Graduate Certificate in Family Enterprise

The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide and Adelaide Business School are leaders in family enterprise engagement. We are recognised as one of the top 25 global business schools for family business education and research. Our postgraduate coursework program is specifically designed to develop future professionals for careers in the family business sector. Source: The 25 best business schools for family businesses and their star professors, Family Capital, London, 2015.

Course Fee:

International: $22,000

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or equivalent. Applicants without a Bachelor degree or equivalent will be considered on the basis of a minimum of seven years work experience supported by a Curriculum Vitae, essay and interview.


Every family enterprise is unique. This extends to the people working in them, their lifestyles and their aspirations. Fortunately, our graduate certificate offers maximum flexibility and choice. You will: Combine online and face-to-face study according to your needs. Learn from world-renowned family business practitioners and academics. Complete two core courses covering family business fundamentals. Pursue electives aligned with your interests and career goals. There are two study streams within the program to choose from: NextGen Leadership is suitable for family and non-family members who aspire to be family enterprise managers, directors and board members; and Advising Business Families is suitable for professional advisers-from accountants, business consultants, financial planners and bankers to lawyers, psychologists and counsellors.

Subjects you can Study:

Business; Economics; Family business

Further information:

This program is offered in trimester mode. Please note: this program is available for part-time study only. Intakes for this program: Trimester 1 (January) - Part-time students; Trimester 2 (May) - No intake; Trimester 3 (September) - Part-time students.


The University of Adelaide's Graduate Certificate in Family Enterprise is accredited by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Students entering the programme and interested in joining STEP are encouraged to join as a STEP affiliate member.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Related Careers:

Counsellor, Management Consultant,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info Yes Full time 6 months

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