Program Type
Accredited

Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation



COURSE OVERVIEW

Whether your goal is to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation, bringing a different mind-set to your firm and clients, or to start a new venture, the Masters of Entrepreneurship (MEI) is designed to help you become a leader of entrepreneurial action.

The MEI addresses skill requirements common to middle market organisations - companies, local government, other professional service firms, schools and not for profits.

Designed specifically to accelerate your ability to advise your clients as entrepreneurs; this postgraduate course is an opportunity not to be missed.

QUALIFICATIONS

The Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation is made up of three distinct qualifications. Students are able to complete a graduate certificate after their first four units of study; a graduate diploma after their first eight units of study; or a master’s degree upon the completion of all twelve units.

1. Graduate Certificate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This is a full awards-based program delivered by Swinburne University of Technology by experienced faculty members in conjunction with industry representatives.

The program is designed and developed by IIE in conjunction with Swinburne. Our model emphasises the advantage of a cohort of participants progressing together through the program. Participants undertake two core subjects and two electives (four subjects in all) chosen from across the spectrum of Master courses offered by the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship.

General management capabilities are the focus of this course, enhanced by a range of guest presenters, including entrepreneurs, business professionals and industry experts.

  • Focus: General Management
  • Units of study: Minimum 4 units
  • Duration: Minimum 6 months
  • Equivalent qualification: Graduate Certificate of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

2. Graduate Diploma of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This is the next step towards the Master qualification and students will undertake a further four subjects initiatives to complete this qualification.

The format and style is like the Graduate Certificate with the focus being Entrepreneurial Management.

  • Focus: Entrepreneurial Management
  • Units of study: Minimum 4 core units
  • Duration: Minimum 6 months
  • Equivalent qualification: Graduate Diploma of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

3. Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This is the last qualification in the Master suite of the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation offered by Swinburne University of Technology in collaboration with IIE.

The focus here is on Real World Applications with a further four initiatives inclusive of a major research project.

  • Focus: Real World Application
  • Units of study: Minimum 4 core units
  • Duration:  Minimum 6 months
  • Equivalent qualification: Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

 

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Benefits

BENEFITS

  • Relevant course content: We combine traditional skills with innovative thinking by taking a design-led approach to solving business problems and challenges. You'll learn the fundamental requirements and specialist skills needed to lead and manage the process of innovation in a rapidly changing world. Each unit of study is applied and directly linked to industry, contemporary Australian case studies and relevant research.
  • Significant industry engagement: Through strategic partnerships with industry, the course is designed to develop entrepreneurial leaders and innovative thinkers who are equipped to succeed. The focus on professional service firms will help to build a network of entrepreneurial experts who are like-minded, creative, critical thinkers, who provide value to one another for years to come.
  • Experienced teaching staff: Learn from pracademics– academics with significant professional industry experience. They bring up-to-date industry-relevant content to the classroom to enrich your ability as professionals.

 

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Approach

APPROACH

Study at Pitcher Partners’ offices at 664 Collins Street, Docklands, whilst having access to the Swinburne Innovation Precinct (Hawthorn), a centre for entrepreneurial activity and other incubators, integrating research, new business development and commercialisation. You’ll benefit from sharing an environment with other creative thinkers and commercial innovators.

 

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Delivery

DELIVERY

This course is delivered entirely in block-mode. Each unit of study is taught independently over a few short weeks, with classes running during afternoons and/or evenings. This approach provides busy professionals with great flexibility. Candidates can enrol in the entire course, individual Certificates or individual subjects.

OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY

The IIE in collaboration with the distinguished Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship at Swinburne University will offer our graduate programs in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship is acknowledged for having established the first Entrepreneurship degree in Australia and is recognised world-wide for its excellence.

 

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Admission

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In order to be considered for entry, applicants need the following:

• A recognised bachelor degree in a related discipline; OR

• A recognised bachelor degree in any discipline PLUS a minimum of two years’ equivalent full-time relevant work experience; OR

• A minimum of five years’ equivalent full-time relevant professional work experience; AND

• Employer approval

 

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Partners

PARTNER

Our partnership with Swinburne University

Swinburne

In collaboration with the distinguished Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) at Swinburne University, the IIE offers a number of graduate programs across entrepreneurship and innovation.

The AGSE is acknowledged for having established the first Entrepreneurship degree in Australia and is recognised world-wide for its excellence.

Working with their academics, the Institute is developing world-wide offerings to professional advisors and their clients.

 

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Program Apply

Enrol now by downloading the form below and emailing our IIE Program Manager, or contact us to meet with our IIE Program Manager to discuss your interest in the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation today.

IIE Program Manager
Victoria Heathcote
info@iie.pitcher.com.au

 

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