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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.

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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

Entrepreneurship at Otago

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


Entrepreneurship as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, 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 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


ENTR 101 How to Start a Venture Responsibly



ENTR 201 Entrepreneurial Capital



MANT 301 Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship



36 additional points from
ENTR 102 Entrepreneurial Tools and Practice
ENTR 202 Applied Social Entrepreneurship
MART 212 Understanding Markets
MART 306 Innovation and New Product Development

Note: Students should check the prerequisites for 200- and 300-level papers when selecting papers.
Total 90

ENTR papers

Paper Code Year Title Points Teaching period
ENTR101 2024 How to Start a Venture Responsibly 18 Semester 1
ENTR102 2024 Entrepreneurial Tools and Practice 18 Semester 2
ENTR201 2024 Entrepreneurial Capital 18 Semester 1
ENTR202 2024 Applied Social Entrepreneurship 18 Semester 2
ENTR312 2024 New Venture Creation Strategy 18 Semester 2
ENTR411 2024 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 20 Not offered in 2024
ENTR412 2024 Feasibility Analysis 20 Not offered in 2024
ENTR413 2024 Finance for Entrepreneurs 20 Not offered in 2024
ENTR414 2024 Marketing in a Digital World 20 Not offered in 2024
ENTR415 2024 New Venture Strategy 20 Not offered in 2024
ENTR420 2024 Sustainable Entrepreneurship 20 Not offered in 2024
ENTR421 2024 Technology and Entrepreneurship 20 Not offered in 2024
ENTR501 2024 Business Project 40 1st Non standard period, 2nd Non standard period

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