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Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise

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Overview

Drawing on strategy and entrepreneurship, our 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.

Specialisations

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll study

The program draws on strategy and entrepreneurship principles and focuses on understanding markets, opportunities and company performance through the completion of a foundation unit, capstone and two electives.

Core units of study

Foundation unit 

  • Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Capstone unit 

  • 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:

  • New Business Opportunities and Startups
  • usiness Innovation and Sustainability
  • Business Restructuring and Renewal
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Engaged Entrepreneurship Projects

Units of Study

Completion requirement

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.

Capstone (compulsory project)

In this unit, you will develop specialised knowledge and communicative skills in the context of entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability through completion of a research project that explores the phenomena of strategy, sustainability and/or entrepreneurship. The research will addresses a specific entrepreneurial problem or opportunity confronting business. For example, your research project could relate to action research in a remote or rural enterprise, your own enterprise or your future career.  

Admission requirement

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • Australian bachelor's degree or higher (or equivalent qualification), or
  • Professional work experience in a relevant field (typically three years).

Any grade requirements listed are based on the University of Sydney grading system .

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

For a guide to common international qualifications and equivalent entry requirements visit University of Sydney Business School entry guide .

Course opportunities

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).

We also encourage you to take advantage of the substantial entrepreneurial initiatives on offer, including the Sydney Genesis start-up program and the Remote and Rural Enterprise program.

Professional accreditation

The University of Sydney Business School is a world-class business school at the forefront of global business and management education. Relevant and focused on today's business world, we are the only Australian business school to achieve membership to CEMS - the Global Alliance in Management Education in addition to international accreditation from AACSB and EQUIS.

Graduate opportunities

Entrepreneurs and innovators identify and develop new products, business processes and markets. They are the engine drivers of our economy and initiators of change.

If you are interested in creating a new enterprise or seeking to grow or turn around a mature business, this course is for you.

Future study

A postgraduate degree can open doors to further study, whether you are interested in pursuing a research degree, or expanding your postgraduate qualifications and skillset by embarking on a management degree, MBA or specialised business masters.

The Business School offers two research degrees, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and the Master of Philosophy (MPhil), which may be studied full-time or part-time. Embarking on a PhD or masters by research is an opportunity to join a community of recognised leaders in scholarship and make a significant contribution to your area of study. We are home to many leading researchers and attract generous funding in support of our research projects, and the University of Sydney is consistently ranked among the best research universities in the world.

If you are interested in pursuing further postgraduate study, our postgraduate coursework business degrees cater to students from any background and career stage, with pre- and post-experience options available, to help you achieve the future you’ve imagined. Combine your interests and develop specialised skills to be well positioned in an increasingly competitive business environment.

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the 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 increase


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, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. 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 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 costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. 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, MasterCard or American Express. 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.

“The ability to identify insights that lead to actionable innovation has helped me enhance my work performance.”

Mark Latham, Graduate Certificate of Innovation and Enterprise

 

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