University of Technology Sydney

C04304v4 Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship

Award(s): Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship (MBAEntr)
CRICOS code: 087948F
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 72
Course EFTSL: 1.5
Location: City campus

Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Pathway course
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information


The Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship is a unique 12-month intensive MBA designed for entrepreneurs and innovators. The program provides students with the skills, knowledge and networks needed to take an idea, develop it into a product or service offering, create a commercial or social venture and take the venture to market. Students learn fundamental business skills in accounting, finance, marketing, sales and data analytics, and develop knowledge in important areas of entrepreneurship and innovation management including learning how to identify and commercialise opportunities, apply start-up methods to develop products and services, seek support and funding for ventures, and scale entrepreneurial organisations. Students are embedded in the local entrepreneurial ecosystem (incubators, accelerators, venture capitalists) and exposed to global best practices while they develop networks useful for their own ventures.

Students with commercial or social venture ideas who want to develop their business and entrepreneurial skills and knowledge benefit from studying this program. The flexible modular structure of the program allows students to study the program in stages while developing and working on their entrepreneurial or innovation project. Students also have access to a project space, a mentor program and non-award-based master classes and events with entrepreneurs and other relevant industry practitioners who provide reality and rigour to supplement their classroom study.

Course aims

The course is designed to provide students with entrepreneurial skills and knowledge in a flexible and modular structure which is academically rigorous but also practical to enable the development of future entrepreneurs and innovators.

Career options

The course suits students from business and non-business backgrounds who are interested in entrepreneurship and developing their own business, corporate innovation managers and executives wanting to upgrade their skills and knowledge, and current entrepreneurs who seek specific skills and knowledge in entrepreneurship.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Research and synthesise data in order to identify and assess business opportunities
1.2 Use relevant data and analytical tools to evaluate businesses
2.1 Demonstrate proficient application of creative thinking and strategic planning
2.2 Create business ideas using multifacted analytical and creative skills
3.1 Develop, present and discuss a valid business case in a specific context
3.2 Demonstrate interpersonal skills
4.1 Judge different dimensions of ethical and sustainable decision-making to predict outcomes
4.2 Apply negotiating skills for optimal results
5.1 Employ relevant and leading practices of innovation and entrepreneurship
5.2 Appraise attributes and behaviours for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Minimum Academic Requirement: At least grade point average (GPA) of 5.25 out of 7 with less than 10 per cent fail grades.

All applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirement may still be considered on the basis of:
• a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) overall minimum score of 550, or
• a minimum of at least four years full time, or equivalent, relevant work experience.

The relevant work experience must be demonstrated through a C.V. and a Statement of Service, confirming the dates of employment and the position held within the organisation.

Interview Requirement: Attend an interview with the director of the MBAE.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
GMAT is a standardised, computer-based assessment used by the world's leading business schools. The test score helps business schools compare applications from around the world in an objective way. Applicants applying with a GMAT should achieve an overall minimum score of 550, with verbal 25, quantitative 35 and AWA 4.0.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Pathway course

Students who do not meet the requirements to gain entry into the Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship may be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Commercialisation (C11251), Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship (C11252), or Graduate Certificate in Venture Acceleration (C11253). Satisfactory completion of the UTS Graduate Certificate, allows students to articulate into the Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship.

Recognition of prior learning

Course-specific recognition of prior learning information is available from the UTS Business School.

Course duration and attendance

The course is normally completed in one year of full-time study. However, the flexible modular structure of the program allows students to enter into any of the three graduate certificates at the time of their choosing.

Course structure

The program comprises 72 credit points.

Course completion requirements

25932 Start-up Finance and Accounting 6cp
24983 Start-up Data, Marketing and Sales 6cp
21940 Opportunity Commercialisation 12cp
21941 Leadership, Teams and Scalability 6cp
21942 Start-up Structures, IP and Negotiation 6cp
21943 Venture Planning and Pitching 12cp
21944 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Practice 12cp
21925 Founder at Heart 6cp
21934 Venture Growth and Internationalisation 6cp
Total 72cp

Course program

A typical full-time program is shown below for students commencing in Autumn session.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
25932 Start-up Finance and Accounting   6cp
24983 Start-up Data, Marketing and Sales   6cp
21940 Opportunity Commercialisation   12cp
Spring session
21941 Leadership, Teams and Scalability   6cp
21942 Start-up Structures, IP and Negotiation   6cp
21944 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Practice   12cp
Summer session
21943 Venture Planning and Pitching   12cp
21925 Founder at Heart   6cp
21934 Venture Growth and Internationalisation   6cp

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Commercialisation (C11251), the Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship (C11252), the Graduate Certificate in Venture Acceleration (C11253), and the Master of Business Administration Entrepreneurship.

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
Business (Postgraduate)