Master of Business Administration (Entrepreneurship)

Lead market-shaping innovation

Well-honed entrepreneurial skills are critical for all professionals in today’s volatile global workplace. But those who aspire to lead must take them to an entirely different level.

The ability to systematically inspire and drive an organisation-wide culture of innovation will give you—and your enterprise—a near future-proof competitive advantage. Our Master of Business Administration (Entrepreneurship) sets you on that path and is available upon completing any bachelor degree.

What will you do?

The MBA (Entrepreneurship) is part of the Adelaide Business School's MBA suite and can be completed over two years. You don't need professional experience to apply, as the degree will equip you with:

  • a deep understanding of the entire entrepreneurial process—from opportunity identification and concept development, to new-product launches and expansion
  • highly advanced strategic thinking skills—the ability to see the bigger commercial and societal picture and make decisions with a truly global outlook
  • high-level problem-solving, analytical, critical thinking and self-reflection skills
  • outstanding management capabilities in critical business functions, including finance, accounting, economics and marketing
  • extensive industry and professional relationships and networks.

Where could it take you?

The MBA (Entrepreneurship) will prepare you to lead innovation in all kinds of senior and leadership positions within your chosen industry. You could head a specialist product or service development team; progress to leading innovation in a national division; and in time drive companies’ visions as a CEO or managing director. You could even take your destiny entirely in your own hands by launching your own business.


Note: Intakes occur throughout the year, in January, May and September, with summer school options in January.

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, 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.
I am a:

Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM217
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake January, May and September
Enquiries Future Students team

Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study Completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3CM217

Fees and Scholarships

Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:

Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $35,000


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.


Potential careers

Manager / Business Management, Business Consultant, Business Development Manager, CEO, Entrepreneur

Degree Structure

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.

Example Study Plan

Core Courses
All students must complete the following:

PROJMGNT 7038 - Project Leadership and Communications
ACCTING 7025 - Accounting Essentials for Decision Makers
ECON 7200 - Economic Principles
MARKETNG 7104 - Marketing Management
CORPFIN 7005 - Principles of Finance
COMMGMT 7006 - People and Organisations
COMMLAW 7012 - Business and Corporations Law
COMMGMT 7027 - Strategic Management
COMMGMT 7028 - Action Research for Business

To complete a specialisation in Entrepreneurship students must complete all of the following:

ENTREP 5036 - Entrepreneurial Concepts and Mindset
ENTREP 5038 - New Venture Creation
ENTREP 7019 - Social Entrepreneurship
ENTREP 7020 - Design Thinking
ENTREP 7022 - Creativity and Innovation
ENTREP 7028 - New Venture Strategy & Growth

All students must complete the following:

ENTREP 7900 - eChallenge 
ENTREP 7901 - Tech eChallenge


Studying has broadened my understanding of the importance and complexity of the global food system and the implications increasing food demand will have on us all. The skills and knowledge that I have gained are in demand by businesses throughout the world.

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Saturday, 25 Sep 2021