Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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

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.

Further Study

If you choose to further your studies, the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation can also serve as an entry point into the Master of Business Administration (MBA), with full credit for completed units. To enter the MBA, you must achieve a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
If you choose to further your studies, the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation can also serve as an entry point into the Master of Business Administration (MBA), with full credit for completed units. To enter the MBA, you must achieve a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
24
Total Course Fee - 2019
$18,850.00

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.
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Application requirements

Applicants should submit their application online with the following documentation. High-quality colour scans of original documents are to be uploaded into the application portal prior to assessment.

 Original proof of citizenship (one of the following): 
o passport (and visa if necessary)
o birth certificate 
o Australian Citizenship certificate
 Original academic transcripts (unless previously from UWA)
• 
Proof of English language competency
•  A valid GMAT test score (if your WAM/GPA is less than 60 per cent and you have less than five years of work experience)
• A personal statement
• A current curriculum vitae (CV) outlining a minimum of three years' professional work experience from completion of your bachelor's degree and includes two referee names and contact details

Note: Hard-copy original transcripts and degree certificates from previous studies may be requested at any time as part of the process of verifying the authenticity of any documents provided with an application. Read more here about uploading scanned documents.

 

 

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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 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Tri-semester 1, Tri-semester 2, Tri-semester 3, Trimester 3, September 2018
    Trimester 1, January 2019
    Trimester 2, May 2019
    Trimester 3, August 2019
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 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Tri-semester 1, Tri-semester 2, Tri-semester 3, Trimester 3, September 2018
    Trimester 1, January 2019
    Trimester 2, May 2019
    Trimester 3, August 2019
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
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Course Structure

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

Course Accreditation

UWA Business School has been awarded EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation for excellence in business and economics education. This is the leading business school accreditation in Europe and is highly valued by employers.
UWA Business School is accredited internationally by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. AACSB is a worldwide, not-for-profit membership organisation of educational institutions, businesses and other entities devoted to the advancement of management education.
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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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