Graduate Certificate of Entrepreneurship

Postgraduate coursework

Explore and challenge the concepts of entrepreneurship, enterprise, innovation and leadership.

Key facts

Duration

1 year part-time

Campuses

This course is only offered in FutureLearn mode, wholly online.

Cloud (online)

Current Deakin Students

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Course information

Explore and challenge the concepts of entrepreneurship, enterprise, innovation and leadership. Gain a deeper sense of your own potential to utilise an entrepreneurial mind-set to support your career development, personal goals and aspirations.

While entrepreneurship is closely linked with the start-up process, risk and venture creation, this degree is about entrepreneurialism - focusing on the spirit or intention to behave in an enterprising or entrepreneurial way.  This may involve starting a new business or venture, but also includes an all- encompassing view of how an enterprising mind-set and skillset can be useful in employment or as an active social citizen.

Share your knowledge and become part of a global community that will encourage you to challenge your understanding of the concepts of enterprise and entrepreneurship.

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Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Entrepreneurship, students must attain a total of 4 credit points comprising 2 credit points of core units offered by Deakin University and 2 credit points of core units offered by Coventry University, plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point unit, MAI010 Academic Integrity.

Core units

  • Critiquing Entrepreneurship MMM750
  • Exploring Socio-Economic Innovation MMM751
  • Strategic Change and Innovation MMM752
  • Creating Entrepreneurial Impact MMM753
  • Compulsory 0-credit point unit

    To be completed in the first trimester of study:-

  • Academic Integrity MAI010
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Certificate of Entrepreneurship
    Year

    2020 course information

    Deakin code
    M555
    Level
    Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
    Approval status

    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

    The award to be conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8 and the Framework for Higher Education Qualification (UK) at level 7.

    Campuses by intake

    This course aligns with the UK academic calendar with two intake periods per year.

    Intake 1 - January

    • Start date: January
    • Available at:
      • FutureLearn

    Please note: This is a joint venture with Coventry University delivered via FutureLearn

     This course is not available to international students studying onshore in Australia.

    Mandatory student checks

    Coventry University’s ‘Disclosure of Criminal Convictions Policy and Procedure’ applies to all applicants who accept the offer of a place.

    Workload

    There is an expectation that the students will undertake at least 150 hours of learning and assessment activities (this time includes activity within FutureLearn as well as independent study/research/etc.) per Deakin credit point.

    Work experience

    This course does not require students to complete compulsory work integrated learning units.

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    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

    Minimum admission criteria:
    • Bachelor Degree or higher, or
    • two years relevant work experience, or
    • evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent 

    Recognition of prior learning

    No Recognition of Prior Learning is available for this course.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
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    The available fee places for this course are detailed above.

    Tuition fees are determined by your enrolment:

    • If you are offered a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated based on your course.
    • If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.

    The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning.

    * One year full-time study load is typically represented by four credit points of study. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 4 credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

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    Postgraduate bursary

    If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

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    How to apply

    Apply for this FutureLearn course

    Fill out the application form and email to both Deakin University and Coventry University.


    Contact information

    Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
    Tel 03 9244 6555
    Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

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    Can I claim recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this course?

    In some courses, you can reduce your overall study time and tuition cost by getting your work and previous study experience recognised as recognition of prior learning (RPL).

    Why choose Deakin

    Career outcomes

    It is planned that the course will attract students from a wide cultural and discipline base, who will be able to share their knowledge and be part of a global community. The fundamental aim of the course is encourage students to develop their understanding of the concept and practice of enterprise and entrepreneurship. In so doing students will gain a deeper sense of their own entrepreneurial potential and be able to utilise this understanding to support their career and personal goals and aspirations. Given this, students who have completed the Graduate Certificate of Entrepreneurship are expected to utilize these skills within organisations by acting as intrapreneurs.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Evaluate accepted practices and norms using a range of tools and approaches to create change and drive entrepreneurial outcomes
    Communication Apply practical knowledge and skills of entrepreneurship to communicate and effect transformational change
    Digital literacy Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.
    Critical thinking Analyse organisational complexities through multiple perspectives and cultures to demonstrate entrepreneurial insight and analyse and use transdisciplinary perspectives for value creation and positive social
    impact
    Problem solving Apply the characteristics of entrepreneurial mindset to practice
    Self-management Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.
    Teamwork Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.
    Global citizenship Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.

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