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Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Overview

Gain the skills to lead innovation, harness the power of technology and apply the latest thinking to improve business productivity and global competitiveness, and create change.

Whether you want to develop a new product, tackle a social problem or drive business growth, UQ can help you make a difference.

The Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation will teach you about understanding the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in modern business and the benefits they create, including better communities.

Your 24 unit program undertakes an interdisciplinary approach that utilises UQ's leading position in the sciences and their commercialisation, so you can learn how to develop and manage new ideas.

Upon graduation, you'll have a globally recognised qualification that's highly regarded by employers and gives you the skills to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship within any organisation, from a corporation, startup or research organisation to the public sector.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1.5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5690
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$42272 (indicative per year)
Duration
1.5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5690
CRICOS Code
096017G
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Develop your understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging fields that will have a profound effect on how you practice business.
  • Learn from some the world’s best researchers and brightest minds in the field, and feel part of a globally connected community with willing mentors, alumni, business partnerships and technology hubs.
  • Gain hands-on experience in turning ideas into reality, managing innovative products and services, commercialisation, and operating a lean startup model.

1 in Queensland for business and management studies

QS World University Rankings 2020

55 in the world for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Biotechnology
  • Design and Information Technology
  • Food Entrepreneurship
  • Social and Community Entrepreneurship

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Creativity for Innovation and Design Thinking
  • Idea Management
  • Evidence Based Innovation: From Business Model to Business Plan
  • Building Innovation Capability

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Production biotechnologist
  • Quality control officer
  • Business development manager
  • Architecture lead
  • Online learning adviser
  • Program leader
  • Product manager
  • Digital and loyalty marketing manager
  • Procurement specialist
  • Supervision and evaluation officer

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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.

Prerequisites

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.

English language requirements

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.

BE - 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.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Student visas

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 (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fields of study

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Biotechnology

Courses in this emerging technological field explore important characteristics of new technologies, the management of innovation and commercialisation, and the establishment of new ventures in biotechnology industries.

You'll benefit from the combination of core innovation management skills that facilitate collaboration and innovation, and the specific industry insights into the nature, challenges and key players in the biotechnology industry.

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Design and Information Technology

This field caters for students seeking knowledge and practical experience in understanding how humans interact with electronic devices and other new technologies.

It builds on core entrepreneurship and innovation principles to hone skills in digital prototyping and designing interaction between humans and technology. Completion of this field will provide a toolkit for entrepreneurs and innovators to better design information technologies for businesses, enhancing the customer experience.

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Food Entrepreneurship

These courses leverage UQ’s global leadership positions in food and agriculture and lean startup methodology to create skilled food entrepreneurs and innovators.

ou'll have access to product and technical insight in collaboration with UQ's School of Agriculture and Food Sciences (SAFS) and leading industry partners, and discover how these areas can often lead to globally focused commercial food innovations and breakthroughs.

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Social and Community Entrepreneurship

This field is for students seeking to lead social change in a 21st-century context with skills focused on social entrepreneurship and community development.

You'll undertake theoretical and applied courses to understand social entrepreneurship through social enterprise, and work in teams on social issues of your choosing to build financially self-sustaining ventures designed for social impact. Importantly, you'll combine this enterprise-level focus with an understanding of how to build communities.

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Sustainable Energy

This area of study is suited to students seeking knowledge and application of innovative solutions to the challenges facing organisations and society in relation to energy.

Courses covering sustainable energy and climate change theory will introduce you to the language of energy and give you foundational knowledge of available sustainable energy technologies and global sustainability. You'll also have the opportunity to conduct sustainability analyses of real-life organisations and assess their situation and present solutions.

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Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Biotechnology

Courses in this emerging technological field explore important characteristics of new technologies, the management of innovation and commercialisation, and the establishment of new ventures in biotechnology industries.

You'll benefit from the combination of core innovation management skills that facilitate collaboration and innovation, and the specific industry insights into the nature, challenges and key players in the biotechnology industry.

View

Design and Information Technology

This field caters for students seeking knowledge and practical experience in understanding how humans interact with electronic devices and other new technologies.

It builds on core entrepreneurship and innovation principles to hone skills in digital prototyping and designing interaction between humans and technology. Completion of this field will provide a toolkit for entrepreneurs and innovators to better design information technologies for businesses, enhancing the customer experience.

View

Food Entrepreneurship

These courses leverage UQ’s global leadership positions in food and agriculture and lean startup methodology to create skilled food entrepreneurs and innovators.

ou'll have access to product and technical insight in collaboration with UQ's School of Agriculture and Food Sciences (SAFS) and leading industry partners, and discover how these areas can often lead to globally focused commercial food innovations and breakthroughs.

View

Social and Community Entrepreneurship

This field is for students seeking to lead social change in a 21st-century context with skills focused on social entrepreneurship and community development.

You'll undertake theoretical and applied courses to understand social entrepreneurship through social enterprise, and work in teams on social issues of your choosing to build financially self-sustaining ventures designed for social impact. Importantly, you'll combine this enterprise-level focus with an understanding of how to build communities.

View

Sustainable Energy

This area of study is suited to students seeking knowledge and application of innovative solutions to the challenges facing organisations and society in relation to energy.

Courses covering sustainable energy and climate change theory will introduce you to the language of energy and give you foundational knowledge of available sustainable energy technologies and global sustainability. You'll also have the opportunity to conduct sustainability analyses of real-life organisations and assess their situation and present solutions.

View

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $42,272

Indicative annual fee 2020

This 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 (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

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.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $33,200

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at 2020 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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