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The Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology focuses on the specific needs of entrepreneurs seeking to successfully commercialise an idea and covers a broad range of knowledge areas. Students benefit from opportunities to work on projects that have direct relevance to their work.

The Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation aims to educate and develop entrepreneurial leaders and managers, providing them with the specialist skills needed to lead and manage the process of innovation, business startups, high growth and rapid change. Entrepreneurial management requires a high degree of knowledge in many areas through interdisciplinary teaching. The course is tailored for both those who want to create new enterprises and those who want to bring new attitudes and possibilities to existing ventures. The skills involved are common to all sizes of organisations, whether public sector, private sector to non-profit.

Career opportunities

Graduates learn the skills to successfully start and/or develop new enterprises, and to enhance career development within organisations. Possible roles include entrepreneurs, team players, general managers and dynamic public servants.

Aims and objectives

At completion of the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, graduates will be able to:

1. apply coherent and advanced knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation concepts in diverse contexts and applications using critical thinking

2. apply problem solving, design and decision making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence

3. communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team, and use the basic tools and practices of entrepreneurship within project work

4. demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and an awareness of professional practices in a global and sustainable context

5. apply fundamentals to the analysis, design and operation of a business model using appropriate entrepreneurship and innovation methods and tools

6. reflect on and take responsibility for their own learning and self-management processes, and manage their own time and processes effectively by regularly reviewing performance as a means of managing continuing professional development and lifelong learning

7. apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research with some independence as preparation for research higher degrees.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Opportunity Discovery, Creativity and Design
  • Project Management in Entrepreneurial Ventures 
  • Entrepreneurial Intention, New Venture and Innovation
  • Venture Planning
  • Growth Management
  • Venture in Action
  • Innovation Discovery and Technology Transfer
  • New Entrepreneurial Markets
  • Creating and Delivering Value - Invention and Fieldwork
  • Accounting Information and Managerial Decision Making

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

      Part-time available for domestic students

  • Credits
    150 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

CRICOS code- 092712F

  • A recognised bachelor degree in a related discipline or
  • A recognised bachelor degree in any discipline PLUS a minimum of two years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience* or
  • Masters Qualifying Program is available to International applicants or
  • Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37480 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37480 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    31920 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31920 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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