Master of Entrepreneurship

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

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The program is delivered in the incredible settings of the Wade Institute building. Located in the beautiful gardens at Ormond College, it is a cutting-edge learning space that will be your base for an extraordinary year of discovery.  

Start-ups start here

Master of Entrepreneurship students bring existing ideas to the program, or develop new ones here. The world-class teaching, support and facilities provided specifically for our students allows them to bring their entrepreneurial ideas to life during the course of their degree.
Read about m-Time, a start-up venture by Master of Entrepreneurship students, Yan Ting Choong and Sarah Agboola or MimicTec, by Master of Entrepreneurship students Eleanor Toulmin and Sarah Last, set to revolutionalise agribusiness using robotics to improve the production of poultry without compromising on the welfare of chickens. 

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Visit the degree's innovative and inspiring home, the Wade Institute, and discuss your start-up goals with General Manager Georgia McDonald. Chat about studying the Master of Entrepreneurship (scholarships, living arrangements, application process, etc.) and your entrepreneurial ambitions.

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The Wade Institute hosts a number of exciting events and forums to give you a taste of what you can expect from WADE. For a list of upcoming events, visit


The Wade Institute hosts a number of exciting events and forums to give you a taste of what you can expect from WADE. For a list of upcoming events, visit

Entrepreneurs and Industry Professionals are always invited to present special seminars. In 2017, the speakers include:

To see the full list, visit the Speakers webpage

Learn from the best

The Wade Institute hosts a number of exciting events and forums to give you a taste of what you can expect from WADE. For a list of upcoming events, visit

Professor Colin McLeod is the program director for the Master of Entrepreneurship. He has a long-term interest in innovation and entrepreneurship, both as an academic and as a founder, investor and board member of several successful start-ups including his current involvement with 5 early-stage companies.

A degree in entrepreneurship needs three things: Relevant content, highly qualified teaching staff with experience as entrepreneurs, and the support of an external network of leading mentors, investors, incubators and entrepreneurs. We are genuinely excited to offer all three to our students – they just need to add their entrepreneurial passion. Professor Colin McLeod

World-renowned visiting professors

Students have access to special classes taught by visiting professors from universities such as Stanford University and Cambridge University - internationally recognised powerhouses in the world of entrepreneurship. Recent visits have included the following experts:

George Foster is the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Management at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Professor Foster has been at Stanford for over 30 years and is regarded globally as an expert on the growth of early stage companies, valuations and venture capital. He also works extensively with the World Economic Forum and is a member and former Chair of their Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship.

Paul Tracey is Professor of Innovation and Academic Director of the Centre for Social Innovation at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. Professor Tracey is a leading expert on social entrepreneurship as well as the role of clusters and networks in effective entrepreneurship.

Wade Inc

Wade Inc. is a bridge for Master of Entrepreneurship alumni to continue building the startups they created at the Wade Institute. It is an opportunity for early stage founders to work, collaborate, prevent common mistakes (including getting side tracked) and to connect to people and resources until they can reach the next stage.

  • Dedicated workspace and coaching to get startups to the next stage.
  • Accelerates the maturation and success of early stage startups.
  • Only for Master of Entrepreneurship Alumni

Hear from the cohort

I thought about my experience and decided that if I can work hard for others and earn them money, why can’t I do the same and work hard for myself?Andrew Rowse - 2017 cohort
I had a couple of attempts at trying something before, but I consistently came across roadblocks, and it eventually made me realise I needed more training in building an idea.Sarah Last - 2016 cohort, Neville & Di Bertalli Scholarship Recipient.


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