Master of Applied Innovation and Entrepreneurship Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 1.5 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM103
CRICOS 086318M

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.

  • Entry Requirements

    For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.

    For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3CM103
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake January, May and September
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM103

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 086318M
    Intake January and September (Trimester 2 delivery commencing in May considered on a case by case basis)
    Selection Criteria
    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
    Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    C1 Advanced 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
    More Information
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

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    Indicative annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $33,000

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $44,500


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    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 Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Professional Accreditation

    Adelaide Business School is 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

    Potential careers

    Entrepreneur, Sole Trader, Manager / Business Management, CEO, Strategist, Innovation Manager

  • Degree Structure

    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:

    The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff and facilities.


    Assessment 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, 8 Sep 2020