Master of Applied Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Make your big ideas a reality
Entrepreneurs and investors are necessary for 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 organizations, 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 the government and not-for-profit sectors.
Note: This program is offered in Trimester mode with intakes in January, May, and September.
The campus provides a mix of the historical and contemporary, combining old sandstone buildings with state-of-the-art teaching, learning and research facilities.
Application Processing Time in Days: 10
Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
There are three key steps you will need to take when addressing the selection criteria in any University of Adelaide job application:
- Create a new document. Your statement addressing the position’s specified selection criteria should be separate from your cover letter and resume.
- List each criterion separately. Give each a title, using exactly the same wording as appears on the Position Description (e.g. Excellent verbal communication skills).
- Address each criterion. Under each heading, write two short paragraphs explaining how your experience, skills, education and training equip you to meet that specific requirement. Dot points are also acceptable.
Please note that failing to submit a statement addressing the selection criteria could result in your application not being considered.
Some helpful writing tips
There are a number of steps you can take when putting together your responses to increase their clarity and impact.
- Give details of one or two specific things you’ve done that are good examples of the relevant experience or knowledge required. For example: ‘I was responsible for organising an event attended by… This involved…'
- Preface these examples with a short overview that shows you appreciate the relevance of the specific criterion.
- Quantify your experience (number of years worked, staff supervised, etc.). For example: ‘I delivered a presentation to an industry forum with an audience of 80 people.’
- Where possible, indicate how successfully you meet the criterion. You could do this by referring to feedback from others, or things you've set up that are still being used. For example: ‘A report I wrote about… was endorsed by the… Committee and circulated to all stakeholders for discussion.
You could also consider using the STAR method as a structural framework when describing examples of your work. This involves describing, in the order listed here, the:
- situation you faced
- task required, and desired outcome
- action you took to complete the task
- results you achieved, and lessons you learned.
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 objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
Deep discipline knowledge
Critical thinking and problem solving
Teamwork and communication skills
Career and leadership readiness
Intercultural and ethical competency
Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Entrepreneur, Sole Trader, Manager / Business Management, CEO, Strategist, Innovation Manager
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Entry to postgraduate coursework programs as a minimum requires a Bachelors degree or equivalent qualification from an approved institution as a qualification for entry.
Some of the graduate certificates and graduate diplomas that are offered may be accepted as qualifying work for entry to a Masters program, or as professional qualifications in their own right.
IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 20 Listening 20 Speaking 23 Writing 27
- Course Code: 086318M
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 01 Year 06 Month
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
Application Fee: 100 AUD
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