Master of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

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Is It For You?

In 2015 PwC conducted a survey of more than 1700 company executives and found that 81% of them believed that their company did not understand innovation.

The same report identified that:
Business leaders need to realise that innovation pioneers (otherwise known as Entrepreneurs) already exist within their own industry and across all parts of the world and that if they are not among those pioneers, they need to be ready to step up to that competitive challenge, to avoid being marginalised.

This argument was presented by one of the world’s leading business organisations only a year ago. So, this couldn’t be a better time for leaders and entrepreneurs alike to respond to this issue.

The entrepreneur: You and that bursting brain of yours: whirring with inspiration and intelligence.  It doesn’t take much for you to think up some amazing, game-changing innovation. By definition you are naturally attuned to the ideas that will change the world. You’ve got that part licked. Often, the barriers to turning ideas into a reality are harnessing the skills to communicate your ideas to the relevant audiences and investors, engaging productive enterprise to manufacture or market your vision, and developing the ability to bring others, such as workforce teams, along on your masterful journey. A Master of Innovative Management and Entrepreneurship will provide you with theoretical insight and education to support the creation of your masterpiece. 

The organisational leader: Your management skills have driven your organisation to admirable heights, yet you believe that you may also be missing a critical component to insuring the future responsiveness and advancement of the company. You’re looking to develop skills that will leverage the talent of your team and promote a collaborative working environment where the exchange of ideas is supported. Your management style in these settings seeks to extract brilliance and commodify the entrepreneurial skills within your workforce, to advance your team members’ individual career potential and their collective achievement, while strengthening productivity for the next phase of organizational development.

Welcome to the University of Newcastle Master of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship.  

Domestic Student Program and Fee Summary
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Note: This Program and Fee Summary is intended to provide an overview of the Program Requirements. It is the prospective student’s responsibility to investigate the Program and Enrolment Terms and Conditions carefully prior to applying.

Program Intake
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 3
Tuition Fees
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Note: Fees are indicative and may be subject to annual increase. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

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Program Code

40068

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International Student Program and Fee Summary
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Note: This Program and Fee Summary is intended to provide an overview of the Program Requirements. It is the prospective student’s responsibility to investigate the Program and Enrolment Terms and Conditions carefully prior to applying.

Program Intake
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Note: Trimester 1 & 3 are the only intakes for 2017. Current students will not be affected.

  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 3
Tuition Fees
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Note: Fees are indicative and may be subject to annual increase. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

Please click here to view the indicative one year program fees.

Number of Courses
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Note: 1 course is equal to 10 units of study.

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CRICOS

092846C

Program Code

40068

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Monday, 22nd January 2018

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Course Overview

Innovation is an indispensable part of Australia’s economic advancement. It is a key government priority for 2016 and no doubt future years. Entrepreneurially-inclined professionals are the drivers of this innovation policy agenda.

On a micro level, the ability to innovate enables individuals and organisations to gain an important advantage over your competitors. The MIME program focuses students with existing to apply superior skills for developing their unique value in the new age of business processes that can turn ideas into operational entities.

The Master of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship program is innovative in itself. We promote a balanced approach to theoretical knowledge, models, and concepts, and encourage you to hone your skills and know-how to apply ideas to real-world scenarios. The opportunity to undertake a project-based course, in which you will gain invaluable industry experience, is an important motivational element of the program.

Support a workforce as it moves towards a more innovation-focused future. The program is ideal for professionals yearning to succeed in today’s rapidly changing business world. You may be developing your next innovative venture. Whether it’s for your own advancement in the workplace, or to promote innovation within your team, this program will increase your value in any organisation that is driven to stand at the forefront of ever-changing technologies and the business-solutions landscape.

Where Will You Study?

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Innovation Management and Entreprenuership program is design to be studied in the hustle and bustle of the CBD.

Newcastle City Precinct

If you’re the kind who relishes an elite education from business leaders in world-class facilities, then the purpose-built NewSpace opening in 2017 the Newcastle CBD is the place for you. Team a first-class learning environment with a relaxed coastal lifestyle, inner-city living and access to exceptional natural surrounds to take the edge off the demands of study.

UON Sydney

You want to live, study and work in a city that drives Australia’s business, industry and economic sectors. If you want it all, at your own pace, take advantage of our brand new UON Sydney facility, where you can combine face-to-face learning in a city-based location, with online coursework that will support city-living.

Where Will It Take You?

