Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This course is designed as a pathway into the Master of Business Administration (by coursework) (42520). It may be taken as a standalone course and offers experienced professionals and business owners the opportunity to complete a postgraduate qualification in the area of entrepreneurship and innovation. Students acquire skills and knowledge to facilitate their ability to successfully commercialise ideas and/or create business growth.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Award abbreviation
GradCertEnt&Innov
Course code
41230
Course type
postgraduate certificate
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
part-time only
Credit points required
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
Only available part-time
Time limit
2 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Michele Roberts
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (18 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
T2MGMT5601Small Business Management
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
T1MGMT5608Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Prerequisites:
ACCT5602 Accounting or MKTG5550 Marketing Principles; and enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
T3MKTG5603Management of Technology and Innovation
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
NS, T1, T2, T3ACCT5602Accounting
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Business; Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation); or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Incompatibility:
ACCT5432 Introductory Financial Accounting
NS, T1, T2, T3MKTG5550Marketing Principles
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Business; Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation; or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Incompatibility:
MKTG5561 Marketing Management

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and at least three years of relevant, documented professional experience; and

(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent; or

(ii) a valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 5501; or

(iii) at least two additional years of relevant documented professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course;

or

(b) at least eight years of relevant, documented professional experience considered by UWA (following an interview and assessment process) to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.

1GMAT scores are valid for five years.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 41230 Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (24 points)
  • 42520 Master of Business Administration (72 points)
Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.