Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The Sydney Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise will help you develop the key skills needed by commercially aware entrepreneurs in: commercial practices and activities, intellectual property management, financial and capital management, project management and business strategy.

You will develop the ability to identify opportunities for change and innovation, and acquire the skills necessary to develop a successful local or international business. The program caters to a wide variety of individuals, including entrepreneurs, researchers, creative artists and managers in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors.

Central to the program is the combining of practice with theory through interactive workshops, group projects, symposia with industry practitioners and individual special projects. You will gain the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to engage with the business world, including leadership, teamwork and presentation skills.

As part of this program you will draw from expert researchers involved with our Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Group (IERG ). The IERG is a cross-disciplinary team of researchers that focuses on business innovation and entrepreneurial ventures and people. Specific areas of focus include internationalisation pathways, strategic management and entrepreneurship (both business and social).

Course outline

Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise requires the completion 24 credit points comprising two components:

  1. two core units of study (12 credit points)
  2. two elective units of study (12 credit points)

Core units of study

Foundation unit - completed in first semester of study

  • IBUS5002 Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Capstone unit - completed in the final semester of study

  • IBUS6015 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Project

Elective units of study

Completion of two elective options is a requirement of the Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise. Students select their electives from the following options:

  • IBUS6007 International Business Special Project
  • IBUS6011 New Business Opportunities and Startups
  • IBUS6012 Business Innovation & Sustainability
  • IBUS6013 Business Restructuring and Renewal
  • IBUS6014 Intellectual Property Management
  • IBUS6016 Social Entrepreneurship.

Further course information

Progression rules

The core foundation unit, IBUS5002 Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, should be completed in the first semester of enrolment and the core capstone unit, IBUS6015 Entrepreneurship & Innovation Project, should be completed in the final semester of enrolment.

Elective options are completed in any order depending on prerequisite/corequisite requirements.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

The Sydney Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise has been designed to equip participants with the skills and experience necessary to build a business in a variety of industries.

Further study

Students undertaking this course may wish to pursue a second specialist program concurrently. Interested students should refer to the Business School website for further information.

Admission

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise will hold a bachelor's degree, graduate diploma or graduate certificate from a recognised tertiary institution at a standard acceptable to the University of Sydney Business School; or have at least three years of work experience.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Business School.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise.

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise.

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.