La Trobe University

Master of Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

Overview

Semester starts
March, July, November
Duration
2 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
34 000

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.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirement

The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Master's level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience. (Optional) The Bachelor degree (or equivalent) must be deemed cognate to gain entry to a 1.5 year Master degree, otherwise, the applicant will be considered for a 2 year Master degree program.

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements 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.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.

Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)

for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.

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) (077450D) 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

Annual tuition fee (A$)

34 000

Scholarships

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.

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 or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Additional information

If you can demonstrate 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, you'll be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making you an offer of Advanced Standing, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including your English language proficiency, 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:

CRICOS code: 077450D