Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Campus Online
Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months full-time
or part-time equiv.

We are no longer accepting applications for this programme.

Innovation and entrepreneurship are at the heart of economic growth and development. An entrepreneurial mindset, and the ability to innovate, sets individuals (and their organisations) apart. They are more likely to succeed, build sustainable organisations, and create wealth for their stakeholders and the community.

The Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship develops and inspires creative individuals with an interest in starting or developing innovative ventures that have the potential to significantly impact on markets, economies and communities.

Students gain the advanced knowledge and practical skills required to assess and implement new ideas, create and manage ambitious new ventures, develop entrepreneurial management practices and create supportive environments that foster and enable innovation.
  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.

    Please note: applicants without a Bachelors degree or equivalent will be considered on the basis of a minimum of seven years work experience supported by a portfolio of evidence approved by the Faculty.

    How to Apply
    To apply for this program, please complete the enquiries form found at the website below. The University of Adelaide will then be in contact with you to discuss this further.

    International applicants

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    CRICOS Available to non-student visa holder ONLY.
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    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 7 years relevant work experience as approved by the Faculty.
    Additional Entry Requirements
    This program is available in both internal and external (online) modes of study. For information on how to study externally, please refer to the following webpage

    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place for 12 units

    International applicants

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    Tuition fees International student place: $21,250 for 12 units


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates are equipped with practical tools to successfully start and bring to maturity new ventures, or alternatively, grow new revenue streams for  employers.

    Graduates can also work within the innovation and entrepreneurship service sector providing consultancy, advisory, financial, policy or other support services to the small-to-medium enterprises sector.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline 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

    Professional Accreditation

    Adelaide Business School and the Entrepreneurship Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) are AACSB* accredited, and as such our programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.

    *Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

    Potential careers

    CEO, Entrepreneur, Innovation Manager, Manager / Business Management, Strategist

  • Degree Structure

    Students will commence the program by taking two of the core courses, 'Entrepreneurship and Innovation' and 'Opportunity Assessment'. These courses will give students an excellent understanding of the key concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship and are the foundation of the program.

    Students will then be able to select two electives in the areas of finance and accounting; strategy and growth; creativity and innovation; marketing; and venture modelling. These courses provide students with vital skills and knowledge to be successful whether they are looking to start their own business, or to grow and be innovative within their organisations.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Areas of Specialisation

    As Entrepreneurship and Innovation 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.

    Students can also select electives in their area of interest.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative Study Plan
    Core Courses ENTREP 5016OL: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    ENTREP 5018OL: Opportunity Assessment
    Electives Courses to the value of six units from the following:

    ENTREP 7059OL: Project and Innovation Finance and Accounting
    ENTREP 7028OL: Managing Strategy and Growth
    ENTREP 7022OL: Creativity and Innovation
    ENTREP 7060OL: Marketing Technology and Innovation
    ENTREP 7019OL: Social Entrepreneurship
    ENTREP 7026OL: Innovation and Corporate Venturing
    PROJMGT 5004OL: Managing Project and Systemic Risks
    PROJMGT 5021OL: Applied Project Management I
    PROJMGT 7012OL: Business and Contract Legal Studies
    PROJMGT 7038OL: Leadership of Organisations

    CURRENT STUDENTS, please visit the below link for your study plan templates:

    The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.


    Assessment consists of a combination of group and individual work. The format varies across courses and may be in the form of written and/or practical assignments, synchronous online presentations, participation in online discussions and quizzes.
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  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
    Phone: +61 8 8313 7335 (toll free 1800 061 459)

    The annual Open Day provides an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 10 Jul 2019