Master of Applied Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Make your big ideas a reality
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.
Note: This program is offered in Trimester mode with intakes in January, May and September.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
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SATAC Code 3CM103 Intake January, May and September Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
SATAC Code: 3CM103
CRICOS 086318M Intake January and September (Trimester 2 delivery commencing in May considered on a case by case basis)
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent.
Fees and Scholarships
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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $31,000
Annual tuition fees International student place: $42,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
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.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Adelaide Business School and the Entrepreneurship Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) are AACSB* accredited, and as such our programs have passed rigorous standards of quality. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education and only the best schools in the world earn AACSB accreditation.
*Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Entrepreneur, Sole Trader, Manager / Business Management, CEO, Strategist, Innovation Manager
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.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.
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.
Example Study Plan
Indicative Study Plan Core courses ENTREP 5016: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
ENTREP 5018: Opportunity Assessment
ENTREP 7028: Managing Strategy and Growth
ENTREP 7022: Creativity and Innovation
ENTREP 7059: Project and Innovation Finance and Accounting
ENTREP 7060: Marketing Technology and Innovation
ENTREP 7049: Entrepreneurship Research in Practice
ENTREP 7048: Advanced Venture Planning and Communications
COMMERCE 7039: Business Research Methods (M)
Electives Courses to the value of three units from the following:
ENTREP 7026: Innovation and Corporate Venturing
ENTREP 7019: Social Entrepreneurship
ENTREP 7027: Foresight and Social Change
PROJMGNT 7038: Leadership of Organisations
PROJMGNT 5004: Managing Project and Systemic Risks
PROJMGNT 5021: Applied Project Management I
ENTREP 7900: eChallenge
PROJMGNT 7012: Business and Contract Legal Studies
PROJMGNT 7047: Systems Fundamentals
ENTREP 7050: ECIC Study Tour
ENTREP 7046: Managing Innovation
Research ENTREP 5029: Project in Entrepreneurship (6 units)
CURRENT STUDENTS, please visit the below link for your study plan templates: www.adelaide.edu.au/professions/current-students/study-plans
The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.
AssessmentAssessment consists of a combination of group and individual work. The format varies across courses and may be in the form of oral presentations, written and/or practical assignments, quizzes and class participation.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 1 Oct 2019