Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management
Advance your leadership skills and opportunities
Learn about contemporary leadership and management from active industry professionals. Navigate complex business environments with confidence. Harness the power of teams. Boost your career or continue your leadership journey with MBA eligibility.
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What you'll learn
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management will have specialised knowledge in the areas of leading and managing in organisations, and will be capable of demonstrating responsible leadership and management capabilities, including in the areas of human interaction, organisational creativity and complex organisational systems.
Graduates of this program will be well equipped with 21st century leadership and management skills that are highly valued by employers.
With a postgraduate qualification, you will be well positioned for senior management roles and may find career opportunities in a variety or areas such as private enterprise, government, and not-for-profit organisations.
- hold any Bachelor degree (or higher) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 point scale); and have a minimum of three years equivalent full-time work experience post-degree which includes:
- two years of relevant work experience and one year in a role demonstrating leadership experience OR
- have a minimum of five years equivalent full-time professional work experience in a relevant field; which includes two years in a role demonstrating leadership experience OR
- have a combination of alternative admission criteria such as formal, informal and non-formal learning deemed to be equivalent to either of the above.
Leadership can include direct supervisory experience and/or change management in an organisational or project-specific setting.
Evidence of work experience must include a detailed work history (roles, responsibilities and achievements).
Upon request, applicants may be asked to provide:
- An Applicant Statement of Leadership Experience (maximum 750 words). To demonstrate relevance of work experience, applicants will need to provide a statement detailing examples of applied leadership skills and how their experiences will be complemented by the Graduate Certificate in Leadership & Management program along with a sound knowledge of the Griffith Business School values.
English Proficiency Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
- A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
- OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
- OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
- OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
- OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
- OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
Applicants should refer to the English language requirements section of the following University policy for exceptions to these overall requirements:
Credit for previous study or work
Reduce the time it takes to finish your degree. You can apply to Griffith to recognise your prior learning, including:
- Formal learning through courses completed at uni and TAFE.
- Informal learning through workplace experience or volunteer training.
- Non-formal learning through social experiences and hobbies.
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management is designed to suit the professional development needs of middle level managers in industry and government, enhancing existing practice and preparing for more senior leadership roles.
Developed and taught by industry professionals in active leadership roles, this degree is focused on practical organisational challenges. You'll learn about contemporary management and leadership practice and apply this knowledge to current scenarios from your workplace.
You'll develop an understanding of the different types and purposes of teams, and learn how to boost team performance through effective leadership. You'll hone your creative thinking skills and be equipped to convert great ideas into reality through collaboration and positive risk-taking. As a graduate, you'll have the skills and knowledge to translate vision and strategy into action and effectively manage transformation in your organisation.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
As a guide, core subjects in this degree can include:
• Managing Organisational Transformation
• Leading Teams
• Developing Values-based Leadership
• Managing Creativity in Organisations
As part of your application, you’ll be guided through how to get the right degree structure in place for you.
To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management (GCertLeadMgt), a student must acquire 40 credit points as prescribed below:
- Gain 40 credit points for the core courses.