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.
Get a taste of what it's like to study entrepreneurship and the fundamentals of building a startup now with the Wade Institute's free three-day intensive Startup Sprint program.
You’ll take away:
A step-by-step process to refine your business idea
A toolkit and startup hacks to increase your success
Actionable steps to attracting your first customers
Dr Joeri Mol is Program Director for the Master of Entrepreneurship. His research interests include Strategic Management and Social Network Analysis. He has previously received an Outstanding Lecturer Award from the Faculty.
Professor Colin McLeod is the Executive Director of the Melbourne Entrepreneurial Centre (MEC). MEC promotes the formal entrepreneurship education offerings of the University including our flagship Master of Entrepreneurship program.
Professor McLeod 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."
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
Hear from the Cohort
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
Master of Entrepreneurship
"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? By studying the Masters of Entrepreneurship we’re learning the lessons that people wish they had known before they started. 9 out of 10 start-ups fail so I think that if you can prevent yourself from being in that percentage, you’d be silly not to try."
Completed - 2016
Neville & Di Bertalli Scholarship Recipient
"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."
Completed - 2016
Corrs Chambers Westgarth Scholarship Recipient
"During the Masters, I had conversations with experienced entrepreneurs and rediscovered my drive to give it another go [after my first business failed]. This time I had the right mix of skill sets, strong networks and knowledge that I’ve built here at Wade."
Completed - 2016
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 wadeinstitute.org.au/events
Entrepreneurs and Industry Professionals are always invited to present special seminars. In 2017, the speakers include: