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Postgraduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship 2018/19 entry

Course code:

TBC

Study options:

8 months - 3 years

 

Location:

100% online study

Starting:

January 2019

 

Fees:

AUD 8,800

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Overview

Are you looking to foster innovation and change at an individual, organisational or societal level? This course is designed to explore and challenge the the way you think about entrepreneurship, enterprise, innovation and leadership. You will be encouraged to review the accepted notions of entrepreneurship and enterprise, and to consider your own skills, capabilities and aspirations in this context. In doing so, you should gain a deeper sense of your own potential to utilise an entrepreneurial mind-set to support your career development, personal goals and aspirations.

As the programme is delivered entirely online, it aims to provide you with a borderless, globally connected education, uniquely designed and delivered by two prestigious universities, Coventry University (UK) and Deakin University (Australia), to create a truly global perspective.

Our Learning Platform

We have partnered with FutureLearn, a leading social learning platform, to deliver online degrees to learners across the globe.

From short taster courses to postgraduate diplomas and certificates, and fully online degrees, the platform provides you with a seamless high-quality learning experience, on mobile, desktop and tablet. You can pay for each program in the degree as you go, making it possible to gain a qualification in a flexible and affordable way, to fit in with your lifestyle.

Flexibility

Short, 2 week learning blocks combined with a pay-as-you-go payment model

Value

Spread the cost with our flexible pay-as-you-go payment options

Employability

Earn a full Coventry University degree upon successful completion

Community

Truly international in scale, learn with over 8 million other users across the world

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Deakin University

Course information

While entrepreneurship is often closely linked with the start-up process, risk and venture creation, this course will tackle the notion of entrepreneurialism. Entrepreneurialism is more focused 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 a much more all-encompassing view of how an enterprising mindset and skillset can be useful in employment or as an active social citizen.

The course aims to attract students from a wide cultural and discipline base, who will be able to share their knowledge and be part of a global community.

Modules

Overview

Modules

  • Unit 1 – Critiquing Entrepreneurship

    This unit has been designed to challenge your understanding and beliefs of what makes an entrepreneur and what it means to be entrepreneurial. By having a more detailed of understanding of these concepts, you can develop a better sense of your own capabilities and aspirations to become more entrepreneurial yourself. We will explore the foundations of entrepreneurial theory and apply it to different entrepreneurial archetypes on a range of settings, which includes commercial, social, technological and institutional. We will apply these theories and concepts to authentic situations and context.

  • Unit 2 – Exploring Socio-economic Innovation

    This unit will give you a detailed understanding of what constitutes innovation and the contextual factors that may impact upon it. Specifically, this unit will take you in a journey that explores the various types, outcomes, and processes of innovation; the knowledge antecedents that drive them, and the contextual levers that stimulate their emergence. By highlighting these concepts and applying them to complex issues, you will have the opportunity to develop a heightened sensibility of the value of innovation and learn the requisite capabilities that will allow you to use innovation in practice.

  • Unit 3 – Strategic Change and Innovation

    This unit aims to develop your capacity to diagnose and lead strategic change in an organisational context. It promotes a multi-perspective approach to viewing and implementing organisational change by addressing and applying a range of models to the context and dynamics of the change process. You will have the opportunity to identify and develop your capability to formulate, lead and implement strategic and innovative organisational change.

  • Unit 4 – Creating Entrepreneurial Impact

    This unit explores what is meant by impact and how it might be measured. Impact may be personal, social or organisational. The module draws on the notions of risk, reward and resilience, and ethics and sustainability to asks you to explore the trade-offs that may confront you along your entrepreneurial journey. The module also explores what is meant by the entrepreneurial ecosystem; what it might mean to you personally and how you might create social, economic, personal value through your actions.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

 During this course you will focus on exploring multiple perspectives and cultures, in order to demonstrate entrepreneurial insight. It aims to develop your knowledge, skills and capabilities, encouraging you to apply that knowledge to real-world problems.

You will have the opportunity to explore the complex issues in entrepreneurship, and gain the confidence to communicate your ideas and conclusions to a wide audience base.

The course is primarily designed to be studied part-time by students currently in employment.

For each module, we will provide engaging video lectures and a variety of interactive content and activities. The online contact between lecturers and colleagues aims to help you stay motivated and committed to learning.

Each module runs with 15 credits across an academic semester of 13 weeks, requiring an estimated 10-15 hours of study time per week, with the flexibility to study one to two modules per academic semester.

You can benefit from the innovative and interactive content and activities provided on our online platform FutureLearn. This opens up opportunities to participate in projects with students from around the world.

The online contact between you, your lecturers and fellow students will help you stay motivated and committed to learning.

The underlying focus is on developing your ability to think critically and strategically and to enable you to develop solutions to complex problems within an ever changing and ambiguous business environment.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Online assessment methods include watching videos, reading articles, tests and completing assignments.

The learning outcomes, assignments and projects will be clearly stated at the beginning of each unit.

Your work will be marked according to how well you address the coursework instructions and you will be given feedback, as well as providing an overall percentage grade. You need to achieve an average of 40% or above to pass each module; marks of 70% or above are classified as a ‘Distinction’.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

On successful completion of the course, you should be able to:

1. Analyse organisational complexities through multiple perspectives and cultures to demonstrate entrepreneurial insight (Units 1, 2, 3)

2. Evaluate accepted practices and norms using a range of tools and approaches to create change and drive entrepreneurial outcomes (Units 1, 2, 3, 4)

3. Apply the characteristics of entrepreneurial mind-set to practice (Units 1, 3, 4)

4. Analyse and use transdisciplinary perspectives for value creation and positive social impact (Units 2,3,4)

5. Apply practical knowledge and skills of entrepreneurship to communicate and effect transformational change (Units 3,4)

The activity time will be made up of a mixture of guided and self-guided study.  Students will have access to an experienced team of tutors and lecturers who will support their studies. Each module will have dedicated online tutorials to support the learning.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to enrol for this award in accordance with the arrangements notified by the Universities in the Student Handbook. Students will be enrolled concurrently at Coventry University and Deakin University. Accreditation or exemptions for prior learning or experiential learning (advanced standing or credentialing) will not be given on this course.

Students are required to enrol for this award in accordance with the arrangements notified by the Universities in the Student Handbook. Students will be enrolled concurrently at Coventry University and Deakin University. Accreditation or exemptions for prior learning or experiential learning (advanced standing or credentialing) will not be given on this course.

English as a Foreign Language Applicants must demonstrate competency in English Language. Students who do not have English as their first language will require certification of IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in each component). Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in any subject or be able to demonstrate at least three years in relevant employment to be eligible for admission.

Students are required to enrol for this award in accordance with the arrangements notified by the Universities in the Student Handbook. Students will be enrolled concurrently at Coventry University and Deakin University. Accreditation or exemptions for prior learning or experiential learning (advanced standing or credentialing) will not be given on this course.

English as a Foreign Language Applicants must demonstrate competency in English Language. Students who do not have English as their first language will require certification of IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in each component). Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in any subject or be able to demonstrate at least three years in relevant employment to be eligible for admission.

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January 2019

AUD 8,800


Starts

Fee


January 2019

AUD 8,800


Starts

Fee


January 2019

AUD 8,800


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