The University of Newcastle, Australia
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Start dates
  • Trimester 1 - 4 Feb 2019
Mode of delivery



0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

UON program code: 40067

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.
  • AACSB Accreditation - The University of Newcastle's Business School (NBS) has received AACSB Accreditation, earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs.

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. It is a key government priority for 2017 and no doubt future years. 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
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.