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AGSM Graduate Certificate in Management

UNSW Business School
Join Australia’s #1 Business School
Join the globally recognised UNSW Business School which has a reputation for producing graduates of the highest calibre. This Graduate Certificate prepares you to move beyond functional areas and to begin to view organisations holistically for successful and impactful leadership positions. It can also be undertaken as a pathway to an AGSM Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Commencing Terms
Term 1, 2 & 3
0.7 - 0.8 Year(s)
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended), Online
Program code 7316
CRICOS code -
Entry Requirements
View all admission criteria
2024 Indicative first year full fee
UNSW Business School on campus

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The Graduate Certificate in Management is a complete stand-alone qualification and can be undertaken as a pathway to the AGSM Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. This certificate will provide the foundational knowledge required for strategic management success.

These flexible programs are 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 Business world.

Why study at UNSW?

UNSW Business School offers an extensive choice of programs designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the contemporary workplace. Our curriculum is built with a ‘career ready’ mindset and students are immersed in active learning experiences and exposed to practical skills and tools they can immediately apply to real business problems.

This industry recognised certificate provides a thorough grounding in core business disciplines and prepares students to move beyond functional areas and to begin to view organisations holistically for successful and impactful leadership positions.

Who should choose this Graduate Certificate?

This program is designed for professionals looking to develop their career. It's ideal for those who are looking to accelerate in their chosen career or those who have become interested in continued professional development. 

This short management qualification is also suited to those making a career transition and or changing their career path.


Program Code
Total Units of Credit (UOC)

Entry requirements

  • A recognised undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) and a minimum of 2 years professional or managerial work experience, or 
  • At least 6 years professional work experience* 

Note: Meeting the entry requirements does not guarantee you will be offered a place on this program.


English language requirements

If English isn’t your first language, you may be required to provide evidence that your English language ability meets our requirements. Please refer to the UNSW English Requirements Policy for further information.

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:

Please note: You can apply for an English waiver based on directly relevant work experience, in the relevant industry or equivalent discipline practice, in an English-speaking country or workplace where the sole language of business was English.

Program structure

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.

For detailed course information, visit the Management Handbook.

Potential careers

  • Managers
  • Management Consultant
  • Management and Organisation Analysts
  • Chief Executive or Managing Director

How to apply

Before applying for admission, candidates must satisfy the entry requirements. Information on how to apply including application dates and checklist can be found on the AGSM How to apply page.

Ready to start your application?

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative First Year Full Fee
2024 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree

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.

Please visit Study Assist for more information. For information and advice about financial affairs please review UNSW's information on fees.

*Fees are subject to annual review (or when required) by the University and may vary accordingly.

Indicative fees are a guide only and have been calculated based on the typical enrolment patterns of students undertaking the program. The indicative fees listed here is an estimate for tuition only and excludes non-tuition fees and charges. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year of enrolment, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (48 units of credit (UOC) per year).

You should not rely on indicative fees as fee increases are assessed when required and may exceed the indicative figures listed here. Actual fees are calculated on enrolment. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.


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.

Featured scholarship

AGSM National Reach Scholarship

The AGSM National Reach Scholarship gives high-achieving students from other Australian states and territories access to AGSM’s Full-Time MBA program located in Sydney.

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.

  • #1
    Full-Time MBA in Australia

    AGSM’s Full-Time MBA ranked 1st in Australia and 79th among the best global.

  • #4
    Online MBA in the world

    AGSM's MBAX ranked 1st in Australia and 4th among the best global online MBA programs, according to The QS 2022 Online MBA Rankings.

  • 17,000+
    Global Alumni

    AGSM students have access to a rich global network of over 17,000 AGSM alumni who are recognised international business leaders in their industries.

I expanded my business knowledge, built my skills, and made meaningful connections with my cohort.
AGSM student Trisha Shastri

Trisha Shastri


Contact the AGSM team today!

Thanks for your interest in the AGSM. If you'd like to get in touch you can email us admissions@agsm.edu.au or complete our enquiry form.