Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Are you an entrepreneur or have start-up ambitions?

For the first time in 2018, The University of Queensland Business School will offer the Masters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. This elite program challenges students to find creative solutions to market, customer and social problems and to address them through innovation and entrepreneurship within their organsiation, be it corporation, a start-up, a research organisation or in the public sector. 

This 18-month program seeks to improve the understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation in modern business, thereby improving business productivity, economic growth and global competitiveness. It uses an interdisciplinary approach that utilises UQ's leading position in sciences and the commercialisation of those sciences, and allows for students to learn how to manage new ideas to maximise growth impact within a specialist field of study. 

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Applicants for the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation must have:

  • a Bachelors degree or equivalent in the same discipline as approved by the Executive Dean with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale


  • a Bachelors degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale and 3 years full-time work experience in the same discipline as approved by the Executive Dean; or 
  • a Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from UQ or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale. 

The application procedure for the program varies depending on whether you are a domestic or international student.

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The courses in this program are designed to make you stand out to employers and are run by internationally respected industry experts and academics. Our unique capstone courses will provide an opportunity for you to apply your knowledge and skills on real business cases.

You can choose from a range of fields of study: 


Design and Information Technology

Food Entrepreneurship

Social and Community Entrepreneurship

Sustainable Energy


The Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship program takes one and a half years of full-time study to complete (depending on your previous degree), or the equivalent part-time.


The standard full-time load for a program is 8 units per semester (this usually means 4 courses worth 2 units each per semester). Full-time study is defined as 75% or more of the standard full-time load for a program (i.e. at least 6 units per semester, or 3-4 courses, for most programs).

International students must be enrolled in 8 units per semester.

It is estimated that for each course a student would have approximately 3-5 contact hours in lectures and tutorials, and would also need to do additional hours of study.


Australian students can study part-time (usually 1 to 2 courses per semester). In some cases, classes are scheduled multiple times per week and students can choose either day or evening classes. This does not occur in all programs. If you intend to study solely in the evenings, please check the availability and timing of classes.


What outcomes to expect from your degree

As a graduate you can expect careers in companies, agencies and organisations across the private and public sectors, both in Australia and internationally in a range of business functions. Specific roles largely depend on your study fields, but the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation provides significant flexibility depending on your career aspirations.


Support services

UQ Business School offers a wide range of advice and support for future and current students.

Domestic student enquiries

To find out more about applications or programs for Australian (domestic) students, call +61 7 3365 2203 (open 8:30am to 4:30 pm from Monday to Friday except university and public holidays).

You can also visit the admissions site or use the online enquiry form.

International student enquiries

For further enquiries about applications or programs, international students can call +61 3 8676 7004 from outside Australia or 1800 671 980 from inside Australia (free call).

Find out more on the international contact page or use the online enquiry form.

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Financial assistance

Find out more about fees, charges and financial assistance

Find details of undergraduate scholarships for future students and for current students

Student centres

Student centres are located on each campus including St Lucia and provide a one-stop shop for student administration enquiries – including enrolment, timetables, fees, graduation, academic transcripts and ID cards – and general enquiries.

Call +61 7 3365 2600 from 8.30am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday or visit the student centre page.

Student support

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