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Innovation and Enterprise

This section outlines the course rules and other requirements for 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 aims to develop commercially aware and empowered entrepreneurs. It is designed to equip graduates with the skills and experience necessary to build a business in a variety of industries.

The Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise is 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; and
  • establishing the relationships and engaged practices required from entrepreneurial leaders, including: communication, teamwork and reporting/pitching.

Students also have the opportunity to develop expertise in the commercialisation of research and other intellectual property, corporate innovation, as well as commercial and social entrepreneurship. The units of study in this course are characterised by their rich opportunities to ‘learn by doing’ through experiential and engaged practice.