La Trobe University

Master of Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

Overview

Start dates
March, July, November 2018
Duration
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Fees and costs
$28,000 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

Innovation and entrepreneurship are the key to gaining and maintaining a competitive advantage in the business world. They also provide a significant opportunity to support prosperity and address the world's economic and social challenges.

This degree is designed to give you the unique set of skills required to create smart business opportunities and to drive innovation across a broad range of business settings. You’ll also get the chance to explore business innovation within an international context. You’ll learn from academic staff who bring a wealth of research and hands-on professional experience in areas including technology innovation, sport entrepreneurship and international entrepreneurship.

Throughout your studies you’ll learn how to look at businesses and organisations from a variety of perspectives, covering areas such as managerial psychology and decision sciences, strategic management, entrepreneurship, innovation management, and leadership.

You’ll examine organisational structures, processes, strategies, and other factors that influence growth and profit in the competitive international business landscape. You might also choose to complete an independent research thesis project.

You’ll have what it takes to develop innovative business plans, manage entrepreneurial activities, and create sustainable business ventures. A broad range of career opportunities exist across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, and in private enterprises of all sizes. Our graduates are now employed by companies such as Unilever, Telstra, Sheraton and Ford.

Graduates of the Master of Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) may apply for membership with the International Society for Professional Innovation Management. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

We offer a flexible timetable that allows you to balance your study with other commitments. All core subjects are available as evening classes.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Prem Gaire

Prem Gaire

Current student, Master of Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

“My course is about creating business opportunities.”

story

Prem Gaire believes that people can best serve society through innovative business. It was this belief – along with the practical industry relevance of the course – that attracted him to the Master of Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation).

An international student from Nepal, Prem is flourishing at La Trobe, achieving A grades in all four subjects in his first semester. He is loving the challenges that each new assignment presents.

‘My course is about creating business opportunities either within an established business or by creating a new business altogether. My current qualification and experience will help me shape my future.’

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

When you graduate you’ll have what it takes to develop innovative business plans, manage entrepreneurial activities, and create sustainable business ventures. A broad range of career opportunities exist across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, and in private enterprises. Our graduates work at companies such as Unilever, Telstra, Sheraton and Ford. You’ll be equipped with the tools and skills necessary to develop ideas, to lead and to manage entrepreneurial activities and to create sustainable new business ventures. Through case seminars, team exercises and assignments you’ll get a solid grounding in decision-making, optimising collaboration, developing innovation strategies, and tackling obstacles in the ever-changing landscape of innovation.

Professional recognition

Graduates of the Master of Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) may apply for membership with the International Society for Professional Innovation Management. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$28,000 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018 or Summer Semester, 2018/19.


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Additional information

Applicants with demonstrated prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, will be eligible to apply for advanced standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making an offer of advanced standing to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including academic record and employment experience.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: