AIB’s online Graduate Certificate in Management (GCM) is an accredited postgraduate qualification that is highly recognised internationally.

Delivered fully online, the AIB GCM can be completed in 8 months and gives you practical skills for today’s business.

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Why study our GCM?

  • Industry-focused practical learning for today’s business.
  • Gain strategic and leadership skills you can immediately apply.
  • Fully online, flexible and affordable.
  • Complete in 8 months, 6 start dates per year.
  • Accredited and highly regarded internationally.
  • Join over 16,000 students and alumni from 90 countries.

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Highly achievable

For over 30 years, we’ve successfully supported more than 12,600 business school graduates, including more than 5,900 GCM graduates.

5900+ GCM graduates

GCM GRADUATES

AIB has successfully supported more than 5,900 GCM graduates.

1500+ GCM students

GCM STUDENTS

Of AIB’s 5,000+ students, over 1,500 used the GCM as an entry point to the MBA. (AIB Data 2018)

I hadn’t studied for over 20 years; I hadn’t studied since I left school. With the help of the staff and the tools that are available online, I overcame that. I could study anywhere, anytime, without any problems.

Chris Lee
National Business & Reporting Analyst Qantas Ground Services

Why the Australian Institute of Business?

  • The Australian Institute of Business (AIB) is Australia’s No.1 online MBA provider*, and has over 30 years of excellence in tertiary education.
  • AIB offers the full suite of post-graduate business degrees, including Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and the prestigious Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
  • AIB’s programmes are fully accredited in Australia, highly regarded internationally and industry aligned.
  • AIB has a global network of more than 16,000 students and alumni in over 90 countries.
  • In 2016 AIB was recognised by LinkedIn as the third ‘Most Influential Education Brand’ in the world.

*Source: 2017 Higher Education Statistics, Australian Department of Education and Training (provided December 2018).

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*Source: 2017 Higher Education Statistics, Australian Department of Education and Training (provided December 2018)

 

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AIB Student Learning Portal

Study anywhere, anytime

Rather than expect you to fit around us, we’ve found innovative ways to make our subjects fit around you.

100% online learning

Our innovative Student Learning Portal is your ultimate digital resource for everything you’ll need to successfully complete your GCM with the flexibility to access your learning materials, videos, podcasts and other multimedia. You’ll engage with fellow students and have key concepts explained by your Online Facilitators in webinars and forums.

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COURSE STRUCTURE

GCM – The first stage of your MBA

The Graduate Certificate in Management (GCM) is an entry point and the first stage of the AIB MBA

Subjects

The Graduate Certificate in Management (GCM) comprises a total of four subjects, which includes GCM Core subjects; Leadership and Marketing Management. Two GCM Elective subjects may be chosen from Strategic Human Resource Management, Operations Management, Financial Management, Corporate Governance, Strategic Management and Project Management*.

Leadership (First Subject)

The subject provides a scholarly and in-depth knowledge of the dynamics of leadership and how it applies to contemporary leadership practice. Topics covered include: nature and importance of leadership, leadership traits, behaviours and attitudes, leadership styles, leadership culture, ethical issues, leadership when creating change in organisations.

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of leadership theories, concepts and practice, including both traditional and contemporary forms of leadership.
  • Critically evaluate modes of leadership with consideration of ethical and socially responsible practice.
  • Effectively communicate and apply relevant leadership principles to address diverse needs of various stakeholders.
  • Develop a critically reflective leadership model for your own development.
Marketing Management (Second Subject)

This subject discusses the importance and strategic role of marketing in today’s globalised digital business environment. Students learn practical skills that impact on business growth, like how to analyse the market context in which the digital business or enterprise is operating, how to segment the market, select an appropriate target market, develop a customer persona and how to create strategic and tactical plans that co-create value for the selected target market(s).

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of contemporary marketing theory and practice through concept checks, market analysis and tactical plans.
  • Identify a variety of relevant sources of data to undertake a rigorous context analysis of the market.
  • Communicate marketing knowledge, skills and ideas to others clearly, persuasively and credibly.
  • Create an evidence based, ethical and innovative marketing solution that aligns with customer value.
Operations Management

The aim of this subject is to provide an in-depth knowledge of issues critical for the efficient and effective operation of organisations. Topics covered include: the concept of operations and process management; network design and capacity planning; process design; supply chain management; inventory management; resource planning; quality management.

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of contemporary operations management theory, frameworks and techniques and their application in practice.
  • Critically analyse complex operations management situations and provide informed recommendations for improvement.
  • Effectively communicate application of operations management concepts to inform practice.
Corporate Governance

This subject examines the development, concepts, and significance of the concepts and practice of Corporate Governance, and organisational governance within the context of organisational capacity building. Topics covered include: the governance partnership (investors, companies and directors); regulatory frameworks to ensure good governance; theory and principles of corporate governance; director capabilities and responsibilities; ethics; ethical behaviour in organisations, and corporate social responsibility.

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of contemporary corporate governance theory, frameworks and practice.
  • Critically evaluate and effectively communicate complex concepts to recommend improvements relating to corporate governance and organisational issues.
  • Apply corporate governance laws, theory and techniques to professional practice in an ethical manner.
Financial Management

This subject prepares students for effective and efficient planning and management of financial resources in organisations. The subject introduces how a manager can utilise accounting and finance systems in decision-making. Topics covered include: Understanding and evaluating financial statements, cost management concepts, working capital management, time value of money, risk and return, basic capital investment decisions, capital structure and the cost of capital.

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of core contemporary financial management theory, techniques and practice.
  • Critically evaluate and effectively communicate recommendations to address financial management issues.
  • Apply financial management theory and techniques to professional practice in an ethical manner.
Strategic Human Resource Management

The subject is designed to provide understanding of the formal relationship between the employer and the employee and of the techniques and methods aimed at making that relationship more effective so that organisational goals and objectives are achieved. Topics covered include: introduction to strategic HRM, global labour markets, the changing nature of work, work design and diversity management, workforce planning, Talent management and selection, Talent retention and development, performance management, Remuneration and rewards, Evaluating HRM and return on investment.

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of strategic human resource management theory and its application in practice.
  • Critically evaluate, and recommend improvements to existing human resource management strategies.
  • Design and effectively communicate an evidence based human resource management initiative with consideration to ethical concerns.
  • Identify and evaluate different perspectives, value systems and contemporary trends and their impact on strategic HRM.
Strategic Management*

This subject provides an in-depth knowledge of the strategic management process and gives an exposure to the concepts and theories of competing in domestic as well as international markets. Topics covered include: strategy development; internal and external environment; an organisation’s competitiveness; generic competitive strategies; competing in international markets; groups of businesses, diversification and strategy execution etc.

Pre-requisites: May normally be undertaken only after completing at least 3 AQF Level 8 core subjects.

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understanding of contemporary strategic management theory concepts and principles.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of how strategy formulation and strategy implementation processes work in contemporary organisations.
  • Conduct an in-depth analysis of the internal and external environment using appropriate strategic management concepts and tools.
  • Demonstrate ability to synthesise a range of business and management concepts when undertaking strategic analysis.
Project Management*

This subject provides the skills and knowledge required to plan, manage and close projects that achieve the goals and objectives on time, within cost and to the quality required, regardless of the line of business or industry. Topics covered include: project lifecycle, scope management and work breakdown structure, project scheduling using the critical chain approach, project resourcing, managing project quality, planning and managing project risks, performance measurement and managing project teams.

Pre-requisites: May be undertaken only after completing a minimum of 3 AQF Level 8 subjects which must include Operations Management.

On completion of this subject participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the principles and techniques of project management, including project team management.
  • Critically analyse project management issues to generate informed solutions.
  • Clearly communicate project management concepts and techniques to ensure effective project planning and control.

*To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Management (GCM) a candidate must complete a minimum of 3 subjects at AQF Level 8 and maximum of 1 subject at AQF Level 9. Strategic Management and Project Management are AQF Level 9 subjects, all others are AQF Level 8.

GCM Elective subjects are also Core subjects in the AIB MBA.

GCM Toolkits

Are you looking for specific skillsets to suit your business or career goals? AIB offers specialised GCM toolkits to fast-track your path to success.

You’ll unlock your potential to position yourself ahead of the competition with a fully accredited post-graduate qualification targeting key success drivers for your business. You will develop the skills you need to become a strategic entrepreneur who can effectively manage resources, finances and projects to sustainably build and scale a business. Learn how to leverage your passion and technical knowledge and set your business on the path to a successful long-term strategy.

Subject 1 : Leadership, Subject 2: Marketing Management, Subject 3: Financial Management, Subject 4: Project Management

  • Develop skills to successfully establish, build and scale a business
  • Learn how to strategically manage finance, projects and human resources
  • 100% online, so you can study anywhere, anytime
  • Upskill in as little as 8 months
  • Affordable, with proven career outcomes
  • Accredited, highly regarded internationally and industry aligned
  • Join over 16,000 students and graduates from 90 countries

You’ll unlock your potential to transform from a Manager to Leader with a fully accredited post-graduate qualification that will develop your strategic planning and leadership skills. You will learn efficient management of financial and human resources, and how to build effective teams. You will gain an understanding of strategic marketing to deliver customer satisfaction and succeed in today’s globalised competitive environment.

