|Award title||Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Business Leadership|
|Year & campus||2021 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||50 credit points|
|Duration||6 months full-time or 12 months part-time|
The Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Business Leadership is designed to graduate Indigenous business sector practitioners with a considered understanding of their own leadership and business practices. The subjects in this course adopt an interdisciplinary, international and evidence-based approach to respond to the complex and growing challenges faced by Indigenous business leaders working in a range of fields/industries.
Subjects are taught by leading academics in the fields of Indigenous business leadership, analytics, accounting, economics, research, finance and marketing. Students from across Australia will be provided with opportunities to work together to address the increasing challenges and opportunities in the Indigenous business sector with a key focus on the practice of Indigenous leadership.
The course requires completion of 50 credit points of study, including a compulsory and intensively taught subject over a week in the winter term, focusing on Indigenous business leadership. Otherwise, the course is provided on-line providing flexibility to design study times around other work and family commitments and study preferences.
This course is designed to be available to Indigenous business owners, professionals and managers at different stages in their careers, including recent graduates, established practitioners and those seeking to move in new directions.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- an undergraduate degree, or equivalent; and/or
- a minimum of five years documented, relevant work experience; and
- be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and/or
- relevant work experience.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board Rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
The Faculty of Business and Economics welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Faculty policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the Faculty’s programs.
Faculty of Business and Economics courses equip graduates with the knowledge and technical skills necessary to understand and participate in the modern business world. The degrees include the following academic requirements for study:
(1) The ability to explain and evaluate concepts, theories, institutional arrangements and operations of modern mixed economies;
(2) The ability to critically evaluate the economy, commerce and business in the broader social and political context;
(3) The ability to explain and apply concepts across a range of commerce and business disciplines in solving business and policy problems; and
(4) The ability to contribute positively to the development of organisations and society in relation to business, government and the commercial professions.
All students of the Faculty’s courses must possess intellectual, ethical, and emotional capabilities required to participate in the full curriculum and to achieve the levels of competence required by the Faculty. Candidates for the BCom degree and for FBE Masters degrees must have abilities and skills in communication; in conceptual, integrative, and quantitative dimensions; and in behavioural and social dimensions.
I. Communication: The student must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in oral and/or written form. A student must have the ability to clearly and independently communicate knowledge and application of a discipline, principles or practices during assessment tasks, and in some discipline streams.
II. Intellectual‐Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative Abilities: The student is expected to have the ability to develop problem‐solving skills and demonstrate the ability to establish study plans and priorities. These abilities include measurement, calculation, reasoning, analysis, and synthesis. Problem solving requires all of these intellectual abilities. Students should also have the ability to comprehend complex disciplinary and cross disciplinary information related to the BCom and Masters degrees.
III. Behavioural and Social Attributes: A student must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment and the emotional health required for full utilisation of his/her intellectual abilities. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students.
Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students. Integrity, concern for others, interpersonal skills, interest, and motivation are all personal qualities that are deemed necessary for students enrolled in FBE courses.
Students who feel their disability will prevent them from participating in tasks involving the inherent academic requirements of the BCom and FBE Masters courses are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit. Adjustments can be provided to minimise the impact of a disability, but students should participate in the course in an independent manner.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this course, graduates should be able to:
- Apply advanced theoretical understanding and knowledge of current research, debates and practices from a business perspective.
- Critically analyse business and leadership theories, debates and practice through engaged reflective writing
- Evaluate the social, cultural, political and historical contexts informing Indigenous business leadership
- Evaluate and communicate business and leadership ideas within your work/non-work contexts
- Critique and apply multidisciplinary business and leadership theories into the practice of Indigenous business leadership
- Communication of key ideas and theories within the discipline areas
- Critical evaluation of evidence in support of an argument or proposition
- Problem solving in leadership through the application of appropriate theories, principles and data
- Demonstrate a capacity to successfully engage in collaborative activities such as group-based work and activities
- Critical thinkers and problem solvers in relation to business and commerce related issues and in developing solutions to problems in organisations and in society
- Effective decision makers in business and commerce
- Knowledgeable in the core areas of leadership
- Competent in critical evaluation of evidence in support of an argument or proposition
- Clear in articulating leadership issues, ideas theories and solutions to a range of audiences in written and oral form
The Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Business Leadership is comprised of four subjects including one core subject.
Students will select three from a range of six 12.5 credit point online subjects. Alternatively, if students have graduated the MURRA Indigenous Business Master Class program or the Meereeng50 program they are eligible for 12.5 credit points. Students who haven’t already completed the MURRA program or the Meereeng50 program can opt to complete it as an alternate elective. The MURRA program is offered in semester one and two each year and Meereeng50 is a 1.5 year program which commences in February.
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Business Leadership with a 70% average may be eligible to apply to the Master of Management suite of programs, the Master of International Business, the Master of Professional Management or the Master of Entrepreneurship.
Subjects have no prerequisites or corequisites and can be taken in any order. However, the core subject, Indigenous Business Leadership, is only offered as an intensively taught subject in the Winter Term.
12.5 credit points
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|MGMT90254||Indigenous Business Leadership||
37.5 credit points
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|ACCT90040||Accounting Analysis and Decisions||
|MGMT90239||Business Analytics for Decision Making||
|ECON90077||Economics of Markets and Organisations||
|ECON90076||Empirical Methods for Business||
|MKTG90038||Value Creation Strategies||
Last updated: 11 February 2021