Available to cohorts managed by ACU Strategic Partnerships and Executive Education. Award is also an Exit qualification from the Master of Business Administration (Executive).

GradCertBA (Exec)

Credit points


Minimum duration

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time (4 Professional Terms).

Approved locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney


Brisbane, Queensland - cohort based

Melbourne, Victoria - cohort based

Sydney (North Sydney), NSW - cohort based

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy .

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Bachelor's degree in any discipline; OR
  2. At least five (5) years’ industry experience in a relevant role; OR
  3. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a management/leadership role, outlined in a portfolio demonstrating knowledge, experience and skills suitable to the level required for participation in the program.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy .

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate, a student must complete 40 cp comprising:

  1. at least 30 cp from Mandatory Units (Part A), and
  2. up to 10 cp from Elective Units, as specified under the Master of Business Administration (Executive) (Part B).

Progression requirements

In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator and bound by decisions of the School Committee.

Students enrolled in the MBA (Exec) and its constituent Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma may enrol in MBA units provided in the standard delivery mode, but students enrolled in the Standard MBA mode will not automatically be permitted entry to MBA (Exec) classes. Permission to participate in MBA (Exec) classes will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, provided individuals meet the entry requirements of the MBA (Exec).

Part A : Mandatory Units

Complete at least 30 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
BAFN602Corporate Finance10
BUSN602Money Management10
MGMT605Strategic Management for Sustainability10
MGMT638Ethical Leadership10
MGMT641Organisational Dynamics and Behaviour10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
BUSN603Corporate Governance and Risk Management10
MGMT646Governance in Not-For-Profit Organisations10

Part B : Elective Units

Complete 0 to 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
BUSN606International Study Tour10
HRMG601Human Resource Management10
ITEC641Managing Emerging Digital Technologies10
MGMT623Systemic and Critical Thinking and Practice10
MGMT647Foundations of Management Thought10
MGMT656Global Experience10
MKTG600Managerial Marketing10
SCRK500Introduction to the Social Psychology of Risk10

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