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Graduate Certificate in Management

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Up to 2 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    University of New England

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What you'll learn

About this course

The University of New England (UNE) has developed a strategic online program to meet the needs of professionals in management roles. The Graduate Certificate in Management offers students opportunities to broaden their skills and knowledge and deepen their understanding of business disciplines.

Students will investigate how these principles embody theory and practice and emerge knowing how to successfully identify, analyse and resolve management issues.

Core units cover the processes of management and organisational behaviour. Listed units explore accounting, finance, economics, HR and marketing topics, as each relates to management.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in a non-relevant discipline and have at least two years' management experience in HR management or business management; OR
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline (like business or management) and at least two years' work experience; OR
  • Have at least five years of work experience including at least three years in management; OR
  • Have at least four years of relevant work experience and hold an advanced diploma in a relevant discipline from an approved institution; OR
  • Have at least six years of relevant work experience and hold a diploma in a relevant discipline from an approved institution.

Applicants must also submit their resume and two referee reports from employers or senior colleagues.

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.

Areas of study

In this management course, the subjects you may study include:

Core units

  • Advanced organisational behaviour
  • Processes of management

One of the following listed units:

  • Accounting and finance for managers
  • Economics for management
  • Marketing management
  • Strategic human resource management
  • Workforce planning and human resource development
Established in 1938, the University of New England (UNE) is Australia’s longest standing provider of distance education and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in online learning. The university offers over 200 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research levels. UNE is committed to offering a variety of flexible study options so that students are able to manage their personal commitments while undertaking a university education.
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.

With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.

To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Management from the University of New England.

Graduates can expect the degree to help expand their opportunities within or beyond their current field. They will be equipped to demonstrate specialist knowledge of management practices and to communicate their expertise to stakeholders.

As well as utilising and analysing data to address challenges, graduates can engage in critical reflection to resolve complex organisational problems.

For those planning to continue the academic journey, the graduate certificate articulates with the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Strategic Organisational Development and Human Resource Management. It also provides an exit point for these programs as required.

UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:

  • Communication skills
  • Capacity for problem solving
  • Information literacy
  • Awareness of ethical conduct and social responsibility
  • Independence and collaboration
  • A thirst for lifelong learning

Curious about where a career in business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Office Administrator
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Team Leader
  • Executive Personal Assistant

Payment options & support

Finance options

You must pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.

The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

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