Innovation and Enterprise
This section outlines the Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise offered by the University of Sydney Business School.
||Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise
|Credit points required for completion||24|
|Duration (minimum)||0.5 years full-time|
|1 year part-time|
This course will help develop commercially aware and empowered entrepreneurs. It is designed to equip participants with the skills and experience necessary to build a business in a variety of industries. The Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise will be relevant to people with a variety of interests including the self-employed, business managers, researchers, creative artists, and social activists. Essentially the course ensures participants gain valuable skills and know-how in:
- Identifying and understanding opportunity, change and innovation.
- Growing successful and sustainable businesses locally and internationally.
- Building cross-functional management competencies, including: marketing, intellectual property management, strategy and finance.
- Establishing the relationships and engaged practices required from entrepreneurial leaders, including: communication, teamwork and reporting/pitching.
Participants also have the opportunity to develop expertise in the commercialisation of research and other intellectual property, social entrepreneurship, or enterprise in the creative industries. The units of study in this course are characterised by their rich opportunities to ‘learn by doing’ through experiential and engaged practice.
To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise, students will successfully complete four units of study (24 credit points); comprising:
- two core units of study (12 credit points)
- two elective units of study (12 credit points).
Students must complete the following two core units of study (12 credit points):
- IBUS5002 Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- IBUS6015 Innovation and Enterprise Special Project.
Students choose two electives units (12 credit points) from the following options:
- IBUS6011 New Business Opportunities and Startups
- IBUS6012 Business Growth and Innovation
- IBUS6013 Business Restructuring and Renewal
- IBUS6014 Intellectual Property Management
- IBUS6016 Social Entrepreneurship
- IBUS6017 Enterprise and the Creative Industries.
(i) Full-time enrolment example
The following table illustrates a degree progression example for students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise on a full-time basis undertaking four units of study (24 credit points) per semester.
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(ii) Part-time enrolment example
The following table illustrates a degree progression example for students enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise on a part-time basis undertaking two units of study (12 credit points) per semester.
Units of study
Please note: The information listed in these examples is based on the unit of study offerings for 2013 and is intended as a guide only. Students are usually able to complete the units of study in different sequences to those listed (including enrolling in units in Summer or Winter School sessions when available). Students are advised to plan their course based upon their individual needs and to contact the Student Information Office if they need any assistance in planning their progression in their course.