Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise

This program caters to a wide variety of individuals, including entrepreneurs, researchers, creative artists, social activists, and managers in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. It will appeal to those interested in creating or growing a new business or turning around an established one.

This course will help equip you with the ability to initiate and lead business development and change. It is ideally suited to being 'stapled' to specialist programmes, such as the Master of Agriculture or Master of Logistics Management, providing commercial and business knowledge that will complement the professional skills developed in these other specialist programmes.

Through interactive workshops, group and individual projects and seminars with industry practitioners you gain insight and expertise including: commercialisation, leadership, teamwork and pitching skills. The course draws on strategy and entrepreneurship and focuses on understanding markets, opportunities and firm performance. It covers new business opportunities and start-ups as well as business growth and internationalisation.

The course has been designed around the concepts of engaged practice and problem-based-learning, ensuring that you are exposed to leading businesses and entrepreneurs, and can focus your attention on real and current issues.

As part of this course you will draw from expert researchers and practitioners involved with our Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Group (IERG), a cross-disciplinary team of researchers that focuses on business innovation and entrepreneurial ventures and people. Participants are also encouraged to take advantage of the association the Business School has with a range of different industries and institutions including outreach programs with remote and regional Australia, Asia, as well as a number of student initiatives.

Learning Goals and Outcomes

University of Sydney Graduate Attribute

Graduate Certificate in Innovation & Enterprise

Learning Goals: Our Masters programs develop each graduate to be a…

Learning Outcome: Goal-attainment in the Program is evidenced by each student showing that they can do the following…

Business Knowledge

knowledgeable business practitioner

Able to demonstrate an integrated understanding of key concepts, techniques and trends in organisational innovation and enterprise and the challenges and opportunities involved in applying this knowledge in diverse contexts.

Critical Thinking

autonomous and constructive critical thinker

Able to question, assess and respond independently and creatively to assumptions, propositions and debates relating to innovation and entrepreneurship, specifically exhibiting skills and perspectives relating to opportunity-seeking and initiative-taking.

Business Analysis and Problem-Solving

capable business analyst and strategic problem-solver

Able to apply a range of quantitative and qualitative research skills to identify and diagnose complex and unfamiliar problems and to use the evidence and findings generated to formulate strategically appropriate solutions relating to innovation and entrepreneurship that create and capture value.

Communication

persuasive communicator and negotiator

Able to use a range of communications strategies to reach agreement with others about appropriate responses to complex and unfamiliar problems within the field of innovation and entrepreneurship, and particularly to demonstrate enhanced ability to motivate and conciliate multiple venture stakeholders with persuasive argument and accurate reporting.

Team Working

capable team leader in work-related contexts

Able to influence others to work collaboratively to address complex and unfamiliar problems within the field of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Ethical and Social Responsibility

ethically- and socially-responsible professional

Able to demonstrate ethical and social awareness and responsibility in personal decision-making and behaviour by developing sustainable and ethical consumer, business and funding strategies for ventures leveraging new markets, new products and/or new processes.

Structure

This course can be completed in one semester of full-time study, or one year of part-time study. It consists of four units of study (24 credit points), comprising:

  • one core and one capstone units of study
  • two elective units of study

Core and Capstone units of study

Students must complete the following core and capstone units of study:

Elective Units of Study

Students select two of the following options as electives:


Below are some examples of ways to tailor this course to meet your interests and goals:


Technology / Commercialisation Focus Social Entrepreneurship
Focus
Creative Industries
Focus
Tailor your own focus

IBUS 5001 Strategy, Innovation and Global Business

IBUS 5001 Strategy, Innovation and Global Business

IBUS 5001 Strategy, Innovation and Global Business

IBUS 5001 Strategy, Innovation and Global Business

IBUS 6014 Intellectual Property Management

IBUS 6016 Social Entrepreneurship

IBUS6017 Enterprise & the Creative Industries

IBUS 6015 Innovation and Enterprise Special Project

IBUS 6015 Innovation and Enterprise Special Project

IBUS 6015 Innovation and Enterprise Special Project

IBUS 6015 Innovation and Enterprise Special Project

Elect one of the following:

Elect one of the following:

Elect one of the following:

Elect one of the following:

IBUS 6011 New Business Opportunities and Startups

IBUS 6011 New Business Opportunities and Startups

IBUS 6011 New Business Opportunities and Startups

IBUS 6011 New Business Opportunities and Startups

ENGG (new engineering unit)

IBUS 6012 Business Growth and Innovation

IBUS 6012 Business Growth and Innovation

IBUS 6012 Business Growth and Innovation

IBUS 6017 Enterprise & the Creative Industries

IBUS 6014 Intellectual Property Management

IBUS 6013 Business Restructuring and Renewal

IBUS 6014 Intellectual Property Management

IBUS 6016 Social Entrepreneurship

IBUS 6017 Enterprise & the Creative Industries

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