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Swinburne University of Technology

  • 23% international / 77% domestic

Master of Business Administration / Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Masters (Coursework)

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
MM-ADMEI, 077652E
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$28,800 per year

About this course

The Swinburne Master of Business Administration (MBA) offers not only the opportunity to acquire contemporary management knowledge and skills but, more importantly, it provides students with the ability to apply that knowledge in innovative, creative and entrepreneurial ways. We develop skilled managers and competent leaders who are entrepreneurially oriented, globally focused and socially conscious in a diverse and complex world. Specifically our MBA prepares students to engage and deal with uncertainty, change and opportunity in the environments in which their organisations operate.

Broadly, our MBA program is designed to:
  • Develop skilled and competent managers and leaders who are entrepreneurially oriented, globally aware and socially conscious in a world of uncertainty, change and complexity
  • Meet the demands of business and industry to achieve and sustain international competitive advantage
  • Enable students to have more rewarding and satisfying career outcomes

Our MBA is focused on developing students' capabilities to operate in organisationally critical domains of practice that we have identified as fundamental to their own and their organisations' success in today's turbulent environment. These domains of practice are not the same as subjects or streams. They can play out across many subjects and are:

  • Strategy
  • Leadership
  • Global focus
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Life-long learning
  • Ethical and social responsibility - both individual and organisational
The Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MEI) focuses on the specific needs of entrepreneurs and innovators who want to successfully commercialise their innovation. It is tailored for those who want to bring visionary attitudes and possibilities to existing business ventures or non-business enterprises. It encourages students to work on real-life projects of direct relevance and interest.

Learning goals and objectives are based around assessing new ventures and opportunities, planning and managing rapid growth, integrating interdisciplinary approaches and applying innovating solutions. This course is delivered in small, highly-interactive classes by highly experienced 'pracademics' - academics who are also practitioners in the field. Students develop skills in entrepreneurship and innovation, and the practice of innovation leadership.

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Career pathways

The Swinburne graduate attributes signify that Swinburne intends that its teaching programs assist all its graduates to be:

  • Capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas and an ability to engage in critical enquiry
  • Entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community
  • Effective and ethical in work, community situations and reasoning skills
  • Adaptable and able to manage change, and
  • Aware of local and international environments in which they will be contributing (e.g. socio-cultural, economic, natural)

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Master of Business Administration/Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, students must complete 16 units (200 credit points) comprising:

  • 8 Core Master of Business Administration units of study (12.5 credit points each)
  • 8 Core Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation units of study (12.5 credit points each)

Credit for prior study or work

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit.