Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship

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  • Objectives
    In this course you will examine the fundamental principles underpinning management theory and explore associated practices in contemporary organisations. You’ll be introduced to the processes of starting and managing a small firm, considering marketing, operational and financial issues. You’ll also study transnational business trends, strategies and operations, focusing on global business perspectives and practical international business skills.
  • Entry requirements
    A bachelor degree in a field other than business, economics or commerce, or equivalent, or significant professional experience.
  • Academic title
    Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship
  • Course description
    Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship


    Course CRICOS Code: 051614C
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 0.5 Years


    Designed specifically for graduates in discipline areas other than commerce intending to establish businesses or who will be employed in a small or medium enterprise. It is appropriate for graduates in professional areas establishing a private practice, or joining an existing partnership as an employee. It is open to applicants with extensive business experience intending to pursue tertiary studies in small business management. It develops managerial skills and focuses on the essential elements of small business management - the management and organisation of self, markets and customers, strategic issues, finance, business networks, support services and human resources.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    A bachelor degree in a field other than business, economics or commerce, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised tertiary institution, or significant professional experience.

    Duration and Availability

    This fee-paying course is one semester full-time or equivalent part-time study. Some units are available in the evening.

    Course Organisation

    Full-time and part-time seminars.

    Professional Recognition

    Depending upon the major area of study chosen, graduates are eligible for membership to the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand.

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates generally find employment which focuses on entrepreneurial and small business management activities.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                                     Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 1 Semester 1

    12285     v.4           Global Business 650                                                           3.0     25.0
    13597     v.3           Small Business 560                                                            3.0     25.0
    5275       v.9           Management Principles and Practices 560                         3.0     25.0
    5472       v.9           Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiation 580          3.0     25.0


    Year      Location                 Period             All*   
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2     Y                       

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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