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$20,400 total course fee

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A new career evolution

The Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Digital) provides the knowledge and skills you need to keep pace with an increasingly uncertain and dynamic business environment.

3.9 stars out of 5

Business leaders report very high job satisfaction

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Become a dynamic leader

Skills that align to industry demands

Set goals that adapt to the ever-changing business landscape

Accelerated & 100% online

Study that’s flexible

Coursework and assessments designed to fit around your needs.

Support seven days a week

Learning advice and study assistance

Dedicated support services designed for your study discipline.

A future-proof skill set

The business landscape is changing. Innovative technologies – including artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and cloud computing – are disrupting the status quo, changing the way we live and work while paving the way for future innovation and progress. This is why business leadership today is all about adaptability, built upon a strong foundation of core business skills.  

Whether you’re working for a company or have big plans to set out as an entrepreneur, by understanding business operations from a broad perspective, you’ll have the ability to convert future challenges that come your way into career-defining opportunities. You will graduate from the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Digital) with a dynamic leadership perspective tailored to your future goals, fully capable of maintaining and aligning your skills to meet industry needs. Embark on a career characterised by lifelong learning, so you have everything you need to navigate this era of ongoing digital disruption. 

What you will learn 
  • Modern business foundations
    Build your foundational knowledge of the current, ever-changing business landscape and adapt it to your future goals. 
  • Leadership
    You will gain a dynamic leadership perspective tailored to your business needs, whether you’re working for a company or as an entrepreneur. 
  • Business operations
    Through building your understanding of modern business operations, you’ll graduate ready to covert challenges into future opportunities. 
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Our worldwide business rankings

Dedicated to academic excellence, Monash University has achieved international recognition and renown in its Business courses.
# 1
Shanghai Academic Ranking by academic subjects
# 7
Shanghai Academic Ranking by academic subjects

To be awarded the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Digital), you must complete four units in total.

Need further clarification about our online course structure?

You can submit an enquiry directly to our student consultants by using the form listed on our contact us page. You’ll have the opportunity to schedule a call if you’d like to receive further information.

You must complete two units from below.


Managerial accounting

Operations and logistics

Financial management

People and culture

Governance, continuity and crisis management

You must complete one unit from below.

Strategic management of contemporary organisations

Leadership for sustainable development

Innovation and change for digital transformation

You must complete one unit from below.

Currency and lifelong learning

Direction, purpose and career advancement

Connection, communication and community

An Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification with at least a credit average or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) – and three years relevant experience in a professional role*.


A minimum of five years relevant experience in a professional role*.

*Applicants applying on the basis of work experience are required to provide a detailed curriculum vitae, outlining their employment history and professional experience.

English requirements

Applicants must meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements to apply for admission to Monash University Australia. All applicants will be required to attend an online interview with a member of the academic team.

If you need help understanding the above entry requirements, reach out to our student consultants on our contact us page and schedule a booking for a chat.

For the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Digital), the estimated cost is $5,100.00 per unit. You may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan to cover part or all of your tuition. Fees are subject to change annually.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Looking for clarification on fees or scholarships?

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Career outcomes

The workplace of the future is an exciting and dynamic place. The Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Digital) degree is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to succeed in a constantly changing global environment.

What does the future look like for Business Administrators?

With a high demand for skilled professionals in the corporate world, Business Administrators are well-paid and a sought-after profession.



The most common salary for a Business Administrator in Australia.


3.9 / 5

Business Administrators rate their job satisfaction as very high.

Industry Growth


Projected job growth of Business Administrators over the next five years.

Business Administration (Digital) online at Monash

Taught 100 per cent online, the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Digital) is all about opening pathways that match your career goals. With a foundational skill set in business – which you can tailor to your professional needs – you’ll be ready to take a confident step towards your desired career.

By completing the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Digital), you will also have the option of extending your study, and pursuing a Master of Business Administration (Digital). The MBA (Digital) will help set you on the path to becoming an exceptional business leader, with the ability and creativity to drive meaningful change in organisations, and in the wider community.

Meet your academic team

Associate Professor Jonathan Matheny

Jonathan Matheny is the Director of Program Development for Leadership and Executive Education. He leads the development of new programs and teaches personal development, leadership and organisational change. He has led academic programs and lectures across North America, Europe and Asia.

Professor Richard Hall

Richard Hall is the Deputy Dean of Leadership and Executive Education. His research is in management and organisational studies, including leadership, technology and organisational change and the future of work. He is the Co-editor of Leadership Development and Practice, and his research has been published internationally.

MBA (Digital) at Monash Online

There is constant collaboration and support between the online tutors and the students. My online studies have been challenging but enjoyable.

Kishore Mitra

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Frequently Asked Questions

The ‘Digital’ in the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Digital)’s course name does not refer to the delivery mode of this course, but rather its uniqueness compared to on-campus MBA offerings. Designed to respond to the digital disruption and digital transformation within today’s organisations, the MBA (Digital) equips you with the digital intelligence skills to thrive in today’s business landscape.
Yes, you can when you choose a Monash Online Graduate or Masters level Business course. Whether your interested in marketing, accounting, HR, or others you can frame your studies through your specific long-term business interests and goals.
The Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (Digital) is designed for students with previous managerial experience who are looking to progress their careers into management roles. The course content focuses on strategic leadership, decision-making across key business areas and professional development.
The Graduate Certificate of Business Management provides students with foundational knowledge required to navigate senior management roles within a specific specialisation or department. The course content builds on project work and skills to manage organisations. You can go onto to study the Masters of Business Management and choose your own specialisation.
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