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In a PwC conducted a survey of more than 1700 company executives and found that 81% of them believed that their company did not understand innovation.

The same report identified that:
Business leaders need to realise that innovation pioneers (otherwise known as Entrepreneurs) already exist within their own industry and across all parts of the world and that if they are not among those pioneers, they need to be ready to step up to that competitive challenge, to avoid being marginalised.

This argument was presented by one of the world’s leading business organisations only a year ago. So, this couldn’t be a better time for leaders and entrepreneurs alike to respond to this issue.

The entrepreneur: You and that bursting brain of yours: whirring with inspiration and intelligence.  It doesn’t take much for you to think up some amazing, game-changing innovation. By definition you are naturally attuned to the ideas that will change the world. You’ve got that part licked. Often, the barriers to turning ideas into a reality are harnessing the skills to communicate your ideas to the relevant audiences and investors, engaging productive enterprise to manufacture or market your vision, and developing the ability to bring others, such as workforce teams, along on your masterful journey. A Master of Innovative Management and Entrepreneurship will provide you with theoretical insight and education to support the creation of your masterpiece. 

The organisational leader: Your management skills have driven your organisation to admirable heights, yet you believe that you may also be missing a critical component to insuring the future responsiveness and advancement of the company. You’re looking to develop skills that will leverage the talent of your team and promote a collaborative working environment where the exchange of ideas is supported. Your management style in these settings seeks to extract brilliance and commodify the entrepreneurial skills within your workforce, to advance your team members’ individual career potential and their collective achievement, while strengthening productivity for the next phase of organizational development.

Welcome to the University of Newcastle Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship.  

Domestic Student Program and Fee Summary
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Note: This Program and Fee Summary is intended to provide an overview of the Program Requirements. It is the prospective student’s responsibility to investigate the Program and Enrolment Terms and Conditions carefully prior to applying.

Program Intake
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
Location

Online

Tuition Fees
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Note: Fees are indicative and may be subject to annual increase. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

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Program Code

40067

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International Student Program and Fee Summary
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Note: This Program and Fee Summary is intended to provide an overview of the Program Requirements. It is the prospective student’s responsibility to investigate the Program and Enrolment Terms and Conditions carefully prior to applying.

Program Intake
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
Location

Online

Tuition Fees
?

Note: Fees are indicative and may be subject to annual increase. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

Please click here to view the indicative one year program fees.

Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

4
CRICOS

092845D

Program Code

40067

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Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

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The University of Newcastle's Business School (NBS) has received AACSB Accreditation, earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs

Program Overview

Innovation is an indispensable part of Australia’s economic advancement. It is a key government priority for 2017 and no doubt future years. Entrepreneurially-inclined professionals are the drivers of this innovation policy agenda.

On a micro level, the ability to innovate enables individuals and organisations to gain an important advantage over your competitors. The MIME program focuses students with existing to apply superior skills for developing their unique value in the new age of business processes that can turn ideas into operational entities.

The Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship program is innovative in itself. We promote a balanced approach to theoretical knowledge, models, and concepts, and encourage you to hone your skills and know-how to apply ideas to real-world scenarios. 

Support a workforce as it moves towards a more innovation-focused future. The program is ideal for professionals yearning to succeed in today’s rapidly changing business world. You may be developing your next innovative venture. Whether it’s for your own advancement in the workplace, or to promote innovation within your team, this program will increase your value in any organisation that is driven to stand at the forefront of ever-changing technologies and the business-solutions landscape.

Career Opportunities

If you are looking to progress in your career, the Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship will give you the competitive edge you need. Upon completion of the program you will be differentiated by your strategic knowledge and thorough understanding of business processes in order to minimise risk and increase the chance of success within an organisation.

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The Most Innovative in the Business - The top 5 Australian companies to work for and why

Do you work for an organisation that is stuck in the past or do you dream of one day running an innovative business of your own?

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Innovation Champion: An interview with Dr Anton Kriz, Program Convenor

​Business innovation and entrepreneurship are at the forefront of economic growth around the world across every single industry.
Dr Anton Kriz, program convenor and senior lecturer chats to GradSchool about his own impressive resume of global business achievements as well as leading the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs to disrupt, challenge and change Australia’s economic future for the better.

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The Innovation Guinea Pigs

A week before semester two started, a curious group of UON staff and students huddled together in the freezing CT building, unsure about what to expect. We’d been put into groups and asked to work together to develop a business idea that we would then pitch and develop into a viable business model. I was lucky enough to find myself in a group with a former radio announcer turned academic, a fitness nut/business graduate and a German PhD student. Strangely enough, we worked really well together!

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Courses and Details

Program Code 40067
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
CRICOS Code 092845D
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Online
Program Plans

Description

The Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (GCIME) will provide students with critical entrepreneurial and innovation skill sets to help sustain and rejuvenate existing firms as well as contribute to the development of start-ups. The program will contribute significantly to industry engagement and has important elements to ensure students gain exceptional skills in innovation management and entrepreneurship.

The Graduate Certificate of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship provides a thorough entry level understanding which focuses on better decision making as well as core skills with specialist courses on innovation and entrepreneurship and creativity and design thinking. This will provide a strong grounding, particularly, for those coming from business.

This program is subject to final University approval.

Admission Requirements

Entry into the Graduate Certificate of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (40 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (AQF 7) not in a relevant field; or
  • 3 year Diploma in a relevant field;* or
  • 3 year Diploma not in a relevant field + 1 year appropriate business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma in a relevant field* + 2 years appropriate business experience; or
  • At least 5 years appropriate business experience.

*Examples of relevant fields include those listed below. Assessment of suitability will be carried out by the Program Convenor.

Accounting, Business, Design, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Health, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Management, Marketing, Science.

Students enrolling in the Graduate Certificate will be required to successfully complete a “Business Academic Skills Program” (BASP) which is of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate. Students who do not complete the BASP may not be awarded their degree.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Requirements and Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship is a 40 unit program requiring students to complete three core courses and one course from the directed list.

Course Information

Core Courses: Complete all core courses..

Code Name Availability Units
GSBS6012 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Trimester 3 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
GSBS6508 Enterprise Development and Growth Trimester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2018 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6511 Creativity and Design Thinking for Enterprise Trimester 1 - 2018 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Courses: Choose one course from the list of directed courses..

Code Name Availability Units
GSBS6513 Project in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Trimester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
STAR4000 Innovation, Startups and Entrepreneurship Winter - 2018 (Callaghan)
Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively, both (a) orally and (b) in writing, complex innovation management and entrepreneurship information to a variety of audiences.
  • Work effectively (a) independently or (b) in collaboration, to apply specialised knowledge and expert judgement to innovation management and entrepreneurship tasks.
  • Engage in critical thinking and analytical problem solving to justify sound solutions to innovation management and entrepreneurship.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theories, models and concepts relevant to innovation management and entrepreneurship.
  • Apply research theories, principles and methodologies in innovation management and entrepreneurship.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University’s credit website and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Additional Support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages unless they can complete both their principal program and the Diploma in Languages within the duration of their CoE. For more information please contact the Student Advice team.

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