Graduate Certificate of Corporate Management

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Corporate Management
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Length 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

2016: November (Trimester 3)

2017: March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017Not applicable
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017$13,000 - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555

LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
CRICOS course code056892G
Deakin course code M507

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.

Fees and charges

The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

  • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
  • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

In both cases, the ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 4 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

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
  Approved by Faculty Board October 2014


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:

MPM721/MPR721People Management (Residential) *

MPM771/MPR771Principles of Leadership (Residential) *

MMH733Ethics for Managers

MPM707/MPR707Leading Change (Residential) *


MPK701Research Design and Analysis

MPM701/MPM701ABusiness Process Management ^

MPM712Managing Innovation

MPM722/MPR722Human Resource Management (Residential) *

MPM792Operations Management

MPM732Critical Thinking for Managers

MPP701Research Project 1A


Or any other postgraduate unit with approval of the Course Director

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

^MPM701A is a Start Anytime unit.

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Minimum entry requirements

 - Bachelor degree in any discipline and 3 years relevant work experience


 - 7 years relevant work experience

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

How to apply

Applications for this course can be made directly through our Applicant Portal.

For more information on the application process, visit our Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


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.