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Study Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

The demand for professionals with the capacity to create and implement new ideas to deliver value for their organisations is ever-increasing. The appetite for pioneering ventures has never been stronger and your capacity to provide creative, innovative opportunities for business is of growing value.

Studying Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship will help you strengthen your capacity as an organisational leader or entrepreneur and develop your creativity and adaptability to take your business or your ideas into the future.

Why study with us?

  • Flexible study options - we know as an entrepreneur or busy innovator flexibility is imperative. At the University of Newcastle, you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs. For those who need the flexibility and support to study anytime, this can be done through the University’s advanced online learning system.
  • Become an organisational leader - this program will increase your value in any organisation that is driven to stand at the forefront of ever-changing technologies and the business-solutions landscape.
  • Gain entrepreneurial and innovation skills - this program provides students with critical entrepreneurial and innovation skill sets to make an impact in an organisation or turn that start-up idea into a success.
  • Pathway program into Masters study - this program is a pathway into the Master of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship
  • AACSB Accreditation - the Newcastle Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than five percent of the world's business programs.

Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management Entrepreneurship

AACSB ? accredited business school Find out more
World top 175 ? for business and economics
Top 5 in Australia ? for business administration
World top 150 ? for business administration

What you will study

The Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship is innovative in itself. We promote a balanced approach to theoretical knowledge, models, and concepts, and encourage you to hone your skills and know-how to apply ideas to real-world scenarios.

Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship helps you develop your ability to showcase your unique value in the new age of business processes and turn your ideas into reality. You will study topics including:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Enterprise Development and Growth
  • Creativity and Design Thinking


Career opportunities

Innovation is an indispensable part of Australia’s economic advancement. Entrepreneurially-inclined professionals are the drivers of this innovation policy agenda. It has never been a better time to access start-up grants and innovation programs within government, corporations, not-for-profits and a diverse range of businesses.

If you are looking to progress in your career, the Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship will give you the competitive edge you need. Upon completion of the program you will be differentiated by your strategic knowledge and thorough understanding of innovation and entrepreneurial processes, giving you the skills set to dive into many roles including:

  • Start-up Founder
  • Innovation Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business Development Officer
  • Consultant for government, organisations and communities

How to apply

Applying for Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

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Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

Entry into the Graduate Certificate of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (40 units) will be available for applicants who have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (AQF 7) not in a relevant field; or
  • 3 year Diploma in a relevant field;* or
  • 3 year Diploma not in a relevant field + 1 year appropriate business experience; or
  • 2 year Diploma in a relevant field* + 2 years appropriate business experience; or
  • At least 5 years appropriate business experience.

*Examples of relevant fields include those listed below. Assessment of suitability will be carried out by the Program Convenor.

Accounting, Business, Design, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Health, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Management, Marketing, Science.

Students enrolling in the Graduate Certificate will be required to successfully complete a “Business Academic Skills Program” (BASP) which is of 6 weeks duration. The BASP will be non-fee based and can be completed concurrently with courses in the Graduate Certificate. Students who do not complete the BASP may not be awarded their degree.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

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Assocation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The Newcastle Business School is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs. AACSB is the premier, and longest-standing, international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education.

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