Innovation and Enterprise

This section outlines the Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise offered by the University of Sydney Business School.

Course code
Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise
CRICOS code 066136E
Course abbreviation GradCertInn&Ent
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.

Course structure

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).

Core units of study

Students must complete the following two core units of study (12 credit points):

  • IBUS5002 Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • IBUS6015 Innovation and Enterprise Special Project.

Elective units of study

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 *.

* Not offered in 2014.

Progression guides


(i) Full-time enrolment example

The following table illustrates a course 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.

YEAR SESSION UNITS OF STUDY CREDIT POINTS
Year 1 Semester 1 IBUS5002 Strategy, Innovation  and Entrepreneurship
IBUS6015 Innovation and Enterprise Special Project
elective unit elective unit 24


(ii) Part-time enrolment example

The following table illustrates a course 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.

 

YEAR

SESSION

UNITS OF STUDY

 

CREDIT POINTS

Year 1

Semester 1

IBUS5002 Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

elective unit 12

Semester 2

IBUS6015 Innovation and Enterprise Special Project

elective unit

12

 

24

Please note: The information listed in these examples is based on the unit of study offerings for 2014 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.