Graduate Certificate In Business Management

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Graduate Certificate In Business Management








2 Trimesters Full Time | Part-Time Study is Available for Domestic Students


Sydney (Parramatta) and Melbourne



Course Details

The Graduate Certificate in Business Management is designed to equip graduates with broad management skills and is designed for managerial positions' candidates, managers and those seeking appointment to those roles.

The disciplines include business ethics, accounting, leadership, and information management. All studies are focused on projects in the selected industry contexts to re-enforce the practical nature of the course.

The main purpose of the course is to build students skills, knowledge and the application of those skills as career enhancement attributes. Sustainability and ethical behaviours are foundational underpinnings for managerial decisions and actions.

Completion of this course allows students to progress to the Graduate Diploma and Master of Business Administration course.



learning outcomes

Broad knowledge of theory and practice

A broad and coherent knowledge of current business and project management theory and practice Unit

And of key professional, ethical, industrial, and legislative codes and regulations.

Extensive knowledge of research principles and methods

Current knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to business and project management

Cognitive skills mastery

Cognitive skills mastery of theoretical knowledge from a range of business, industry, and academic sources, and capability to critically reflect discipline knowledge and professional practice.

Technical and creative skills

Cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information in business processes, logistics, finance, and strategy, or related problems, and, ability to apply established project management theories to business practices and to present reasoned arguments and analyses of key business and technical data.

Evaluation of complex concepts and ideas

Cognitive, technical, and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex concepts and ideas in areas of project management and business, and to generate complex abstract solutions to problems.

Communication and technical research skills

Communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical project management propositions, methodologies, and conclusions, and relay outcomes to both specialist and non-specialist team members, clients, and collaborators.

Evaluation and implementation of theories

Technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, and implement theories about development, and which add to professional practice and/or scholarship within business management along with communication skills to present clear and coherent information in written and oral form and for a range of purposes.

Implementation of new finance structures

Demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative in novel professional contexts, including implementation of new finance structures, customer service models, strategy, and acquisition techniques.

Professional practice and ethical standards

Demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with high-level autonomy, responsibility, and accountability for their own learning and professional practice and ethical standards, and in collaboration with others within a business or industry environment.

Planning and execution

Demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through planning and execution of a substantial research-based project or capstone experience, and the tracking of progress through disciplined project management skills and team management.

Effective work in diverse teams
Accordion Content

Entry Requirements


APIC Admission policy

English Language Requirements

All applicants from a non-English speaking background applying to any postgraduate course at APIC must satisfy the following additional English language requirements:


  • IELTS Academic: Overall band score 6.5 or higher with no band below 6.0 in writing and speaking; OR
  • IBT (Internet-based TOEFL): Overall score 79 with a writing section minimum of 21 and speaking 18 OR
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Overall score 180, writing and speaking 180 OR
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Overall 176 with a writing and speaking section minimum of 169 OR
  • PTE Academic Module with a minimum score of 58 with a writing and speaking section minimum of 50.


Applicants who do not meet APIC’s English proficiency requirements can be made a conditional offer with a requirement to complete an approved intensive English language course and meet the required standard prior to their commencing their APIC award course.

Academic Entry

Academic Entry Requirements

Course Structure

Unit Code Title Status AQF Level Credit Points
BUS5001 Ethical Legal and Industrial Frameworks Core 8 8
BUS5002 Applied Accounting and Financial Management Core 8 8
BUS5003 Information Systems and Data Analysis Core 8 8
BUS5004 Leadership and Influence Core 8 8
Award: Graduate Certificate in Business Management   8 32pcs



Possible Careers

Early managerial roles in

General Management
General Management
Sales and Promotions
Sales and Promotions
Information System Management
Information System Management
Business Skills Training
Business Skills Training
Project Management
Project Management



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