Graduate Certificate in Family Enterprise
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GC082
Family Enterprises are unique in many ways and our Graduate Certificate reflects that people working in them are unique too. This program equips participants with the knowledge required to not only grow a family business but to also make the most of what you have at present too. Our program is taught by people that know family businesses the best. You will also learn from your cohort too who also work in the industry.
Whether you are a first or third generation, or if you happen to work alongside a founding family, this Graduate Certificate will ensure you get the most from the environment you are working in.
This program is offered in trimester mode. There are three trimesters in an academic year commencing in January, May and September.
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SATAC Code 3GC082 Mid-year entry Subject to availability Enquiries Ask AdelaideGraduate entry only
Graduate Entry Bachelor degree or equivalent. Applicants without a Bachelor degree or equivalent will be considered on the basis of a minimum of 7 years of work experience supported by a Curriculum Vitae, essay and interview.SATAC Code: 3GC082
CRICOS 094171C Intake January, May and September
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent. Applicants without a Bachelor degree or equivalent will be considered on the basis of a minimum of 7 years work experience supported by a Curriculum Vitae, essay and interview.
Fees and Scholarships
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Tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $13,250 for 6 months
Tuition fee International student place: $18,250 for 6 months
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
The Graduate Certificate in Family Enterprise (GCFE) courses ensure that students have the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a career in the family enterprise sector, either as an adviser to, or a leader in, a family business.
The GCFE provides a great opportunity for students to network and learn from each other’s experience in advising, or working in, family businesses. This may result in new family business clients for advisers or new job opportunities for those currently working in a family business (e.g. a next-generation family member having the opportunity to gain work experience outside their family business).
The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in the University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes
1. Deep disciple knowledge
2. Critical thinking and problem solving
3. Teamwork and communication Skills
4. Career and leadership readiness
5. Intercultural and ethical competency
6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
Areas of SpecialisationAs family enterprise is a broad subject area that can be applied across many different industries and occupations, students can use their own chosen field or interest and apply this to their assignments and class discussions.
Through course selection, students also have the opportunity to specialise in one of two main areas in the family business field:
(1) Advising business families, and
(2) Leading the family enterprise.
Example Study Plan
Indicative study plan Core Courses MGMT 7228 Family Business Issues and Perspectives COMMGMT 7005 Governing the Family Enterprise Electives ENTREP 5016 Entrepreneurship and Innovation ENTREP 7900 Entrepreneur's Challenge PROJMGMT 7038 Leadership of Organisations CORPFIN 6003 Tax, Estate and Wealth Planning COMMGMT 7004 Advising Family Enterprise
AssessmentVary by course, including exams, the use of family business case studies, reports and indivisual and group assignments.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017