Graduate Certificate in Digital Innovation

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AGSM @ UNSW Business School’s Graduate Certificates are a unique part-time qualification that will allow you to develop subject matter expertise within a specialised contemporary field in high demand, including innovation, entrepreneurship and digital technology. Students gain stackable credentials from a globally ranked management school that can be articulated into an MBA degree if you choose to continue your study. 

These flexible programs are facilitated by world-class academics and industry practitioners who create dynamic and interactive learning experiences – whether students choose to study in virtual and/or face-to-face modes. Students are immersed in active learning experiences and exposed to the practical tools and skills needed to not only succeed, but to thrive in today’s accelerated world. 

Who is this degree for?

AGSM offers innovative, experiential, world-class programs designed to equip a new generation of leaders to make an impact in an accelerated world. Providing the flexibility needed to meet the requirements of professional domestic students, with the option to study part-time and online.

The AGSM Graduate Certificate in Digital Innovation is a complete stand-alone qualification and can be undertaken as a pathway to an AGSM Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. It has been designed for individuals who wish to build and develop their strategic abilities around entrepreneurship and corporate innovation.  It provides exposure to both the fundamentals of digital innovation and the practical aspects of identifying, evaluating and moving business ideas forward.

This program focuses on streams of digital innovation and entrepreneurship and offers individuals new managerial techniques and tools for effective organisational management in changing environments. Students learn to re-imagine the way in which business is done through digital technology and to employ managerial innovations such as agile methods and insight generation and design thinking for creative problem framing and solving.

Individuals with entrepreneurial aspirations will be attracted to the start-up creation and corporate innovation concepts structured throughout the program. Courses will uniquely link students with innovators, and successful start-up CEOs.

    • Gain access to a range of AGSM MBA courses drawn from our world ranked MBA programs (Not all MBA elective courses are available in Graduate Certificate program offerings)
    • Choose the study method that suit you – you can switch between online or face to face courses that complement your current work and fit easily around your family commitments
    • Designed for maximum flexibility and convenience so you can fit in your studies around your busy life – courses are delivered online or face to face in the evenings or weekends 
    • Develop subject matter expertise with a specialist credential in a contemporary area of growing demand. 
    • Learn the practical skills, techniques and knowledge to achieve success in your organisation
    • Apply the learnings immediately to find solutions to current business problems, while drawing on your extensive work experience
    • Build a collaborative learning environment and develop valued relationships
    • Develop confidence in managing digital innovation and leading your organisation through digital transformation.
    • Understand and appreciate the impact of digital innovation and disruption on corporate strategy 
    • Learn practical skills, techniques and knowledge, such as designing experiments using minimal viable products and hypothesis testing 
    • Digital
    • Innovation
    • Management
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Strategy
    • Technology
    • Start-up

Program structure

The AGSM Graduate Certificates are a part-time program and can be completed anywhere between 8 months to 2 years. Should you choose to continue your studies the certificate can articulate into an MBA degree*.

*Entry into AGSM MBA programs is subject to meeting the AGSM Admissions Criteria.

Program structure and courses

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Degree type

AGSM Graduate Certificate


8 months to 2 years, part-time

Commencing terms

Term 1 – February
Term 2 – June
Term 3 – September

Program code


Delivery mode

Face to face and online

Domestic / International


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