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Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.1 year full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesNo further intake
Program Code40068

Study Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

The Master of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship will increase your value in any organisation driven to stand at the forefront of ever-changing technologies and the business-solutions landscape. As the workforce moves towards a more innovation-focused future, the ability to innovate enables individuals and organisations to gain an important advantage over your competitors.

This program is designed for leaders, managers and entrepreneurs striving to succeed in today’s world, where it is increasingly recognised that entrepreneurship and innovation are central to sustained competitive advantage in a constantly-changing business landscape. Whether it’s for your own advancement in the workplace, developing your next innovative venture, or to promote innovation within your team, this program is ideal for professionals yearning to succeed in today’s business world.

Why study with us?

  • Study in the heart of the CBD - study face-to-face in state-of-the art facilities at NeW Space - our City campus in Newcastle.
  • Fast track your degree - consisting of eight subjects, you can complete your Masters degree in just one year.
  • Flexible study options - you can choose to study this program full-time or part-time, as well as intensive face-to-face sessions or online, to suit your professional and personal needs.
  • Keep up with industry demand - this program has been created as a response to the industry demand for professionals to be able to implement and manage innovation and entrepreneurship in the development of successful organisations. The program helps students understand how increasing environmental change impacts organisations, and the importance of organisational adaptation through strategic innovation management and entrepreneurship.
  • AACSB Accreditation - the Newcastle Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than five percent of the world's business programs.

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What you will study

The Master of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship is innovative in itself. We promote a balanced approach to theoretical knowledge, models, and concepts, and encourage you to hone your skills and know-how to apply ideas to real-world scenarios.

Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship helps you develop your ability to showcase your unique value in the new age of business processes and turn your ideas into reality. You will study topics including:

  • global innovation management
  • entrepreneurship for startups
  • creativity and design thinking
  • marketing management and planning


Career opportunities

Innovation is an indispensable part of Australia’s economic advancement. Entrepreneurially-inclined professionals are the drivers of this innovation policy agenda. It has never been a better time to access start-up grants and innovation programs within government, corporations, not-for-profits and a diverse range of businesses.

Apply your strategic knowledge and thorough understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship acquired through the University of Newcastle’s Master of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship program and gain the leadership skills to support your creative genius, or that of your team. You will build the skills to identify risk and maximise the potential for returns on investment.

You will graduate with significantly enhanced skills and knowledge to assist you in the following career pathways:

  • Start-up Founder
  • Innovation Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business Development Officer
  • Consultant for government, organisations and communities

How to apply

Applying for Master of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

I am a prospective
student, looking to study at
Newcastle City

Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

Direct entry into the Master of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship will be available to applicants who have:

  • Bachelor (Honours) Degree (AQF 8) in a relevant field;* or
  • Bachelor’s Degree (AQF 7) in a relevant field* plus the equivalent of one year relevant work experience; or
  • A Graduate Certificate in innovation and entrepreneurship or a relevant field*.

*Examples of relevant fields include those listed below. Assessment of suitability will be carried out by the Program Convenor.

Accounting, Business, Design, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Health, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Management, Marketing, Science.

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

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Assocation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The Newcastle Business School is accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), earned by fewer than 5% of the world's business programs. AACSB is the premier, and longest-standing, international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.