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).
The Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise requires the completion 24 credit points comprising two components:
two core units of study (12 credit points)
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
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
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.
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.
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
How to apply
Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Business School.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2015, 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 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 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.
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International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2015, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2015, 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.
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.