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Graduate Certificate of Management

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

  • Minimum 24 Units
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  • Academic plan CMGMT
  • Post Nominal GCertMgt
  • CRICOS code 030000G
  • Minimum 24 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Academic plan CMGMT
  • Post Nominal GCertMgt
  • CRICOS code 030000G

Program Requirements

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

6 units from completion of the following compulsory course:

MGMT7250 - Evidence-Based Management (6 units)

18 units from completion of 7000- or 8000-level courses from the following subject areas:

BUSI International Business

INFS Business Information Systems

MGMT Management

MKTG Marketing


Study Options

Year 1 MGMT7250 Evidence-Based Management 6 units MGMT7020 Technology and Project Management 6 units BUSI7280 Managing in a Global Context 6 units MKTG7260 Marketing Management 6 units OR MKTG7001;

Admission Requirements

Applicants must present one of the following:

  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with minimum GPA 4.0/7.0
  • A Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with minimum GPA 4.0/7.0
  • A Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with minimum GPA 4.0/7.0
  • 24 units of courses in a postgraduate program with minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0
  • 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 Analyti cal Writing) and a minimum of 3 years full-time, relevant work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
  • 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
  • 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
  • Enrolment in a sponsored ANU Management Program offered by College of Business & Economics with a partner organisation in the Australian Public Service:
    • with employment: 
      • in at least a substantive APS level 4 position with completion of a Diploma of Government; 
      • or in at least a substantive APS level 5 without Diploma of Government.
    • and a completed ANU Management Program CV template containing:
      • Responses to application questions;
      • Curriculum vitae clearly identifying periods of full-time and part-time employment experience;
      • Names and contact details of two referees who can verify the experience.
    • in addition to providing written support from SES-level APS Branch or Regional Manager (or alternative SES position as appropriate)

The GPA for a Bachelor program will be calculated from (i) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades and/or (ii) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades other than those from the last semester (or equivalent study period) of the Bachelor degree. The higher of the two calculations will be used as the basis for admission.

Ranking and English language proficiency: 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.. In line with the University's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. Applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of:

  • a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or
  • demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.

Further information: English language admission requirements and post-admission support

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:

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.

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:

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 (GCM) 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 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.

In addition to the three elective courses from within the Research School of Management, all students will study the Evidence-Based Management course. It is divided into two sequential modules. The first module equips students with knowledge about EBM and how it strengthens decision-making and practice in business and organisation. In module two, students will learn how to appraise evidence quality before applying it to support decisions and actions. Students will thus be able to not only translate principles from best evidence to management practice and ethical decision-making, but also to reflect on how to use evidence and their position to improve on their learning experience.

Research School of Management graduates complete their studies having demonstrated knowledge and skills characteristics of:

  • Evidence-based thought leaders
  • Innovators and pioneers
  • Collaborative problem solvers
  • Responsive and resilient professionals
  • Effective communicators
  • Internationally informed managers
  • Ethical and responsible decision-makers
  • Professionals with technical business competencies
  • Responsible decision-makers

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

Further Information

Progression to Masters

Students who enrol in this program as a pathway to Masters programs within the Research School of Management are strongly advised to complete the following introductory courses or choose courses listed in the study requirements of their desired future Masters program.

BUSI7280 Managing in a Global Context

MGMT7020 Technology and Project Management

MGMT7250 Evidence-Based Management

MKTG7260 Marketing Management

Professional experience based admission

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.

Academic Advice

Please refer to the CBE Fast Track page: 

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