Graduate Certificate of Corporate Management

Course summary for current students

Year2018 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Corporate Management
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Duration 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code056892G
Deakin course codeM507
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Looking to start studying in 2017? View our Graduate Certificate of Corporate Management and apply to start this year.

Please note: Full-time study is available in Trimester 1 and Trimester 3 only.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

This course covers a range of topics relating to aspects of organisational management and the development of core capabilities crucial to business leadership.

Indicative student workload

As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Apply advanced organisational management principles and concepts to current business practice
Communication Demonstrate high level skills to effectively communicate orally and in writing to business and professional audiences
Digital literacy Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award
Critical thinking Critically analyse, evaluate and express sound judgement, ideas and reflection in relation to a range of business issues relevant to the workplace.
Problem solving Apply problem solving skills to analyse, develop and recommend solutions for complex and real- world business issues.
Self-management Utilise learning in own work practices and to advance own professional development needs
Teamwork Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award
Global citizenship Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award


Course rules

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Corporate Management, students must attain a total of 4 credit points, consisting of 1 core unit and 3 credit points of elective units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Course structure

Core Units

MPM731Business Communication for Managers

Elective units

Plus three units from:

MBA710Business Process Management

MBA721/MBR721People Management (Residential) *


MBA730/MBR730Principles of Leadership (Residential) *

MMH733Ethics for Managers

MPK701Research Design and Analysis

MPM707/MPR707Leading Change (Residential) *

MPM712Managing Innovation

MPM722/MPR722Human Resource Management (Residential) *

MPM732Critical Thinking for Managers

MPM792Operations Management

MPP701Research Project 1a


Or any other postgraduate unit with approval of the Course Director

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit