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Study Entrepreneurship at Otago

Entrepreneurship is about more than founding startups. Existing businesses need entrepreneurial thinkers too. So do non-profit social and environmental enterprises, and iwi and Pacific communities.

Building on Ōtepoti Dunedin’s unique entrepreneurial ecosystem, Entrepreneurship at Otago is designed to enable careers that involve developing novel solutions to important challenges facing the world.

Our programmes reflect the Otago Business School’s commitment to accelerating ventures that are for the good of people and the planet.

Why study Entrepreneurship?

Gain business skills. Grow your entrepreneurial behaviour. Nurture your can-do spirit and creative mindset. Be your own boss! Generate value and share it with the world. You can apply your entrepreneurial behaviour to start a business, make a small business large, or make an organisation of any size more productive.

Career opportunities

Realise your ideas to create value in the real world by:

  • founding your own startup
  • working for a rapidly growing startup in Aotearoa New Zealand or overseas
  • growing innovative iwi organisations
  • providing innovation-focused services in job roles that do not yet exist
  • joining an innovation-focused team working in any sized organisation or any sector of the economy, including for-profit, non-profit and public sectors


Enterprises that develop new products and services across every sector of the economy require the skills of critically evaluating and communicating value principles and new ideas. Wherever “business as usual” is not producing good enough results, entrepreneurial thinking is needed and is in hot demand

Otago Network for Entrepreneurship (ONE)

Dunedin has a thriving startup ecosystem with information, networks, advocacy and resources available to build companies and new organisations. From creative weekends and innovation networks to co-working spaces, Dunedin is an entrepreneurial city with an exciting startup ecosystem.

More about the Otago Network for Entrepreneurship

Qualifications

Explore your study options further. Refer to enrolment information found on the following qualification pages.

Programme requirements

Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntr)

Level Papers Points
100-level

ENTR 101 How to Start a Venture

ENTR 102 Applied Entrepreneurial Practice

18

18

200-level

ENTR 201 Foundations of Entrepreneurship

ENTR 202 Applied Entrepreneurial Foundations

18

18

300-level

ENTR 301 Advanced Topics in Entrepreneurship

ENTR 302 Entrepreneurial Capital in Action

At least two of:

MANT 301 Managing Innovation and Growth

MANT 340 Indigenous Management and Organisation

MART 306 Innovation and New Product Development

MART 308 Integrated Digital Marketing

MART 333 Creative Marketing Communication

ECON 318 Behavioural Economics

AGRI 321 Agriculture Production and Food Security

ENVI 311 Understanding Environmental Issues

18

18

36

Plus

216 further points; must include 72 points at 200-level or above.

216
 

Note: Students should check the prerequisites for the 300-level papers when selecting 100- and/or 200-level papers.

 
Total 360

Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Entrepreneurship

Papers

Master of Entrepreneurship (MEntr)

Papers

The 180 point programme of study shall consist of:

Part A

  • ENTR 411  Introduction to Entrepreneurship (20 points)
  • ENTR 412  Feasibility Analysis (20 points)
  • ENTR 413  Finance for Entrepreneurs (20 points)
  • ENTR 414  Marketing in a Digital World (20 points)
  • ENTR 415  New Venture Strategy (20 points)

Plus papers to the equivalent of 40 points from:

  • ENTR 420  Sustainable Entrepreneurship (20 points)
  • ENTR 421  Technology and Entrepreneurship (20 points)
  • TOUR 416  Tourism Entrepreneurship and Business (20 points)

Part B

  • ENTR 501  Business Project (40 points)

Minor subject requirements

Entrepreneurship as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, BACom, BASc or BComSc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level

ENTR 101 How to Start a Venture

18

200-level

ENTR 201 Foundations of Entrepreneurship

18

300-level

ENTR 301 Advanced Topics in Entrepreneurship

18

Plus

36 additional points from
ENTR 102 Applied Entrepreneurial Practice
ENTR 202 Applied Entrepreneurial Foundations
MART 212 Understanding Markets
MANT 301 Managing Innovation and Growth
MART 306 Innovation and New Product Development

Note: Students should check the prerequisites for 200- and 300-level papers when selecting papers.

36
Total   90

Key information for future students

Contact us

Entrepreneurship
Otago Business School

Tel +64 3 479 5197
Email business@otago.ac.nz