Understand the Issues. Lead with Integrity.

At no time in the history of capitalism has there been such a focus on ethical and effective governance and management. Society and government demand much more accountability from board members and senior executives.

Skills in good governance, the ability to integrate a much broader range of stakeholders, supported by cultures that demonstrate accountability and a focus on the end user, are sought after.

Additionally, new business models are disrupting the operations of existing sectors, from corporations and not-for-profit enterprises, to the government sector. This rapidly changing landscape is placing greater pressure to do more with less and become far more efficient.

To meet these challenges, today’s leaders must have critical skills in modern governance, management, strategy and change execution skills.

The Graduate Certificate in Governance and Management has been specifically designed to assist leaders to continue to develop their skills in building contemporary leadership capability while adapting to the ever-changing stakeholder and regulatory landscape.

The Graduate Certificate in Governance and Management has been specifically designed to assist participants develop key skills while building contemporary leadership capability to adapt to an ever changing and better regulated environment.

This executive-level program is ideal for experienced managers, leaders, decision-makers and those aspiring to advance their careers. We understand you’re busy, so we aim for efficiency and flexibility. We offer an accelerated study model and units are delivered in seminar-style intensives across two weekends.

The Graduate Certificate in Governance and Management is robust by design. We aim to challenge you, to expose you to lively debate, to give you skills that enable you to think critically, differently and outside of the standard, to tackle the big questions, and create bigger results, with true mutual value and benefit.

Course themes

  • Management of Change
  • Corporate Governance and Risk Management
  • Money Management
  • Strategic Management for Sustainability

This is a rigorous, practical program grounded in best practice, and backed by research. The program brings you advanced adult learning methods, designed by our internationally renowned faculty who will mentor and partner with you through a collaborative learning process.

With a focus on applied learning, the intensive seminar style approach inspires group discussion and knowledge sharing among participants who undertake work-based projects to ensure learning is integrated into the workplace.

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Governance and Management, students must complete 40 credit points (cp) comprising:

  • 20 cp Specified Units; and

(2) 20 cp Elective Units.

With a focus on flexibility you can start your study at one of four different entry points through the year studying the following subjects:

  • MGMT621 Management of Change
  • BUSN603 Corporate Governance and Risk Management
  • BUSN602 Money Management
  • MGMT605 Strategic Management for Sustainability

We understand being busy, so we aim for efficiency and flexibility with your study schedule. Each unit is delivered over two weekends in seminar-style intensives and you’ll enjoy a focused and collegial environment with a supportive and highly collaborative team. 

Intensive seminars will take place in a professional face-to-face learning environment at one of three campus locations: Brisbane, Melbourne or North Sydney. For three of the four units, full on-line conferencing facilities will be available at our other campus locations, which means you can attend no matter which city you happen to be in at the time.

Students will learn from the experiences of their peers and have the opportunity to expand their network.

Each unit will be delivered over two weekends in seminar-style intensives – one includes a Friday evening. You’ll enjoy a focused and collegial environment with a supportive and highly collaborative team.

Intensive seminars will take place in a professional face-to-face learning environment at one of three campus locations: Brisbane, Melbourne or North Sydney. For three of the four units, full on-line conferencing facilities will be available at our other campus locations, which means you can attend no matter which city you happen to be in at the time.

 

2020 Schedule

Delivery Mode / Location

Intensive One

Intensive Two

  • MGMT621 Management of Change

Face-to-face:

  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney

13-15 March

20-22 March

4-5 April

18-19 April

  • BUSN603 Corporate Governance and Risk Management

Real time virtual class

12-14 June

4-5 July

  • BUSN602 Money Management

Real time virtual class

14-16 August

5-6 September

  • MGMT605 Strategic Management for Sustainability

Real time virtual class

23-25 October

14-15 November

Entry requirements and prerequisite

This executive level program is ideal for senior decision makers and aspiring leaders.

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Governance and Management you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Significant experience in a management/leadership role.

When you apply via our online portal you’ll need to supply:

  • your past academic transcripts
  • your CV.

For more information about entry requirements please contact us.

Contact ACU Executive Education

We're about accessible, quality education. The Graduate Certificate in Governance and Management offers you an inspired education and an exceptional learning journey - all with unit fees within reach.

  • 2020 Unit Fees: $3500 per unit.

A Student Services Fee of $45 per term is also payable. Textbooks may need to be purchased for each unit.

Students may be eligible for assistance through FEE-HELP. Find out more at studyassist.gov.au

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Governance and Management, you can opt to continue studying and pathway into an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) qualification.

With this option, you will have generated four credits and will need to complete a further eight units to qualify.

Review EMBA Course

Download EMBA Course Map

Contact ACU Executive Education

Enjoy the advantage of a community of thought-leaders, grounded in evidence based scholarly practice, each with deep industry and proven professional experience. A team dedicated to meeting client needs, they are globally renowned, authors, business owners, consultants, academics and experts in their disciplines. Critically they understand and have proven experience in developing and delivering adult learning methods that produce results.

Between them you will benefit from their extensive theoretical knowledge, academic rigor, impressive practical skill sets and their absolute dedication to their discipline.

Reserve your place today

If you are ready to make it your business to change the world, then reserve your place today.

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When you apply via our online portal you’ll need to supply:

  • your past academic transcripts
  • your CV.

More information

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For more information or to discuss your application contact Executive Education at executiveeducation@acu.edu.au or call 02 9739 2652

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