Master of  Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Program code: 5690
CRICOS code: 096017G


St Lucia


1.5 Years full-time


Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

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 into 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 complete 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.

  • Alumni
    "The UQ Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation provides me with the opportunity to apply my theoretical knowledge with practical applications in a unique manner. This has enabled me to learn extensively, and become a better business professional." Andres Abogabir, Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2018
    Head of Advertising (Chile), Mercado Libre


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code

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.

Same discipline is a Bachelor degree specialising in at least one of the following areas:

  • biotechnology
  • business
  • commerce
  • commercialisation
  • computer science
  • data analytics
  • economics
  • energy studies
  • engineering
  • entrepreneurship
  • environmental management
  • food sciences
  • health services/health practitioners
  • international development or international relations
  • information systems
  • innovation
  • management
  • science
  • strategy
  • sustainability
  • technology (agricultural, information, nano, bio).

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

View the English proficiency policy

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Learn more about entry requirements

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, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ 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.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $42,272
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.


International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

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

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

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 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

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

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