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MURRA Indigenous Business Master Class Program

The MURRA Indigenous Business Master Class Program supports established Indigenous business owners, entrepreneurs and managers, to develop capability and grow their businesses. 

“The MURRA program provides participants with the skills and capabilities to grow and sustain their businesses to meet the demand as governments commit to Indigenous procurement policies, businesses focus on supplier diversity and Indigenous businesses explore international exports” – Dr MichelIe Evans

Meaning ‘fish net’ in the Woi Wurrung language of the Wurundjeri people of Melbourne, the MURRA program consists of six classes over the course of three months, run intensively over 12 days and delivered by world-class faculty from Melbourne Business School. 

In addition to strengthening capacity, the MURRA program facilitates knowledge exchange, social-emotional support and strong business networks with like-minded Indigenous business owners and entrepreneurs. 

Participants are also offered post-program support through mentoring or consulting projects with MBA students to enable them to develop their business strategies.


  • Module 1: 23-26 March 2018
  • Module 2: 11-14 May 2018
  • Module 3: 20 – 23 July 2018


Master Class 1 Business Strategy: Formulate effective growth-oriented business strategies

Master Class 2 Business Finance: Develop sound financial foundations for your enterprise/s

Master Class 3 Marketing: Craft unique market value propositions

Master Class 4 Creating Value Through People: Develop and lead effective workforces

Master Class 5 Negotiations: Effectively negotiate deals, contracts and manage disputes

Master Class 6 Leadership: Develop and lead in the Australian Indigenous Business Sector

Selection criteria:

Selection for the MURRA program is based on three key selection criteria:

  • Evidence of established business owner/operation (at least 3-5 years’ operating/owning a business) or evidence of established senior-level organisational leadership work history
  • Evidence of previous education (as this is offered at a graduate study level)
  • One-page written statement, outlining your vision for your career and/or business.
  • For more information, please contact the Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre at or 03 9349 8394.


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