Entrepreneurship: Three reasons to apply early

Three reasons why it’s smart to apply early for the Master of Entrepreneurship. Next year can seem like a long way away until it’s right around the corner. If you’ve decided that The University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship is right for you, it’s a good idea to get your application in as soon as possible.

1. Find out results sooner, then make the call.

Once you apply, it will only be a matter of weeks before you know whether or not you have a place offer. Knowing sooner rather than later can be particularly useful for students who need to arrange other areas of their lives, like moving interstate or overseas to Melbourne or reshuffling family and/or employment arrangements. Once you know for sure, you can get on to planning so you hit the ground running once it’s show time.

Got a case of commitment phobia? Applying is just the first step. If you get a place offer then the ball’s in your court as to what you do next. You have the option to accept, but you can also defer or pass if your circumstances change. Applying doesn’t lock you into anything, it just means you’ll know the results of your application sooner.

2. Avoid the anxiety cloud

Stress from indecision can be paralysing. Rip off the band-aid. Throw your hat in the ring.  The more you leave it, the more likely it is you’ll talk yourself out of it. Is something holding you back? Maybe you’re nervous about the video pitch. Don’t be. We’re looking for you, not the next Beyonce. No hair, make-up or CGI needed. Just grab your phone, press record and start talking.

Worried you don’t have your one big idea? No idea, no problem. An idea is nice, but what we’re really looking for is passion. Talk about the problems that make you hungry to create change. Surrounded by the right people, ideas will come.

3. Start networking now

Itching to get started? The sooner you apply, the sooner we can start connecting you with the movers and shakers of Melbourne’s startup world. Meeting other students – past and present – along with faculty, partners and friends at our events can be the best way to get a headstart and find your people – who knows, you might meet your cofounder/s before you even begin! If there’s a way we can get you ready to make the most out of the program, you’ll know about it. If you know you want to give The University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship a go, don’t wait. Apply now – what have you got to lose?

How to apply

Head to the program webpage for full details on the program and ways to apply.

If you have any questions about the program or the application process and wish to chat them through with us, book in for a friendly consultation with the Program Manager, May Chai.