Innovation and entrepreneurial activity provides a significant opportunity to directly address the world's economic and social challenges and to support prosperity. The program's main objective is to equip you with the tools and skills necessary to develop ideas, to lead and to manage entrepreneurial activities and to create new business ventures, and to develop and sustain innovation practice across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, and in small, medium and large-scale enterprises. The degree offers opportunities for an independent research thesis project. The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Masters level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience. Applicants with demonstrated prior learning in the form of an Australian Bachelor's degree in a business-related field or an approved equivalent qualification will be eligible to apply for advanced standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. Applicants without an undergraduate degree but with a demonstrated minimum of at least five years relevant and cognate business experience will be eligible to apply for advanced standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making an offer of advanced standing to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and/or employment experience.