Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GC082
The University of Adelaide and Adelaide Business School are leading the way in Australia delivering family enterprise research, education and engagement worldwide and have been recognised as one of the top 25 global business schools for family business education and research.*
Family enterprises are unique in many ways and our Graduate Certificate reflects that people working in them are unique too. Our postgraduate coursework program is specifically designed to develop future professionals for careers in the family business sector. Taught by leading family business academics and world renowned family business practitioners, this program is designed to be flexible and accomodate busy working professionals.
Courses offered can be completed online or in blended learning mode combining online and face to face study.
There are two study streams within the program:
This program is offered in trimester mode. There are three trimesters in an academic year commencing in January, May and September.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|Intake||January, May and September|
|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.|
|Intake||January, May and September|
|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||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English 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.|
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Australian Full-fee place: $14,000 for 6 months
|Tuition fee||International student place: $19,250 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.
|Core Courses||COMMGMT 7003||Family Business Fundamentals|
|COMMGMT 7005||Governing the Family Enterprise|
|Electives*||PROF 7501||PG Industry Project|
|ENTREP 7900||Entrepreneur's Challenge|
|PROJMGNT 7038||Leadership of Organisations|
|CORPFIN 6003||Tax, Estate and Wealth Planning|
|COMMGMT 7004||Advising Family Enterprise|
|ENTREP||Strategic and Entrepreneurial Renewal|
|*Students may take any courses offered within the Faculty of the Professions as an elective, subject to the approval of the Program Director.|
The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.
Last updated: Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017
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