
The AGSM Alumni Community Leader Scholarship is open to talented emerging leaders and managers currently working in the not-for-profit sector applying for either the AGSM MBA (Executive) or the AGSM MBAX program and will cover the full tuition fees for the program, including EY residential costs.
AGSM’s Full-Time MBA ranked 1st in Australia and 79th among the best global.
AGSM's MBAX ranked 1st in Australia and 4th among the best global online MBA programs, according to The QS 2022 Online MBA Rankings.
AGSM students have access to a rich global network of over 17,000 AGSM alumni who are recognised international business leaders in their industries.
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