Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation 

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Top reasons to study a Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at UQ

 

Develop practical, in-demand skills

Develop practical, in-demand skills

Gain hands-on experience applying the latest innovative thinking, learn to test new ideas, hone your creative problem-solving skills, and drive business growth in any organisation or industry.

Globally recognised + connected expertise

Globally recognised + connected expertise

Ranked #1 in Queensland for business and management, The University of Queensland is also one of the top 50* world universities. *(2021 QS World University Rankings).

World-changing content, inspiring teachers

World-changing content, inspiring teachers

Be inspired by leading innovation experts who will challenge you to address emerging global challenges.

A safe pace to test ideas, get support and grow your network

A safe place to test ideas, get support and grow your network

Access a global network of passionate mentors, innovation hubs and accelerator programs including via UQ Ventures.

Career outcomes

As a graduate of The Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation you can expect careers in companies, agencies and organisations across the private and public sectors, both in Australia and abroad 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.

As a UQ student, you have access to a range of services to prepare for a successful career:

  • BEL Careers and Employability – assists students with accessing career opportunities and managing their careers. SET programs give students an edge by helping build industry experience and develop lifelong employability skills. Contact their team of employability specialists to set and achieve your career goals.
  • Networking events – these events help students establish connections with industry professionals.
  • UQ Careers Fair - an annual university wide event for students to meet with over 130 potential employers to source information on career opportunities.
  • Global Experiences Expo - discover how UQ provides students with opportunities to study overseas, or get support to work, learn or volunteer on a short trip.

Program specialisations

The Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation will take you 1.5 years to complete (or part time equivalent). The program will support you to develop skills to encourage original thinking. There are five fields of study that you can choose to specialise in, or you can choose to create a bespoke program: 

Customise your program 

You can create a bespoke program, choosing specific courses from the different specialisations to create a bespoke program that suits your specific personal and professional goals and interests. 

Biotechnology

Courses in this emerging technological field explore important characteristics of new technologies, the management of innovation and commercialisation, and the establishment of new ventures in biotechnology industries.

Design and Information Technology

This field caters for students seeking knowledge and practical experience in understanding how humans interact with electronic devices and other new technologies.

Food Entrepreneurship

These courses leverage UQ’s global leadership positions in food and agriculture and lean startup methodology to create skilled food entrepreneurs and innovators.

Social and Community Entrepreneurship

This field is for students seeking to lead social change in a 21st-century context with skills focused on social entrepreneurship and community development.

Sustainable Energy

This area of study is suited to students seeking knowledge and application of innovative solutions to the challenges facing organisations and society in relation to energy.

Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation info session recording

View the recent info session with UQ Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation program leader, Dr Frederik Von Briel, as he answers all your questions about the program. 

 

What you'll learn 

Learn to test new ideas, hone your creative problem-solving skills, and drive business growth in any organisation or industry. Here is a snapshot of the courses you could undertake in this program: 

Click here to see the full list of courses

Depending on your previous qualifications and current goals, you could also consider the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. It provides access to all the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation courses but requires less time commitment. You can switch to the Master’s program at any time.

 

Looking for more inspiration

Discover stories and teaser topics from Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation lecturers and students.

  • It’s a common question for people considering postgraduate business study: Should I get a master’s degree in the same field as my undergraduate program? Or should I choose a master’s program in a completely new area? The answer likely depends on your career goals, but let’s dive into this question further.
  • Change creates demand for new products and services as well as opportunities to use resources in new ways. Understanding how different changes will affect your business and what to do about it is crucial to not only surviving but benefiting from that change.
  • Learn how big businesses such as Canstar and new ventures innovate, fast, by using design sprints. Whether you want to validate new ideas, improve processes or increase profitability, design sprints will help you solve complex challenges rapidly without significant investment.

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What do our students say?

"The Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a great mix between theory and practices. In a world like the one where we live, theory isn´t enough, so having the chance to apply what I was learning while studying in different ways (personal projects, work and class assignments) was unique." - Andres Abogabir