Master of Technology Innovation and Leadership

Nurture brilliance

The world is hungry for innovation, and talent abounds in tech, science and engineering research. We need savvy leaders with cross-realm expertise to get inventions out of the lab and into the marketplace. Take the lead—at Australia’s #1 university for entrepreneurship education*.

What will you do?

Our Master of Technology, Innovation and Leadership is uniquely tech-commerce-focused, with practical activities integrating high-level business theory. You will:

  • explore future-oriented innovation concepts
  • develop expert negotiation and communication skills
  • investigate how emerging technologies can meet industry needs
  • understand how to finance, market and manage new ventures or opportunities
  • pursue electives aligned to your interests and career goals in the technology track
  • critically assess your personal strengths and sharpen your professional edge
  • improve your data analytics and research competence
  • build awareness of social, ethical, cultural and environmental issues in your field.

Where could it take you?

You could sell cybercrime prevention programs, endorse AI-generated music, or kickstart an Australian biofuel boom. You might convince investors to embrace previously unheard-of prosthetics. Perhaps you’ll seed a dedicated deep-tech facility, offering workspaces and commercialisation services to young entrepreneurs.

Note that this program is taught in Trimesters but only has intakes in January and September.

  • Australia's #1 uni for entrepreneurship and engagement^
  • Strong links to industry leaders
  • AACSB accredited

^Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities, 2017

Entry Requirements

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SATAC Code 3CM258
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake January and September
Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study Bachelor degree or equivalent. Students may be eligible to complete the program in a full-time standard duration of 1.5 years on the basis of prior learning.

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    Student Profile
    Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2023
    Number of students Percentage of all students
    International students 2 66.7%
    All students 3 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place

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Potential careers

Management Analyst, Manager / Business Management, Business Consultant, Business Manager, Innovation Manager

Degree Structure

To qualify for the degree of Master of Technology Innovation and Leadership, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study with a combined total of not less than 48 units.

  • 2-years program from either a business or a technology related discipline, OR
  • 2-years program with Higher Degree of Research (HDR) pathway neither a business or a technology related discipline

Example Study Plan

All students must complete the following Core Courses:

    Students enrolled in the Entrepreneurship/Business pathway must complete the following Closed Electives:

    Students in the Technology pathway must complete 12 units (4 courses) from following Closed Electives:
    *For HDR pathway, enrol in 12 units of Research courses.
    **For non-HDR pathway, enrol in 9 units of Research courses and 3 units of elective course.
We live in a world powered by technology and innovation - and the rate of change we're experiencing has never been seen before. The world needs leaders who understand, and can leverage, technological innovation. Are you ready for the challenge?

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Last updated: Wednesday, 13 Sep 2023