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Designed for educators, middle managers and principals

The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.  

The Executive Graduate Certificate in 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 program in specific areas of interest and skill building from a range of approved 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 Executive Master of Business Administration program for participants who wish to progress with their studies.

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Robyn Kronenberg

General Manager Partner Schools, Bond University

The advantage of this Executive Graduate Certificate is that it gives participants the opportunity to choose two electives from the MBA and Executive MBA courses. As someone who has recently completed the Executive MBA at Bond University, I can recommend the wide range of electives, the high quality of the teaching and the diversity of fellow MBA students who enrich the learning experience.

Robyn Kronenberg

General Manager Partner Schools, Bond University

The advantage of this Executive Graduate Certificate is that it gives participants the opportunity to choose two electives from the MBA and Executive MBA courses. As someone who has recently completed the Executive MBA at Bond University, I can recommend the wide range of electives, the high quality of the teaching and the diversity of fellow MBA students who enrich the learning experience.

Richard Stokes

Executive Director, Australian Boarding Schools Association

Those who are Directors of Boarding or are aspiring to such a position will find the skills in leading and managing the business aspects of a boarding school are a key part of this Executive Graduate Certificate. Two MBA electives will also allow you to study from a wide range of specialised topics to assist you in this important role.

Richard Stokes

Executive Director, Australian Boarding Schools Association

Those who are Directors of Boarding or are aspiring to such a position will find the skills in leading and managing the business aspects of a boarding school are a key part of this Executive Graduate Certificate. Two MBA electives will also allow you to study from a wide range of specialised topics to assist you in this important role.

Ros Curtis

Principal, St Margaret's Anglican Girls School

As a Principal I see great value in aspiring and current school leaders completing the Executive Graduate Certificate in Leadership. Providing the context of the education industry, the Graduate certificate stands as its own learning experience and qualification, but also provides relevant subjects as credit towards an MBA. As a member of the Advisory Board of the Bond Business School, I am excited that a business school has recognised the diversity of business knowledge and skills required by school leaders, and has specifically developed a relevant program of study to help support the development and growth of principals, business managers, deputy principals and middle managers.

Ros Curtis

Principal, St Margaret's Anglican Girls School

As a Principal I see great value in aspiring and current school leaders completing the Executive Graduate Certificate in Leadership. Providing the context of the education industry, the Graduate certificate stands as its own learning experience and qualification, but also provides relevant subjects as credit towards an MBA. As a member of the Advisory Board of the Bond Business School, I am excited that a business school has recognised the diversity of business knowledge and skills required by school leaders, and has specifically developed a relevant program of study to help support the development and growth of principals, business managers, deputy principals and middle managers.

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 and Remote
Due to current travel restrictions, this program will temporarily be delivered using a mixture of on-campus, remote and multi-modal classes to support and engage all students, from all parts of the world.
Duration2 semesters (8 months)
Starting semesters
  • September 2020
  • January 2021
  • May 2021
  • September 2021
  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • September 2022
  • January 2023
  • May 2023
  • September 2023
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]
  • Elective 
    • 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 estimated program fee. Fees each semester may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Total program fee:

  • Students commencing study in 2020: $17,100
  • Students commencing study in 2021: $17,700

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 most other universities.

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 costs to consider.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

* Note: for students commencing January 2021 the University has held the 2020 tuition fee amount in recognition of the current circumstances, with 2021 fees effective only from the University’s May 2021 semester.

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

Key dates

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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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