Master of Entrepreneurship

1 year full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 089646D

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  • Am I eligible to apply for the Master of Entrepreneurship?

    To be considered for entry, applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

    We do not provide 'pre-assessments', and are unable to give you any indication as to the likelihood of your acceptance into the program until you submit an official application and have your application officially assessed by the selection committee.

  • When should I apply?

    Application deadline for local and international students - Semester 1 (program commences early February).

    This program has only one intake per year.

    Selection round dates for entry in Semester 1, 2018:

    Round Application Closing Date Interview Dates*
    1 30 April 2017 17 May 2017
    2 30 June 2017 19 July 2017
    3 30 September 2017 11 October 2017
    4 27 November 2017**

    6 & 8 December 2017

    **This round is open to domestic and New Zealand applicants only

    5 Monday 8 January 2018 Thursday 18 January 2018

    We encourage you to apply as early as possible so you can be considered for scholarships and arrange visas if required.

    The selection committee will comprise of senior academic staff from the Faculty of Business and Economics and Ormond College.

    *Shortlisted students are expected to be available to attend an interview on the above dates. Interviews will be held at The University of Melbourne, Parkville campus. The preference is for students to attend a face-to-face interview, however, Skype and telephone interviews are possible for applicants
    who cannot attend an interview in-person. Interviews will be approximately 30 minutes in duration.

  • Can I apply if I'm in my final semester of my undergraduate course?

    Yes, you can apply if you are currently completing your final semester and based on your academic results to date, you may be given a conditional offer. A conditional offer means we are reserving a place for you in the program, pending evidence of a particular result or achievement (e.g. a final academic transcript and statement of completion).

  • Do I have to apply separately for entry to Ormond College?

    No, the admissions process covers entry to both the program and the College.

  • Who can certify my supporting documents?

    When obtaining a certified photocopy, please ensure the following:

    • The signature of the person certifying is original
    • The person certifying the document must state their title
    • There is a statement to say that it is a true copy of the original document
    • The certification is dated
    • If it is a multi-page document, either each page must be certified or the certification must state the number of pages and each page must be signed by the authority

    Common titles of signatories that we accept are:

    • University of Melbourne approved Overseas Representative
    • Justice of the Peace
    • Member of the Police Force
    • Legally qualified medical practitioner
    • Pharmacist
    • Manager of a Bank, Building Society or Credit Union
    • Marriage Celebrant (civil or religious)
    • Barrister, solicitor or a clerk to a barrister or solicitor

  • What is the delivery mode?

    This program is offered in part-time or full-time mode for local students and full-time basis only for international students. Classes will be taught on-campus at the Wade Institute which is located at Ormond College in Parkville. Selected subjects are offered in intensive mode and over the summer and winter semesters. Subjects will be taught through workshops, seminars, small group working sessions, practicals and field work and some lectures. The Wade Institute buildings have been purpose built to facilitate these types of high interactive and personal modes of teaching and learning.

  • How many contact hours will I be required to attend each week?

    You will be required to attend between 20 – 25 contact hours per week, including two week-long intensives which will be a unique blend of workshops, seminars and studio style. These subjects will be intensive and immersive!

    The two intensive subjects are:

    • Foundations of Entrepreneurship Practice
    • Creating Your Own Enterprise

    All other subjects will be taught between 10am - 1pm Monday – Friday with regular guest lecturers, workshops and skills-based seminars from entrepreneurs and leading industry figures between 9am and 10am and 1pm - 2:30pm.

    Outside those hours you will be very welcome to work at the Wade Institute where everyone will have plenty of room to work.

  • Who will be teaching the program?

    You will be taught by leading faculty from across the University including faculty from Business and Economics, the School of Engineering and Ormond College. In addition to the university faculty there is a substantial program of guest lecturers and speakers so that you can learn from entrepreneurs and leading industry figures.

  • Who owns intellectual property (IP) created by students while they are studying the Master of Entrepreneurship?

    Intellectual property created by students of the University, will be owned in accordance with Statute 14.1 of The University of Melbourne Statutes.

  • What are the English language requirements?

    Applicants are required to satisfy the University's English language requirements for graduate courses.  If you have completed a previous degree which was taught and assessed entirely in English, you do not have to undertake a test.

    Minimum scores and tests accepted

    For English language tests, we require documentary evidence of having obtained the minimum scores within the previous 24 months.

    IELTS: 7.0 (minimum score of 7.0 overall with no band less than 6)

    TOEFL IBT: Minimum score of 94 and a minimum written score of 27

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  • Can I apply without IELTs?

