Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

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Overview

Innovation and entrepreneurship have become keys to succeeding in modern society. Such enterprise pursuits have been operational for thousands of years, but it has taken time to understand the dynamics behind enterprise capability development. This program very specifically adds management to innovation in order to show students that discipline and execution are keys to success.

The Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship will provide the latest insights into what really drives business growth. New start-ups and analysis into existing businesses and entrepreneurship is all part of understanding this journey. The Graduate Certificate program offers a comprehensive understanding of this critical area, but equally for those wanting to go further it will also provide a great pathway to the Master program.

The Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship is ideal for a professional with strong industry background looking to upskill. You will gain vital skills and knowledge enabling you to think creatively and distinctively in new situations and professional practice. Whilst completing your Graduate Certificate you will have the opportunity to undertake a project-based course that enables you to gain invaluable applied understanding of the theory plus practice.

For Trimester 3 2016, this program will only be offered part-time.

Explore this page and find out if the Graduate Certificate of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Domestic Student Program and Fee Summary
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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
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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.

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CRICOS

092845D

Program Code

40067

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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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Courses and Details

Program Code 40067
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
CRICOS Code 092845D
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Online
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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

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language 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 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 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
GSBS6511 Creativity and Design Thinking for Enterprise 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 3 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
STAR4000 Innovation, Startups and Entrepreneurship Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

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, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided 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. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

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 alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

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