University of Technology Sydney

C11338v3 Graduate Certificate in Executive Management

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Executive Management (GradCertExecM)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: Distance


This course is only available to international students, and only by distance mode. International students are not eligible for a student visa to study this course in Australia.

Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information


The Graduate Certificate in Executive Management provides essential skills and knowledge used in the general management of a business unit or enterprise.

The Certificate has been designed for busy professionals who seek to upskill in essential business and management domains while having the flexibility of a fully online delivery. All course content can be applied in professional work contexts so that students can learn and directly benefit.

Course aims

General management skills are developed in areas of strategic thinking, financial management, accounting, marketing, data analytics, governance and risk, and responsible management practice. Graduates are prepared to manage effectively and responsibly in a range of business contexts.

Career options

Career options include management-level positions in private, public and non-profit organisations, start-ups and SMEs.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Apply contemporary professional business skills and well-developed judgement to generate creative solutions to complex problems
2.1 Communicate ideas and strategies effectively and demonstrate interpersonal awareness of self and others
3.1 Appraise diverse moral and ethical dimensions to critically evaluate current and future business strategies
3.2 Reflect on Indigenous perspectives and values in the growth and transformation of organisations
4.1 Apply business concepts and practices with professional integrity to evaluate businesses for transformation

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Professional Experience Requirement: At least six years full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional work experience.

The relevant work experience must be demonstrated through a C.V. and a Statement of Service, confirming the dates of employment, and the position held within the organisation.

Interview Requirement: Attend an interview with the director of the EMBA.

Applicants without an academic qualification may be considered for the Graduate Certificate with eight years of full-time, or equivalent npart-time, senior management work experience and a general capacity to undertake tertiary education.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 6.5; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 24; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72 overall with a writing score 58; or C1A/C2P: 185-190 with a writing score 176.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Recognition of prior learning

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Executive Management are not usually granted exemptions for prior studies.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a eight-month, full-time or up to one-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete a total of 24 credit points, comprising eight core disciplinary-based subjects delivered online (24 credit points).

Course completion requirements

25720 Applied Financial Management 3cp
22788 Accounting Practices and Tools 3cp
24748 Deliver Customer Value 3cp
26804 Data Driven Decision Making 3cp
26814 Strategies and Business Models 3cp
26817 Business and Political Economy 3cp
Select 6 credit points of options: 6cp
26816 Applied Governance and Risk Management3cp 
26813 Behavioural Decision Making3cp 
26811 Data, Algorithms and Meaning3cp 
21953 Decision Making Uncertainty3cp 
26809 Digital and Social Media Marketing3cp 
26820 Macro Sustainability Impacts3cp 
26812 Navigating Managerial Dilemmas3cp 
26807 Organisation Position and Performance3cp 
26818 Transforming Workforce Capability3cp 
26805 Valuation, Capital Structure and Budgeting3cp 
Total 24cp

Course program

Refer to the Timetable Planner for confirmation of availability.

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Executive Management, and the Executive Master of Business Administration (C04424).

Other information

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Advice and support to international students during the application process is available from the UTS International on:

general enquiries
telephone +61 2 8806 0230

application enquiries
telephone +61 2 9514 1531