    Yes, you may submit your initial application without copies of your supporting documentation (for example: IELTS/TOEFL results), however, your application will be placed on hold and will not be considered until all of the required documentation has been provided.

    Only international students are required to submit IELTS or TOEFL results.

  • What information should I cover in the video pitch?

    Your video pitch should be up to five minutes in duration. It should pitch to us why you want to be part of The University of Melbourne Master of Entrepreneurship. Please note, that the selection panel are more interested in substance than style. Read these top tips by the Wade Institute to create your video pitch.


  • What scholarships are available to students enrolled in the Master of Entrepreneurship?

    Faculty of Business and Economics Scholarships

    A number of FBE scholarships are available to outstanding local and international students admitted to the Master of Entrepreneurship. All admitted students will automatically be considered for these scholarships, so a separate application is not necessary.

    Wade Institute Scholarships

    The Institute has a dedicated scholarship program to help make sure financial need isn't a barrier to high potential entrepreneurs joining the program. These scholarships include the Ormond Entrepreneur's Scholarship and the Naomi Milgrom Scholarship for Women Entrepreneurs. You will need to apply separately for these scholarships. Please express your interest in applying for these scholarships by ticking the relevant box on the application form.

    Additional financial assistance is also available to any Wade Institute students who are in residence at Ormond College.

  • Is income support available for students enrolled in the Master of Entrepreneurship?

    Unfortunately, income support / Austudy is currently not available to students enrolled in the Master of Entrepreneurship. However, income support may be available in future.

  • When will I be notified if I have been offered a scholarship or financial assistance?

    The Wade Institute will notify you at the time you are given an offer for the program, whether you have been successful in securing a scholarship or financial assistance.

    Successful recipients of Faculty of Business and Economics merit scholarships are informed in January – March. Faculty-based scholarships are only granted based on academic merit.


  • What is FEE-HELP?

    FEE-HELP is a loan scheme from the Australian Government that assists eligible fee-paying students (both full-time and part-time) to pay their tuition fees. FEE-HELP can cover all or part of a student's tuition fees. The Australian Government pays the amount of the loan directly to the University. Students then repay their loans through the Australian taxation system when their income is above the minimum repayment threshold.

    If you are an Australian citizen or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa, you are eligible for FEE-HELP assistance.

    For further information about FEE-HELP, please refer to the University's FEE-HELP webpage and the Australian Government Study Assist website.


  • Can I be a resident at Ormond College if I am admitted into the Master of Entrepreneurship?

    Yes, students admitted to the Master of Entrepreneurship can be a resident at Ormond College. Ormond College has a sizable residential community of students undertaking postgraduate degrees in all fields and dedicate on campus housing options including self-contained apartments, rooms in historic 19th Century houses and on-suite rooms in recently built graduate buildings. If you are interested in being a resident at Ormond College, you will need to indicate this by ticking the relevant box in the application form. Ormond College will then contact you to advise you of the next steps.

  • If I'm a resident at Ormond College can I pay my residential living costs via FEE-HELP?

    It is not possible to pay residential living costs via FEE-HELP. However, living in the College especially if you are receiving financial support from the College can be the most cost effective way to live close to the University.

  • What other housing options are available to me?

    For further information about housing options that are available to you, please refer to the Student Housing website:

Orientation and enrolment

  • When will the orientation program be held and what will it involve?

    The orientation program will be held in the first week of February before classes commence.  The program will provide an overview of the course and an opportunity to meet the faculty, fellow students and to be introduced to the facilities of the Wade Institute and Ormond College. The program is a blend of both formal and informal activities including a welcome dinner.

  • When do I enrol?

    Students will be able to enrol online once they have accepted their offer and been admitted into the program. An enrolment session will be held during orientation to assist students with completing their online enrolment.

    Enrolment advice and instructions will be emailed to you prior to orientation. You will be able to get your student card after you have completed your online enrolment.

  • Can I apply for advanced standing for prior studies?

    Yes, you can apply for Advanced Standing if you believe you have previously completed equivalent studies, however, the subjects in the Master of Entrepreneurship are unique, so it's unlikely that you would have previously completed subjects with sufficient overlap. Advanced Standing cannot be granted for work experience.

    If you would like to apply for Advanced Standing, please email: You will need to provide an official and detailed subject outline/s from the year you completed the previous subject/s.

  • Can I take subjects from the Master of Entrepreneuership if I'm not enrolled in the program?

    No, unfortunately only students who are enrolled in the Master of Entrepreneurship are able to take subjects from this program.


  • When will I be eligible to graduate from the Master of Entrepreneurship?

    Students who successfully meet all of the degree requirements will be eligible to attend a graduation ceremony in December of the same year, or March of the following year.

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