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Ara Institute of Canterbury

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Ara Institute of Canterbury

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Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Key information

Level of study:
Graduate
Tuition fees:
Duration:
1 year
Start date: February-2022
Campus:
Ara Institute of Canterbury
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Course details

Summary

Gain the specialist skills and knowledge needed to innovate in the business world.

It takes great skill to turn an idea into a successful product in today's market. With this qualification you will learn ways to grow an existing company or establish your own business venture.

You will learn how to think about, create and grow ideas from conception through to commercial success. Using leading-edge concepts, methodologies and tools, this qualification has a strong emphasis on combining theory and real world application.

You will study the theory of entrepreneurship, strategic planning for small business and managing for growth and product development. You will also have the chance to undertake an industry project.

Career opportunities

On completion of this qualification you will have the ability to think about, create and grow high potential small to medium sized businesses.

You may choose to establish your own entrepreneurial venture, work as a business advisor in the areas of product development and innovation management or manage new or established ventures to high growth, in both national and international arenas.

Study pathways

You can complement this graduate diploma with further graduate study in sales and marketing, operations and production management or project management.

Entry criteria

Academic requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in any field excluding innovation and entrepreneurship.

Alternative Requirements

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

English language requirements:

IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5

SPEAKING – 5.5
READING - 5.5
WRITING - 5.5
LISTENING – 5.5

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 60 or higher (with a writing score of 18)

Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

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