Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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

Contact us

Address

Hackett Entrance No 4 Carpark No 9 or 41 off Hackett Drive The University of Western Australia (M252) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 2780

Hours

8.30am – 6pm AWST, Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5:00pm outside of trimesters Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

This course is especially useful for managers and owners of small to medium businesses who wish to acquire skills and knowledge in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation.
This course is especially useful for managers and owners of small to medium businesses who wish to acquire skills and knowledge in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Alt content Analyst Alt content Business Administration Manager Alt content Chief Executive Alt content Contract, Program and Project Administrators

Further Study

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and achieve a weighted average mark of 65 per cent may continue into the MBA Flexible, with full credit for completed units.
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and achieve a weighted average mark of 65 per cent may continue into the MBA Flexible, with full credit for completed units.

Fees and scholarships

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Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Course Credit Points
24
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2017
$36,400.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$18,200.00
Annual Fee - 2016
$34,800.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$17,400.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and at least three years of relevant, documented professional experience; and
(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent; or
(ii) a valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 5501; or
(iii) at least two additional years of relevant documented professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course;
or
(b) at least eight years of relevant, documented professional experience considered by UWA (following an interview and assessment process) to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.
1GMAT scores are valid for five years.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

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).

About The Course

The Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation consists of four units.
Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Tri-semester 1, Tri-semester 2, Tri-semester 3
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per week per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 41230
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Tri-semester 1, Tri-semester 2, Tri-semester 3
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per week per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 41230
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.