Meet the University of Melbourne’s newest Master of Entrepreneurship students! These 25 enthusiastic young faces have come from all over the world to turn their ideas into reality. Driven by passion for making the world a better place, they’re ready to face the challenge – and have a lot of fun along the way. But what does it take to become an entrepreneur?
Not any specific background, that’s for sure. The new cohort come from a wide range of academic and professional fields, including pharmacology, fashion, and even philosophy. In total, 29% of them come from a STEMM background, 46% from business, and 15% from the liberal arts. They’re experienced, too. 15% of them have already completed qualifications at Masters’ level or higher, and many have undertaken other careers before deciding to upskill with the Master of Entrepreneurship.
They’ve also been selected from across the world. 60% of these entrepreneurs were born outside of Australia in countries on every continent on the globe – well, except Antarctica. They bring a wealth of experience from every stage of life, with the most senior student in their early 60s and the youngest at just 20. And with women making up 62% of the cohort, we’re so happy we can continue supporting female founders through their entrepreneurship journey.
What these 25 determined entrepreneurs do all have in common is a passion for making the world a better place and the determination to do so. They’ve got ideas, they’ve got insight, and they’ve got courage – and they’re ready to throw it all at the University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship. We can’t wait to see where it takes them!