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Graduate Certficate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Do you want to start up a new venture, enhance your own business or commercialise ideas?

The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation offers experienced professionals and business owners the opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge to become an entrepreneurial manager of either a new or established business.

You will learn how to deal with uncertainty, manage innovation and improve the business through the application of best practice methods of small business management and new product development.

The course includes an analysis of your own entrepreneurial capacities, the importance of small business, innovation and enterprise to the global economy, applied benchmarking of small business performance using diagnostic assessments, as well as the process of new product development and commercialisation via interactive workshops.

The fundamentals of accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship and innovation, intellectual property management, and the operations of small business and technology commercialisation are also covered.

This course is a standalone qualification and can also serve as an entry point into the MBA Flexible (subject to students achieving a weighted average mark of 65).

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Course information

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation consists of four units:
three core units, and one option unit.

Core units (choose all three)

Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Management of Technology and Innovation
Small Business Management

Option units (choose one)

Marketing Principles

Course at a glance

Location offered Crawley (Perth, Western Australia)
Attendance types Part-time only
Delivery mode Internal (on campus)
Starting dates Trimester 1 (January), Trimester 2 (May), Trimester 3 (August)
Weekly time commitment The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Standard full-time completion 1 year. For details, contact the Business School Student Centre.
Maximum time to complete 2 years
Course fees See our Course Calculator
Scholarships See our Business School Scholarships and UWA Scholarships
Course code 41230

Admission requirements

All students must meet UWA’s English language competency requirements.
This course is available to Australian and New Zealand students only.
To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following requirements:

Pathway One
  • A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and
  • At least three years’ relevant, documented, professional experience, and
  • One of the following:
    • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent; or
    • a valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 550; or
    • at least two additional years (five years total) of relevant documented professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.
Pathway Two
  • At least eight years of relevant, documented, professional experience that in the opinion of the Faculty would permit the applicant to complete the course satisfactorily.

Teaching period

Applications Open

Applications Close

Orientation (Compulsory)

Trimester commences

Trimester 3 2018 14/05/2018 19/08/2018 Saturday 1 September Monday, 3 September 2018
Trimester 1 2018 MBA/GCB/GCEI/GCL 3/09/2018 1st Rd.(offer pre-Xmas) 2-12-19 Saturday 19 January 2019 Monday, 28 January 2019
Trimester 1 2018 GCSI* 3/09/2018 1st Rd.(offer pre-Xmas) 2-12-19 Friday 8 February 2019* *TBC
Trimester 2 2018 28/01/2019 28/04/2019 Saturday 11 May 2019 Monday, 13 May 2019
Trimester 3 2018 13/05/2019 18/08/2019 Saturday 31 August 2019 Monday, 2 September 2019
*GCSI*Draft date only until timetable confirmed October 2018

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