What will I learn?

Entrepreneurs and investors are necessary in all areas and industries—from science and health to media, arts and education. They take the risks needed to start up new businesses and social ventures.

This intensive 1.5-year degree sets you up to build sustainable organisations, grow wealth for stakeholders and make positive impacts in your community.

What will you do?

Our Master of Applied Innovation and Entrepreneurship gives you practical knowledge, access to networks and a growth mind-set for success. You will:

build tools for assessing and implementing ambitious ideas and ventures
learn how to create supportive environments that foster and enable innovation
examine entrepreneurial investment and management practices
create a business plan for a real-world venture through a 6-unit research project.

Where could it take you?

You might shine a spotlight on an unexpected renewable energy source. You could explore ecotourism or virtual reality. Perhaps you’ll invest in a world-changing approach to everyday healthcare. This degree is also suitable if you want to be a corporate intrapreneur, driving innovative products and services for employers. You could even find alternative career pathways in government and not-for-profit sectors.

Intake: January and September (Trimester 2 delivery commencing in May considered on a case by case basis)

Career Readiness

Innovation and entrepreneurship graduates are equipped with practical tools to successfully:

start and bring to maturity new ventures
grow new revenue streams for established employers.

Graduates can also work within the innovation and entrepreneurship service sector providing consultancy, advisory, financial, policy or other support services to the small-to-medium enterprise sector.

Potential careers

Entrepreneur, Sole Trader, Manager / Business Management, CEO, Strategist, Innovation Manager

Degree Structure

The Masters program consists of courses to the value of 36 units of which 27 units are core courses, 3 units are electives and the remainder is a 6 unit project course.

Experienced practitioners and accomplished academics blend their industry and entrepreneurial experience to deliver programs that are academically rigorous and new-enterprise relevant.

Courses reference entrepreneurship-specific case studies and allow students to integrate their own enterprise projects into assignments.

Areas of Specialisation

As Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a broad subject area that can be applied across many different industries and occupations, students can use their own chosen field or interest and apply this to their assignments and class discussions.

Students can also select electives in their area of interest.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Professions

CRICOS

086318M

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,500.00 (US$ 27,836) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2019, January 2020

Venue

The University of Adelaide

North Terrace Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry to postgraduate coursework programs as a minimum requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification from an approved institution as a qualification for entry. Some of the graduate certificates and graduate diplomas that are offered may be accepted as qualifying work for entry to a Master’s program, or as professional qualifications in their own right. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) Minimum Scores - Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Minimum Scores - Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) Minimum Scores - Overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

For international students

Bachelor degree or equivalent.

IELTS: Overall band score of 6.5 and Band score of 6 in all bands; TOEFL Paper-based: total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE) or Internet-based: total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 and Skills profile of no less than 50 in all skills; and Cambridge English-Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176 and Individual score of 169 in all skills.

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