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The Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership is designed for educators, middle managers and principals who have progressed or are wanting to move, into leadership roles but do not have a formal business qualification. Designed to be flexible around work commitments, the program of four subjects offers an experiential learning approach. The two core subjects, which are focused on leadership and change management, will allow participants to marry their experiences as leaders in their career with frameworks to develop a greater understanding of effective leadership in a dynamic world. The two elective subjects provide the opportunity to personalise the course in specific areas of interest and skill building from a range of MBA subjects within the Bond Business School. The program can be completed in eight months by studying two subjects per semester or it can be spread over two years. The program is at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework and completed subjects can be credited into the Master of Business Administration (Executive) program for participants who wish to progress with their studies.

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About the program

The Executive Graduate Certificate in Leadership provides senior managers with the opportunity to marry their experience as leaders in their career with frameworks to develop a greater understanding of effective leadership in a dynamic world.

ModeOn Campus
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • January 2020
  • May 2020
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
Program typePostgraduate Certificate
Study areaBusiness and Commerce
Program codeBN-13128
CRICOS codeThis program is not available to international students who intend to apply for a student visa.
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]
    • Students can choose 2 approved postgraduate General Elective Subject (20CP)
      General elective – A subject that may be chosen from any subject on offer across the University provided requisites, enrolment restrictions and any other faculty requirements have been met. 

Recommended study structure

Please visit Program Structure and Sequencing for guidance on study plans.

The below fees are based on the total cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

  • 2020 fees: $18,360
  • 2021 fees: $19,290

Price may vary depending on elective discipline choice.

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other living costs to consider.

Academic entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 Bachelor degree in a field cognate to the proposed degree.

Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.

Credit for prior study

Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the online application form. To find out more about the application process please refer to how to apply.

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