Graduate Certificate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Your first taste of innovation
If you’ve always dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur, but haven’t yet made your move, this is the course for you. Gain the skills and knowledge needed to become an entrepreneurial manager of either a new business, or an established one.
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ECU has been ranked one of the world’s best young universities and Australia’s best public university for teaching quality. That quality extends to more than 6,000 students studying online. ECU offers the same quality of teaching to you, regardless of where you’re studying in the world. Their flexible study solutions include a huge range of online courses, recognising your need to juggle work, family or other commitments.
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At the end of the program, students of the Graduate Certificate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation can:
- apply independent judgement when analysing and evaluating complex problems to generate creative solutions
- communicate specialised knowledge, concepts and skills to a variety of audiences in a discipline or professional field
- demonstrate management skills by initiating, planning, implementing and evaluating tasks in a disciplinary or professional field.
Potential career opportunities exist for graduates within a range of private, public and not-for-profit organisations, as well as start-up business ventures.
Possible future job titles: Entrepreneur, Innovation Manager, Technology Manager, New Product Development Manager, Corporate Innovator, Research and Commercialisation Manager
Academic admission requirements (Band 6) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:
- Bachelor degree; or
Work and Life
- Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.
English Proficiency Requirements
English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:
- IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.5 (no individual band less than 6.0);
- Bachelor degree from a country specified on the English Proficiency Bands page;
- Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at postgraduate level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
- Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience; or
- Other tests, courses or programs defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.
If you're applying for a course and have previous study or professional experience, you may be eligible for what we call 'advanced standing'.
For more information and to apply please go to https://www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/course-entry/advanced-standing
This course is an introduction for students who are new to the field of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Offering professionals the opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge, students will graduate with the skills to become an entrepreneurial manager of either a new or established business.
The course is also for those with some work experience but no formal university qualifications. Participants are exposed to the relevant theory and knowledge in each area, and learning is consolidated through research and case study material in seminars, discussions and assigned project work.
Students will learn how to deal with uncertainty, manage innovation and improve the business through the application of best practice methods of entrepreneurship, innovation and new product development.
Students are required to complete two core units and one elective unit;
- MAN5874 Current Issues in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- MKT6304 New Product Development
Elective Units (Select one)
- FBL5010 Managing People and Organisation
- FBL5020 Marketing Leadership