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Graduate Certificate in Business Innovation and Leadership

Want to advance your career or take your own business to the next level? This specialised graduate certificate is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed to lead an innovative, agile and sustainable business enterprise in today's digital business environment.

In this program you will:

  • Develop skills in innovation, digital literacy, creative thinking, problem solving and decision making
  • Develop knowledge and expertise to maximise your potential for career progression with topics such as strategic leadership and self-management
  • Use management frameworks to address challenges and create viable solutions through design-based thinking



6 months 6 months Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Full-time or equivalent part-time Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.

Indicative fees

Indicative 2024 fees (A$)

A$13,920 - 2024 Fees Fee-paying


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Career opportunities

  • Business Analyst
  • Business consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event Manager
  • Further study pathways
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
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Delivery mode
  • Blended Learning, Online
Total courses
Total units
6 months 6 months
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Program coordinator
Program structure
Required courses (4) 48 units

BUS705 Innovation Management and Professional Development
MGT701 Leading and Managing Organisations
MGT730 Innovation by Design
MGT731 Entrepreneurship and Business Model Innovation

Note: Program structures are subject to change.

A three year Bachelor's degree from a recognised higher education institution in business or related field, or equivalent

Additional entry information

Standard English language requirements apply.

Program requirements
  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the program structure
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

Fee-paying estimate
A$13,920 - 2024 Fees

Postgraduate coursework places

All postgraduate coursework programs are subject to tuition fees unless the postgraduate program is offered under Commonwealth support arrangements.

Eligible students (Australian citizens, permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand Citizens who hold a Special Category Visa and meet the eligibility requirements) may seek assistance to defer payment via a FEE-HELP loan.

Domestic applicants apply for admission direct to UniSC.

Find out about how to apply and key application closing dates.

Finish in just six months full-time
Flexible learning options
Apply your learning to real business projects
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Student story

"I went into the EMBA looking to build my existing business skills so I could better help social impact organisations in developing nations become more sustainable through the volunteer work I do with a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade-funded program".
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