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Master of  Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Program code: 5690

Delivery location

St Lucia


1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)


Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have startup ambitions? Gain hands-on experience in managing the development of products and services, commercialisation and operating a lean startup model.

  • This 18-month program will deepen your understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation in business. It's suitable for professionals from all backgrounds, including corporations, startups, research organisations or the public sector.
  • Learn through an interdisciplinary approach that allows you to choose from five specialist fields of study: Biotechnology, Design and Information Technology, Food Entrepreneurship, Social and Community Entrepreneurship, and Sustainable Energy.
  • Undertake optional project or placement courses to gain valuable hands-on experience. You will learn from and work with internationally recognised industry experts and academics as you put your knowledge in to practice.
  • Graduate with a globally recognised master's qualification that is highly regarded by employers. It will give you an edge in a competitive job market or support you in starting and progressing your own business.

Develop your understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging fields, allowing you to improve business productivity, economic growth and global competitiveness.

  • Teaching staff

    World-leading academics

    UQ Business School is home to some of the most innovative educators in Australia, who are bound to challenge your thinking. Many also work in consultancy for leading companies, agencies and organisations to help them address the challenges they face.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Apply your learning in real-life settings

    Our unique set of 'in-practice' courses provide an opportunity to apply your learning in a range of settings, including business startups, social entrepreneurship, high-technology commercialisation and corporate entrepreneurship.

  • In the classroom

    Work across disciplines

    The Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation not only provides an avenue to completing a field of study in a range of technologies, but also the opportunity to work with colleagues from different disciplinary backgrounds in project teams.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ Business School was the first business school in Australia to be accredited by the pre-eminent ranking bodies AACSB International and EQUIS. UQ was also ranked in the 51-100 bracket in the world for management in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Fields of study for this program

There are 5 fields of study available in the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

View all fields of study for this program

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation have developed skills relevant to a range of business functions for public and private organisations in Australia or internationally.

Specific roles largely depend on your chosen field of study and career ambitions, but the program offers significant flexibility to support your career aspirations.

Alternatively, graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skill to commence their own startup.

  • Fast Facts

    Stay ahead of the game

    Our business programs are regularly updated to include topical and innovative study areas. Our courses reflect the world right now and address constantly evolving issues in areas like sustainability, climate, entrepreneurship and new technologies

  • Research

    Work closely with experts

    UQ Business School is associated with the Australian Institute of Business and Economics (AIBE), which seeks to establish UQ as the leading provider of business and economic research in Australia, and link UQ academics with industry.

  • Employability

    Link up with industry and the profession

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers with a range of professional opportunities. These include internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

  • Teaching staff

    Award winners

    Our business academics have been awarded some of Australia's highest accolades, including the ANZMAC Distinguished Marketing Educator Award, and numerous Australian Government citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Admissions criteria


Bachelor degree/equivalent in same discipline with a GPA of at least 4.5; OR Bachelor degree/equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.5 and 3 yrs full-time work experience in the same discipline; OR Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from UQ or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.5; OR the Corporate Innovation MicroMasters® credential with at least 65% in the Corporate Innovation Capstone Assessment and have completed at least 3 yrs full-time relevant work experience.

Learn more about the admissions process

Program structure


The courses offered in the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Fields of study

The following is a list of fields of study available in the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

When you graduate, any fields of study you have finished will be listed on your degree certificate.


Biotechnology is a key technological field. Courses explore the important characteristics of these technologies; the management of innovation and commercialisation; and the establishment of new ventures in biotechnology industries.

Design and Information Technology

The Design and Information Technology major caters for those students seeking knowledge and practical experience at understanding how humans interact with electronic devices and other new technologies. It builds on the core of the MEI program to hone students' design thinking skills, which in turn provides a basis to apply those skills in digital prototyping and designing interaction between humans and technology. Completion of this suite of courses will provide a toolkit for entrepreneurs and innovators to better design how business design information technologies to enhance the customer experience.

Food Entrepreneurship

The Food Entrepreneurship field of study seeks to leverage UQ's global leadership positions in food and agriculture and Lean start-up methodology to create skilled food entrepreneurs and innovators by providing students with access to product and technical insight in partnership with UQ School of Food and Agriculture Science (SAFS), Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI), Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF) and CSIRO food research groups. By providing students with access to new product and technological ideas and consumer insight along with entrepreneurship and innovation skills, this program will result in a new wave of innovative and globally focused commercial food innovations, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Sustainable Energy

The Sustainable Energy field of study caters to students seeking knowledge and application of innovative solutions to the energy grand challenges facing organisations and society. Options available in this field of study include sustainable energy and climate change theory, which will introduce the language of energy and establish foundational knowledge of available sustainable energy technologies and global sustainability. Students will then progress from theory to practice, with options to conduct sustainability analyses of real-life organisations, assess and present solutions to the energy challenges of an Australian community and to engage in problem-based learning (PBL) to perform strategic analyses of organisations in energy industries and systems.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. A full definition of "field of study" is available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Government assistance


Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $31,520
Indicative fee 2019

An indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at 2019 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year. The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program.

Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.


The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All domestic student applications for the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is 5690. You'll need this when applying.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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