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Graduate Certificate of Management (Online)

A single graduate award offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Minimum 24 Units

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Management (Online) requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

BUSI7280 Managing in a Global Context (6 units)

MGMT7020 Technology and Project Management (6 units)

MGMT7250 Evidence-Based Management (6 units)

MKTG7260 Marketing and Stakeholder Communications (6 units)

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.

Applicants must have either:

  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with minimum GPA 4.0/7.0; or
  • A Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with minimum GPA 4.0/7.0; or
  • A Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with minimum GPA 4.0/7.0; or
  • 24 units of courses in a postgraduate program with minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0; or
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test), completed no more than 5 years before the time of application, with a minimum score of 550 (minimum 5.0 in Analytical Writing) and a minimum of 3 years full-time, relevant work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or
  • GRE General test, completed no more than 5 years before the time of application, with a minimum score of 155 for Verbal Reasoning, 155 for Quantitative Reasoning and 4.0 in Analytical Writing and a minimum of 3 years full-time, relevant work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or
  • A minimum of 5 years of full time, relevant work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program.
  • A minimum of 5 years of full time, relevant work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1, including at least 3 years documented experience in a managerial role.
  • A minimum of 10 years of full time, relevant work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1.

Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0.

If required, competitive ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of applicants demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.

Further information: English Language Requirements for Admission 

Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.

Assessment of qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework:

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities:

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students

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Annual indicative fee for international students

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Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see:


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Graduate Certificate of Management (Online) will equip students with a solid foundation of knowledge, skills and application in the management disciplines within an evidence-based management (EBM) framework. The GCM (Online) is both a standalone program and a pathway to our Masters programs for those who do not meet the traditional entry requirements for an ANU Masters program.

Students will study four courses online (the Management Core) that provide a common foundation for many Research School of Management (RSM) postgraduate coursework programs. This common core will enable students within RSM to have a broad understanding of the following key management discipline areas that support future study towards a wide range of potential career paths.

  • Evidence based management;
  • Technology and project management;
  • Managing in a global context; and,
  • Marketing and stakeholder communications.

Courses in this program will be offered online.

Research School of Management graduates complete their studies having demonstrated the following attributes:

  1. Evidence-based thought leaders
  2. Innovators and pioneers
  3. Collaborative problem solvers
  4. Responsive and resilient professionals
  5. Effective communicators
  6. Internationally informed managers
  7. Ethical and responsible decision makers
  8. Technical business competencies

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Employment Opportunities

The graduates from the Graduate Certificate of Management (Online) are:

  • Managers in the private or public sectors challenged by the complexity of modern organisations
  • Entrepreneurs from a range of industries
  • Professionals from diverse backgrounds needing management knowledge and skills to enhance their career prospects
  • Management consultants seeking leading edge thinking on management practice policy advisers designing, implementing or evaluating policies
  • Management, leadership, consultant, coordination or administration positions in areas such as sales, advertising, marketing, corporate services, tourism, hospitality, health, welfare, social services, administration, public relations, policy, planning, production, education services, customer services, facilities and construction.

Who go on to become:

  • Managers
  • Officers in the Australian Public Service
  • Consultants
  • Entrepreneurs
  • MBA students
  • and leaders in many other influential roles.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Properly identify the problems and challenges faced by the different management functions within organisations by using an evidence-based approach (Remember & Ask);

  2. Critically discuss evidence-based opportunities and innovative solutions from various disciplines to address challenges of varied nature faced by organisations in complex management, business and market environments (Acquire & Apply);

  3. Critically analyse disciplinary concepts, theories, knowledge and information from different sources and stakeholders using evidence-based tools and reasoning (Acquire & Analyse);

  4. Gauge the increasing significance of digital technologies in the creation of business and management opportunities and solutions for decision making (Appraise & Analyse);

  5. Ascertain appropriate innovative management and disruptive business strategies based on relevant evidence and research (Aggregate & Evaluate);

  6. Develop an appropriate evidence-based multi-disciplinary portfolio of business solutions that incorporate influences of a changing and increasingly complex global business and management environment (Assess & Create);

  7. Implement evidence-based multi-disciplinary business solutions that are appropriate and relevant to context (Apply & Create);

  8. Professionally engage with broader business and community stakeholders using an evidence-based platform as a way to inform them, communicate with them and to bridge theory and practice (Reflect & Assess);

  9. Recognise the organisational, social and ethical implications on behaviour and decisions of the proposed new evidence-based multi-disciplinary business model (Apply & Evaluate);

  10. Reflect on their learning experience to demonstrate that they have effectively achieved the learning outcomes set for this program (Reflect & Assess);

  11. Present an integrated and culminated learning experience supported by research both orally and in writing (Reflect & Assess).

Further Information

This program is not CRICOS registered. International students will not be eligible for a student visa (subclass 500 visa) to travel to Australia to study this program. however, international students may undertake the program online.

Courses in this program will be offered online.

Applicants who are applying for admission using GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test), GRE General Test, or other option that includes full-time equivalent years of professional experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program, should provide this completed CV template and two referee reports/letters as one PDF and upload it with their application.Contact the Research School of Management at if you have any queries regarding the application requirements.

Program commencement

The ANU Research School of Management offers a tailored Orientation Week program each semester for its postgraduate students, held during the University O-Week dates for that semester. This tailored program is designed to introduce students to their fellow peers, and provide specific information pertinent to studying a postgraduate program at the ANU Research School of Management. Evidence-Based Management is foundational to ANU Research School of Management postgraduate programs and this, along with other facets of the teaching and academic environment, will be introduced to students during this week. Attendance is highly encouraged.

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