Graduate Certificate in Business (Enterprise Leadership)

Australia and New Zealand
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
Duration
6 months full-time
12 months part-time
6 months full-time
12 months part-time
Delivery
External
Course starts
January, March, May, July, August and September

The delivery is blended with face-to-face and online components.

Highlights

  • Designed as an extension of QUT’s Enterprise Leadership Program short course to provide you with a postgraduate level qualification in leading with an enterprise perspective.
  • Develop your leadership capacity to think holistically, creatively and strategically and to contribute to enterprise outcomes within complex environments.
  • Delivered through a combination of face to face, online and workshop formats.
  • Undertake a work-based project that delivers real outcomes for your organisation.
  • Establish strong professional networks and communities of practice which extend beyond your current organisation.

Highlights

  • Designed as an extension of QUT’s Enterprise Leadership Program short course to provide you with a postgraduate level qualification in leading with an enterprise perspective.
  • Develop your leadership capacity to think holistically, creatively and strategically and to contribute to enterprise outcomes within complex environments.
  • Delivered through a combination of face to face, online and workshop formats.
  • Undertake a work-based project that delivers real outcomes for your organisation.
  • Establish strong professional networks and communities of practice which extend beyond your current organisation.

Why choose this course?

The Graduate Certificate in Business (Enterprise Leadership) is designed to develop your leadership capacity within a specific organisational context by equipping you to think holistically, creatively and strategically; and to be ethical and informed decision-maker who inspires and leads effective teams within complex environments. This program encourages leaders to work on behalf of the whole organisation as well as on their own business unit or team. It is suitable for leaders in corporate, public and non-profit sectors.

The modular nature of the program offers flexibility and versatility, allowing you to to target topics that may lead to the promotion of your career and leadership development.

 

Real-world learning

The specific topics and units have been developed in consultation with industry reference groups and are tailored to address the major organisational capability development needs of corporate, public and non-profit sectors. You will develop knowledge and skills across a number of core learning areas, and undertake a work-based project that delivers real outcomes for your organisation.

What to expect

Our Graduate Certificate in Business (Enterprise Leadership) is designed as an extension of our Enterprise Leadership Program (ELP) professional development modules, to provide you with a postgraduate level qualification in leading with an enterprise perspective.

In the ELP short course you undertake four professional development modules and at the conclusion of each, you have the option to undertake academic extension unit for that module. Academic extension involves one online learning module and two assessments for each module. The successful completion of these four optional academic extension units provides you with a Graduate Certificate in Business (Enterprise Leadership).

Flexible delivery

Learn flexibly in different environments, including online learning, face-to-face facilitated workshops and a workplace project.

Careers and outcomes

Course articulation

You can also choose to complete additional four ELP modules and four ELP optional academic extension units, which leads to a Graduate Diploma in Business (Enterprise Leadership).

Successful completion of each award extension unit may provide you with advanced standing in QUT’s Master of Business, Master of Business Administration or another postgraduate QUT program.

Possible careers

  • Assistant Director
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager

Details and units

The Graduate Certificate in Business (Enterprise Leadership) is made up of 48 credit points. Each unit in this course is worth 12 credit points.

You will study two compulsory (core) award extension units and then choose two (option) award extension elective units from the list below.

Core units:

  • Leading Self and Others
  • Actioning Strategic Innovation

Optional units:

  • Communicating for Results
  • Leading Ethical Systems
  • Stewarding Public Funds
  • Leading Strategic Initiatives
  • Delivering Complex Policy
  • Managing Stakeholder Relationships
  • Managing Sourcing and Contracting
  • Managing Strategic Risk
  • Leading in the Government Context
  • Managing Decisions with Data
  • Managing Talent and Succession
  • Leading for High Performance
  • Leader as Coach
  • Systems Thinking for Leaders

Requirements

Course code
GZ34
Delivery
  • External

The delivery is blended with face-to-face and online components.

Duration
6 months full-time
12 months part-time
Duration
6 months full-time
12 months part-time
Entry
January, March, May, July, August and September
As timetabled
Entry

Academic entry requirements

To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • have a completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 (on QUT's 7-point scale)
  • have a minimum of two years' full-time post-degree professional work experience which could include projects, managing complex groups of stakeholders or supervising staff.
  • provide a copy of your CV demonstrating relevant professional work experience
  • if required, attend an interview and undertake the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT is the worldwide standard in aptitude assessment for admission to postgraduate management programs) and achieve a minimum score of 550.

Alternative entry pathway

Applicants who do not meet the minimum entrance criteria for the Graduate Certificate of Business may apply for alternative entry. You must:

  • have a minimum of seven years' full-time professional work experience which could include managing projects, managing complex groups of stakeholders or supervising staff.
  • provide a CV demonstrating relevant professional work experience
  • if required, attend an interview with the course coordinator or nominee
  • if required, undertake the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT is the worldwide standard in aptitude assessment for admission to postgraduate management programs) and achieve a minimum score of 550.

Minimum English language requirements

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

  • Active learning module: $1,900 (GST exempt) per module
  • Award extension unit: $1,664 (GST exempt) per unit.

2021 fees

2020 fees

  • Active learning module: $1,900 (GST exempt) per module
  • Award extension unit: $1,664 (GST exempt) per unit.

2020 fees

Scholarships

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