The MBAe curriculum is designed as nine integrated subjects that build your capabilities and confidence as you progress through the program. There are no electives and we recommend starting either in Autumn session (March) or Spring session (August) if you want to study the MBAe. You can start the Graduate Certificates at any time.
Explore each subject and meet the teaching staff here:
Start-up Data, Marketing and Sales
Gain a basic understanding of how to collect and interpret data about markets, customer behaviour, experiences and sales to help create a path to market for new ventures, and to launch new and innovative products or services. Remove much of the guesswork from startups as you learn about market segmentation, marketing and sales strategies, and how to use analytical techniques to make evidence-based and data-driven decisions.
The subject is taught in an intensive block mode. Teaching staff: William Page
Start-up Finance and Accounting
Develop an understanding of how finance and accounting information is used to support strategic and operational decision making for early ventures. You will gain a basic understanding of finance and accounting concepts and help plan and deliver financial management-related aspects of early ventures and small businesses. The subject is taught in an intensive block mode. Teaching staff: Professor Prabhu Sivabalan and Professor Dave Michayluk
This subject helps you understand the operations of an early-stage enterprise. Integrate your newly formed knowledge in accounting, finance, data analysis and marketing with entrepreneurship, innovation, commercialisation and strategic management. You learn how to evaluate a business opportunity and develop it through the various stages of commercialisation towards an operational business model for early-stage enterprises. The subject is taught in an intensive block mode. Teaching staff: Professor David Brown
Leadership, Teams and Scalability
Learn how to be an effective leader and manage people and organisational growth in early-stage enterprises. You will examine core issues such as setting expectations, understanding individual behaviour and motivation, job and culture design, managing performance, mentoring and developing staff, and providing effective rewards and incentives for good performance. The subject is taught in an intensive block mode.
Teaching staff: Dr Tim Rayner
Start-up Structures, IP and Negotiation
This subject develops knowledge in governance, contracting and negotiation for early-stage enterprises. Learn how to set up a business, get things started and operational. The key aspects covered are business law, agreements, corporate structures, intellectual property, professional advice and other relevant regulations. You also learn about the principles of ethical business practices and develop your negotiation skills. The subject is taught in an intensive block mode. Teaching staff: Brian Dorricott and Lynne Teo
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Practice
You work on a live startup or innovation project in this subject. You will learn the professional practices of developing innovative and entrepreneurial strategies. Drawing on the knowledge of strategy, design thinking, data analytics and startup methods, this subject provides you with the skills required to examine, design, test, improve or redesign viable businesses. This subject is delivered as weekly evening classes and in intensive block mode. Teaching staff: A/Professor Jochen Schweitzer, Leanne Sobel and Tarra van Amerongen
Founder at Heart
Appreciate your entrepreneurial purpose, integrate your profile, build your resilience and learn about alternative approaches to entrepreneurship. Founding a venture requires imagination, courage and strength of character. Every founder is different and Silicon Valley best practices may not serve all. You need to identify your own 'why' and 'how' to cradle your ideas so that you can build a business that suits your character, team and a market need. This subject combines purpose, resilience training and systems thinking to help you identify your approach to entrepreneurship and to not run out of steam. The subject is delivered in an intensive block mode. Teaching staff: Dr Ele Jansen
Venture Growth and Internationalisation
Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools necessary to leverage international opportunities for your venture. This subject investigates the dynamics of launching and managing a business in different international environments, as well as the additional oversight challenges that come with growing an existing business into new territories. The subject will give you a global lens through which you can test and validate an emerging business. The subject is delivered in an intensive block mode. Teaching staff: Rob Deeming
Venture Planning and Pitching
This is the capstone subject for the MBAe. You will create or re-think your entrepreneurial proposal around a clear customer need. Develop the building blocks of your venture by aligning resources, processes and revenue streams with a value proposition as you design, test, improve and redesign a business model. At the end of this subject, you will pitch your proposal to a panel of experts and potential investors. This subject is delivered as weekly evening classes and in intensive block mode. Teaching staff: A/Professor Jochen Schweitzer and UTS Entrepreneur in Residence Tom Bass