Subject 1 : Leadership, Subject 2: Marketing Management, Subject 3: Financial Management, Subject 4: Project Management

  • Transform from a Manager to a Leader with strategies for success
  • Learn to efficiently manage financial and human resources and build effective teams
  • Understand how to gain an edge in a globalised competitive environment
  • Fully online, flexible and affordable
  • Upskill in as little as 8 months
  • Accredited and highly regarded internationally
  • Join over 16,000 students and graduates from 90 countries

Subject 1 : Leadership, Subject 2: Marketing Management, Subject 3: Financial Management, Subject 4: Project Management

  • Gain strategic and operational skills to become a well-rounded project manager
  • Create impact with vision and successfully engage critical stakeholders
  • Develop leadership skills for effective management of project teams
  • Fully online, flexible and affordable
  • Upskill in as little as 8 months
  • Accredited and globally recognised
  • Join over 16,000 students and graduates from 90 countries

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AFFORDABLE COURSE FEES

Affordability that delivers what you need, not what you don’t.

The GCM is amongst the most affordable in Australia, without sacrificing the high quality of education. As an online provider, we don’t have the expensive of maintaining campuses and lecture theatres, so you won’t pay for things you don’t need. Instead, we invest in quality education and academic teams, student support services and innovative technological advancements. 

FEE-HELP

In addition to our very affordable course fees, we are FEE-HELP approved for students who are Australian citizens or those who hold appropriate visas. We also offer instalment options, so that the GCM remains an investment and not a liability.

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Australia

2020 Course fees (AUD)

$2,9971 per subject

$11,9881 total course cost

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Each subject will require a textbook or eTextbook, costing between $50-$200 each

 

1. Course fees for the remainder of 2020 and Term 1, 2021 are $2,997 per subject. Course fees applicable for subjects commencing after 1st March 2021 are $3,147 per subject.

HIGHLY ACCESSIBLE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Am I eligible?

To study the AIB GCM you only need ONE of the following:

Minimum 5 years experience

A minimum of five years relevant work experience, which includes at least three years management experience, or significant technical experience.

OR

An Advanced Diploma

An Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree (AQF Level 6) or learning equivalent to an AQF Level 6 qualification and at least three years relevant work experience.

OR

A Bachelor’s Degree

A Bachelor’s degree (AQF Level 7) and at least two years relevant work experience.

OR

Minimum GMAT score of 550

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 550 and at least three years relevant work experience.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

In addition, students must have access to a computer that meets the following requirements.

Student Visa Holders

AIB is not a CRICOS-registered provider and is unable to enrol Student Visa holders.

HAVE YOU STARTED A POST-GRADUATE QUALIFICATION ELSEWHERE?

You may be able to transfer to the AIB GCM, and may even be eligible for fee reductions.

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ACCREDITED & RECOGNISED

Delivered by the Australian Institute of Business catering specifically to working adults, AIB’s GCM is fully accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and highly regarded internationally. 

AIB’s graduates are seen by employers as valuable leaders that drive business growth.

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Here’s a snapshot of our range of memberships and listings: 

  • International Association of Universities (IAU)
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) International Quality Group
  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) 
  • Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI)
  • Independent Higher Education Australia (IHEA)

Recognised & Respected

Join a global business network

The Australian Institute of Business is a truly global community with over 16,000 students, alumni, academics and industry experts from over 90 countries.

Our students stand out

The best in ASX employ the best from AIB. Our alumni work for 65% of ASX 100 listed companies. 

A rich history in education

We were Australia’s first private provider accredited to offer the full range of business degrees, including Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and the prestigious Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

A trusted business school

The Australian Institute of Business was recognised in 2015 as ‘Australia’s Most Influential Brand’ on LinkedIn, and recognised in 2016 as the third ‘Most Influential Educational Brand’ in the world.

LEARN FROM LEADING INDUSTRY EXPERTS

AIB is partnering with a series of prominent organisations to strengthen our practical linkage for our valued student community.

Throughout the GCM, you’ll have exclusive access to guest lecture videos that bring theory to life, inspire innovation and accelerate your business performance.

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Chief Human Resources Officer, Audi Australia

Zena Boakes - Industry Guest Lecturer

Chief Financial Officer, Kyocera Document Solutions Australasia

Rohan Higgins - Industry Guest Lecturer

GLOBAL NETWORK

STUDY FROM ANYWHERE

48%
International
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52%
Australia

Alumni

Join more than 16,000 students, alumni, academics and industry experts from over 90 countries. As an AIB student you’ll have access to this rapidly growing global business network.

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2018 AIB MBA Alumni Insights Report

9800+ Graduates
90 Countries

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