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MANT303 Entrepreneurship

A survey of the major topics in entrepreneurship and the skills generally considered necessary for success in an entrepreneurial venture, with many sessions covered by entrepreneurs from all fields. The paper will be structured around a new venture case, and will develop understandings of the issues related to starting a new business.

This paper will unpack fundamental concepts for generating and implementing novel, useful ideas within new and existing ventures. Individuals, teams, and firms are pursuing entrepreneurship in increasing numbers with the hope of becoming their own boss, achieving financial rewards, scratching their own "itch", and creating products and services to enhance peoples' lives. MANT 303 facilitates in-depth understanding of the two fundamental dimensions of entrepreneurship: opportunity identification and opportunity execution.

The paper is an introductory course intended to provide students with knowledge of entrepreneurship and the vital role played by entrepreneurs in the global economy. To achieve this, this paper focuses on the creation of new ventures, the skills necessary for success in an entrepreneurial venture and factors associated with new venture success.

Entrepreneurship can be both a science and a practice, and this is reflected in the paper's dual emphasis. You will be constantly challenged to apply theory within real-world settings through exemplar cases, interaction with invited speakers, development of a new business opportunity, teamwork, and individual study.

The paper may appeal to students who wish to launch their own venture or pursue entrepreneurship within an existing firm. It will also be valuable to those seeking work within an existing start-up, venture capital firm, or professional consultancy. Topic areas include business models, market analysis, raising capital, and social entrepreneurship.

Paper title Entrepreneurship
Paper code MANT303
Subject Management
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $912.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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36 200-level points
MANV 303
Schedule C
Teaching staff

Co-ordinator: Dr Azka Gahfoor

Teaching Arrangements

This paper is taught through lectures and tutorials.


Barringer, B. R., & Ireland, R. D. 2019. Entrepreneurship: Successfully launching new ventures (6th Ed.). Pearson.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will:

  • Understand the context, concepts, and process of entrepreneurship
  • Recognise and develop the entrepreneurial potential within yourself, whether you want to start your own venture or act as an entrepreneur within an existing firm
  • Develop skills and insights for identifying, evaluating, articulating, and refining new business opportunities
  • Understand how to turn a new idea into a business venture. Develop capabilities for working in a team, pitching, attracting resources, growing a user base, and managing growth
  • Create a business plan and develop the ability to critique a business plan

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 08:00-09:50 9-14, 16, 18-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 10, 12, 14, 18
A2 Thursday 11:00-11:50 10, 12, 14, 18
A3 Thursday 13:00-13:50 10, 12, 14, 18