The demand for professionals with the instinctive capacity to deliver value for modern organisations is ever-increasing. The appetite for pioneering ventures has never been stronger and your capacity to provide creative, innovative opportunities for business is of growing value. It has never been a better time to access to start-up grants and innovation programs within government, corporations, not-for-profits and a diverse range of businesses.  Apply your strategic knowledge and thorough understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship acquired through the University of Newcastle’s Master of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship program and gain the leadership skills to support your creative genius, or that of your team. You will build the skills to identify risk and maximise the potential for returns on investment.

Learn to support and encourage innovation and you will be more likely to attract entrepreneurially-driven employees with the capacity to deliver real change in your organisation. Graduating with a Master of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Newcastle will greatly increase your value in business.

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Courses and Details

Program Code 40068
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Newcastle (City Precinct)
  • Sydney Elizabeth Street
CRICOS Code 092846C
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Face to Face
Program Plans

Description

The Master of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (MIME) fills an important gap in the market, especially in the Hunter and Central Coast. Such gaps also persist amongst many of our stakeholder communities outside of Australia in the Asia Pacific region. This postgraduate program will provide students with critical entrepreneurial and innovation skill sets to help sustain and rejuvenate existing firms as well as contribute to the development of start-ups.

The Master of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship extends skills gained in a graduate certificate or through work experience to an advanced level. The program includes courses on global innovation management; entrepreneurship for startups; and important contemporary elements around creativity and design thinking. The Project in Enterprise Development is particularly important and is structured around new products and new processes and ensures students can apply the theory into real world application.

This program is subject to final University approval.

Admission Requirements

Direct entry into the Master of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship will be available to applicants who have:

  • Bachelor (Honours) Degree (AQF 8) in a relevant field;* or
  • Bachelor’s Degree (AQF 7) in a relevant field* plus the equivalent of one year relevant work experience; or
  • A Graduate Certificate in innovation and entrepreneurship or a relevant field*.

*Examples of relevant fields include those listed below. Assessment of suitability will be carried out by the Program Convenor.

Accounting, Business, Design, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Health, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Management, Marketing, Science.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Requirements and Structure

The Master of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship requires students to complete 80 units of courses which includes:

  • 50 units of core courses;
  • 10 units of directed core courses;
  • 20 units of directed courses. 

Course Information

Core Courses

Complete all core courses.

Code Name Availability Units
GSBS6200 Accounting and Financial Management Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
GSBS6509 Entrepreneurship for Startups Not currently offered 10 units
GSBS6510 Global Innovation Management Not currently offered 10 units
GSBS6512 Project in Enterprise Development Not currently offered 20 units

Directed Core Courses: Complete one of the following courses. Students who have completed GSBS6511 in the Graduate Certificate must choose GSBS6005 Marketing Management and Planning..

Code Name Availability Units
GSBS6005 Marketing Management and Planning Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6511 Creativity and Design Thinking for Enterprise Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Courses

Complete 20 units from the directed course list..

Code Name Availability Units
BIOL6001 Science Policy and Commercialisation Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
DESN6350 Design for Digital Media Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6500 Business and the Natural Environment Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
ENVS6535 Implementing Environmental Resilience and Addressing Complexity Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
GSBS6004 Organisational Behaviour and Design Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6013 Customer Decision Making and Behaviour Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
GSBS6014 Digital Marketing Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6300 Integrated Marketing Communications Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
GSBS6301 Brand Development and Marketing Trimester 1 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
10 units
GSBS6410 Economics of Competitive Advantage Trimester 1 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (Singapore) (Singapore)
10 units
GSBS6505 Marketing Research in Practice Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (City Precinct)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFO6050 Process Analysis and Problem Solving Trimester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6060 The Digital Economy Trimester 3 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
INFT6304 Project Planning and Management Trimester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
MTEC6705 Music and Digital Media Trimester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively, both (a) orally and (b) in writing, complex innovation management and entrepreneurship information to a variety of audiences
  • Work effectively (a) independently or (b) in collaboration, to apply specialised knowledge and expert judgment to innovation management and entrepreneurship tasks
  • Engage in critical thinking and analytical problem solving to justify sound innovation management and entrepreneurship solutions
  • Demonstrate specialised knowledge of theories, models and concepts relevant to innovation management and entrepreneurship and be proficient in their application
  • Display professional proficiency in the utilization of information and technology in innovation management and entrepreneurship contexts
  • Apply decision making skills that incorporate understanding of ethical, cultural and global issues
  • Apply theories, principles and methodologies to research in innovation management and entrepreneurship.

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University’s credit website and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

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