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.

If you are interested in creating a new enterprise, or seeking to grow or turn around a mature business, this course is for you. Drawing on strategy and entrepreneurship the program focuses on understanding markets, opportunities and company performance. You will engage with dynamic businesses and entrepreneurs and gain the know-how to develop a successful 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).

For upcoming events and information sessions relating to this course and the University of Sydney Business School visit: sydney.edu.au/business/events.

Course outline

OUTLINE OF COURSE STRUCTURE

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

  • 12 credit points in core units of study; and
  • 12 credit points in elective units of study.
Core units of study(i) Foundation unit (completed in first semester of study):
  • IBUS5002 Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
(ii) 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 options listed in the

Business School (Postgraduate) handbook

, including:

  • IBUS6011 New Business Opportunities and Startups
  • IBUS6012 Business Innovation and Sustainability
  • IBUS6013 Business Restructuring and Renewal
  • IBUS6016 Social Entrepreneurship
  • IBUS6023 Engaged Entrepreneurship Projects.

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.

For a progression guide for this course, please refer to the Business School (Postgraduate) Handbook.

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.

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.

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).

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

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

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students

The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will 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 costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

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.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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