Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD019
Innovation and entrepreneurship are at the heart of economic growth and development. An entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to innovate sets apart individuals, organisations and businesses in that they are more likely to identify sustainable opportunities that will succeed, create and grow wealth for their stakeholders and the community.
The Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is designed to develop and inspire creative individuals with an interest in starting or developing innovative ventures that have the potential to make significant impact on markets, economies and communities. We offer students the 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.
Study is available in two flexible delivery modes designed to meet the needs of busy professionals: internally via face-to-face intensive sessions and online.
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SATAC Code 3GD019 Mid-year entry Subject to availability Intake January, May and September Enquiries Ask AdelaideGraduate entry only
Graduate Entry Applicants must have:
- an undergraduate degree; or
- a completed Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship; or
SATAC Code: 3GD019
- a completed Graduate Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
CRICOS 064435K Intake January 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.
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $28,000
Annual tuition fees International student place: $38,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Innovation and entrepreneurship 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 AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Professional AccreditationThe University of Adelaide has been awarded international accreditation for its Business and Innovation and Entrepreneurship programs from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
Manager / Business Management, CEO, Opportunity Assessor, Entrepreneur, Strategist, Innovation Manager
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.
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 also take courses in Finance and Accounting; Strategy and Growth; Creativity and Innovation; Marketing; and Venture Modelling all with an entrepreneurship focus. 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 organsiations.
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 5016 Entrepreneurship & Innovation
ENTREP 5018 Opportunity Assessment
ENTREP 7028 Managing Strategy & Growth
ENTREP 7059 Project and Innovation Finance and Accounting
ENTREP 7022 Creativity & Innovation
ENTREP 7060 Marketing Technology and Innovation
Electives Courses to the value of 6 Units from the following:
ENTREP 7019 Social Entrepreneurship
ENTREP 7026 Innovation and Corporate Venturing
ENTREP 7027 Foresight and Social Change
ENTREP 7046 Managing Innovation
ENTREP 7050 ECIC Study Tour
ENTREP 7900 Entrepreneurs’ Challenge
PROJMGMT 5004 Managing Project and Systemic Risk
PROJMGMT 5021 Applied Project Management I
PROJMGMT 7038 Leadership of Organisations
PROJMGMT 7012 Business and Contract Legal Studies
PROJMGMT 7047 Systems Fundamentals
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.
AssessmentAssessment consists of a combination of group and individual work. The format varies across courses and may be in the form of oral presentations, written and/or practical assignments, quizzes and class participation.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017