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Graduate Certificate in Management

The Graduate Certificate in Management is designed for ambitious managers, with entry based on management experience. Made up of four core business units, it examines the essentials of a management role and its functions. It’s also a convenient entry pathway to our MBA qualification if you prefer to take it a step at a time. Enhance your senior management skills and gain a formal qualification that supports your career development.

About AIM Business School’s MBA Program

Leveraging 76 years, the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) has been the trusted career partner of Australian leaders and managers at every stage of their career journey. As a preferred training provider to more than 500 Australian companies, AIM trains over 20,000 professionals annually in professional development programs. In 2004, AIM Business School was launched with one core objective - to design an MBA program tailored for the working professional.

We've now enriched hundreds of managers, senior leaders, executives and CEOs with our nationally recognised and accredited MBA program. At AIM Business School, we ensure professionals are empowered to boost their leadership excellence and achieve their next career goal.

You can build towards completing your MBA in three stages, Graduate Certificate in Management, Graduate Diploma in Management and Master of Business Administration (MBA). Each qualification is delivered with a unique blend of practical and theoretical elements focusing on workplace assessments that are directly applicable in your role – and no exams. Plus, with the choice to study online or a blend of on-campus and online options and only 10 – 12 hours of study per week, AIM Business School puts flexibility first allowing students to maintain a work-life balance while building toward their future career goal.

At AIM Business School, our overall Graduate satisfaction is at 93.3% and the median salary of those Graduating is at $110,000, which is 37.75% higher than the national average across Universities and private providers*.

Through our academically credentialed and experienced faculty, an applied learning context and on-going student support – we ensure our students set their sights high and are enabled to achieve their ultimate career ambitions.

*2017 QILT Graduate Satisfaction Survey

  • Course Type
    Masters
  • Study Modes
    Online,Blended
  • Start Date
    Monthly Intakes – Start Anytime!

AIM Business School’s nationally recognised and accredited MBA program is governed by the Tertiary Education and Standards Agency (TEQSA) within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). TEQSA is an Australian government agency that regulates and assures the quality of Australia's higher education sector which ensures that our MBA program is of the highest quality.

At AIM Business School, we also have established strategic collaborations with some important private education providers across the globe. These international collaborations are grounded in a common objective – to connect people and organisations everywhere with learning.

Some of these international collaborations are with:

  • UAE
  • Hong Kong
  • Sri Lanka
  • Colombia
  • India and more!

Great managers come from a variety of backgrounds and have vastly different experience, that’s why we place the same value on management experience as we do on academic qualifications.

A great starting point, the Graduate Certificate in Management has entry options for the most experienced managers whether they have formal tertiary qualifications or not. Enter with:

  • Bachelor degree and two (2) years’ relevant management experience or;
  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma and three (3) years’ management experience or;
  • No formal tertiary qualification but five years’ (5) relevant management experience.

Successfully completing the Graduate Certificate gives you a formal qualification and allows you direct entry into the Graduate Diploma in Management. Upon completing the Graduate Diploma in Management, you’ll qualify for direct entry to the Master of Business Administration.

The AIM Business School MBA program lets you build at your own pace towards a postgraduate qualification – Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and MBA – with flexibility build in at every stage. Able to blend into even the busiest of schedules, our MBA means postgraduate study no longer needs to be a barrier when aiming for a work, life and study balance.

Plus, with only 10 – 12 hours of study, you’ll complete the first stage of your MBA in as little as 1 year.

At AIM Business School, you determine how fast you want to study. Choose from our accelerated full-time, flexible part-time or extended option based on your preferences.

ACCELERATED

Fast track your studies. Complete each stage of your MBA in 6 months full-time with 20 - 24 hours of study per week.

FLEXIBLE

Our most popular study mode. Complete each stage of your MBA in 1 year part-time with 10 - 12 hours of study per week.

EXTENDED

Complete your MBA over an extended time period of your choice, allowing you the flexibility of up to 2 years to complete each individual MBA stage.

  • Leading, Managing and Developing People
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Marketing for Managers
  • Managing Operational Improvement

With 96% of Asia-Pacific* companies looking to hire MBA graduates, it’s key individuals are studying an MBA to future-proof their career. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Graduate Certificate in Management from the Australian Institute of Management Education and Training (AIMET) through AIM Business School.

This course will allow you to get a feel for the requirements of a postgraduate management qualification, as you build towards undertaking a full MBA degree. You will bolster your existing experience in management and graduate with a formal qualification that represents your professional skills and ambition.

  • Human Resources Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Senior Manager and more!

* QS Global Trends Report 2018

Entry Requirements

Great managers come from a variety of backgrounds and have vastly different experience, that’s why we place the same value on management experience as we do on academic qualifications.

A great starting point, the Graduate Certificate in Management has entry options for the most experienced managers whether they have formal tertiary qualifications or not. Enter with:

  • Bachelor degree and two (2) years’ relevant management experience or;
  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma and three (3) years’ management experience or;
  • No formal tertiary qualification but five years’ (5) relevant management experience.

Successfully completing the Graduate Certificate gives you a formal qualification and allows you direct entry into the Graduate Diploma in Management. Upon completing the Graduate Diploma in Management, you’ll qualify for direct entry to the Master of Business Administration.

The Graduate Certificate qualifies for FEE-HELP, a government loan given to eligible students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees.  Students can still access FEE HELP if their employer is contributing to the cost of the program.

You are eligible for FEE HELP if you:

  • are studying at an approved FEE HELP provider (approved provider) or through Open Universities Australia (OUA);
  • meet the citizenship and residency requirements;
  • are enrolled in an eligible unit of study by the census date for that unit; and
  • have not exceeded the FEE HELP limit.

Students who can provide evidence of previous study at a similar AQF level or demonstrable equivalent experience, may on application, be provided with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer for up to 50% of a respective course. All applications for exemption or RPL will be assessed on an individual basis.

For students seeking RPL based on experience only, an assessment fee applies per unit for successful applications. Enquire with our team today to discuss your options.