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Postgraduate Coursework

Graduate Certificate of Strategic Management

2021

Not available to international students.
Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
CDU Waterfront Darwin (FF)
1GC531
871141
Online (FF)
1GC531
871141
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Course duration
Full-time
Not available
Part-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International on campus
No
International online
No

CDU Waterfront: this course is not available for entry internally in Summer Semester at CDU Waterfront Darwin however domestic students may commence the course by undertaking external units.

Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

USTM01

Award
Graduate Certificate of Strategic Management
Faculty/College
Asia Pacific College of Business and Law
Sector
HE
Area of study
Business, Accounting and Services Industries

The Graduate Certificate of Strategic Management will help you get the qualifications and skills to be a confident candidate when applying for middle to upper-management positions.

The specialised course develops your knowledge, skills and understanding of strategic management.

Key areas you will study include decision making, organisational strategy and leadership, contemporary management issues, operations management.

Career opportunities

Graduates may have the opportunity to move into a variety of industries that offer middle to upper management positions in the private and public sectors.

The Graduate Certificate of Strategic Management also provides you with a pathway into the Master of Business Administration, which offers further career progression opportunities.

Credit transfers and pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master's degree or equivalent international qualification in a business or related field

OR

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master's degree or equivalent international qualification in an unrelated field plus a minimum of 6 months full-time employment experience in a managerial role. Applicants must provide documentation detailing their employment experience in the form of a curriculum vitae (CV) and two written referee reports in their application.

OR

Consideration will also be given to applicants without tertiary qualifications who have at least three years appropriate professional experience in middle to higher level management. Applicants must provide documentation detailing their employment experience in the form of a curriculum vitae (CV) and two written referee reports in their application.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Navitas Academic English (will not be accepted from 2021 onwards) A minimum overall pass and 65% in Academic English 3 with a 65% pass in the research essay. (Note: this score will not be accepted from 2021 intakes onwards).
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

Course structure

The course consists of a total of four units focused on the skills required to strategically manage organisations in changing environments.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(4 units)
40cp Compulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

BUS501 Decision Making
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues
MAN515 Operations Management
 

  40cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1 - Part time

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership CO MAN515 Operations Management CO
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues CO BUS501 Decision Making CO

 

Students commencing in Semester 2 - Part time

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    MAN515 Operations Management CO
    BUS501 Decision Making CO
Year 2
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership CO    
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues CO    

 

Students commencing in Summer Semester (from 2021 Summer Semester is no longer available for entry)

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester and enrolling in a part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

 

Legend: CO = Core Unit

 

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
(not available from 2021)
Year 1
        MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues CO
Year 2
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership CO MAN515 Operations Management CO    
    BUS501 Decision Making CO    

 

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for all domestic applicants.

 

SATAC

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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