Enhance your professional, management, communication and decision-making skills with the Graduate Certificate of Business.

Course overview

Managers increasingly require highly developed knowledge and a broad set of applied techniques in order to be able to function effectively in contemporary business organisations.

The Graduate Certificate of Business is designed to expose students to contemporary business theories, concepts and skills that are the basis of successful management across a range of economic sectors.

The course focuses on developing advanced conceptual, transferable and professional attributes through a program of student-centred learning. 

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business, students may be eligible to articulate (enter) into the second semester of any ICMS Masters course.

Quick facts

CRICOS Course Code: 078930B 078930B
UAC Course Code: 900140 900141
Accreditation Status: Active Active
AQF Level: 8 8
Campus: City Campus, Sydney  | online Northern Beaches Campus | online
Duration: 18 weeks (or part time equivalent) 18 weeks (or part time equivalent)
Industry Training: N/A N/A
Study Mode: on-campus | online on-campus | online
Start: Feb, Jul, Sept Feb, Jul, Sept
Annual Indicative Student Enrolments: 146 in 2018 (both campuses) 146 in 2018 (both campuses)

Course structure

The course may be studied on a full-time basis comprising four core subjects of 4 credit points each over an 18-week semester, or part-time equivalent.

Level Code Subject Prerequisite Credit points
600 ACC601 Accounting for Business Decisions N/A 4
600 MKT601 Contemporary Marketing N/A 4
600 ECO600 Economics and Finance for Business N/A 4
600 MGT604 Managing in the Global Context N/A 4

Course learning outcomes

Upon completion of this course, graduates will be able to:

  • possess an advanced understanding of key management concepts and skills underpinning business operations.
  • critique a range of contemporary social, economic, political and cultural factors facing organisations in the new economy.
  • communicate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • synthesise and articulate information in order to generate evidence-based and sustainable solutions for business partners. 

Career options

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business, students will benefit from a range of enhanced career opportunities. Graduates will find employment in a range of organisational settings in roles such as general management, business strategy, planning and operations, human resource management, sales and marketing.  

Course and Subject Details


  • Managing in the Global Context
  • Economics and Finance for Business
  • Accounting for Business Decisions
  • Contemporary Marketing

The course information on this website is indicative of a typical study pattern only and is subject to change. Enrolled students will be made aware of changes to their course structure or subjects.

Not all subjects are offered every trimester. The Academic Consulting Office can assist you with subject selection and structuring your course.