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Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntr)

Apply for the Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntr) through the Dunedin campus in 2023

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The Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntr) is a uniquely self-directed degree that equips you to change the world as you create new products, services and ideas. The BEntr gives you a large degree of freedom in choosing what to study so that your passions, and the problems you want to solve, guide which papers you enrol in. The possibilities are unlimited.

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, the BEntr is designed to enable careers that involve developing novel solutions to important challenges facing the world. The programme reflects the Otago Business School’s commitment to accelerating ventures that are for the good of people and the planet.

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Programme requirements

Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntr)

Level Papers Points

ENTR 101 How to Start a Venture

ENTR 102 Applied Entrepreneurial Practice




ENTR 201 Foundations of Entrepreneurship

ENTR 202 Applied Entrepreneurial Foundations




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 Market-Led Innovation

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





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


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

Total 360

Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntr)

  1. Structure of the Programme

    Every degree programme

    1. shall consist of papers worth not less than 360 points,
    2. shall include at least 180 points for papers above 100-level of which at least 72 points shall be for papers above 200-level,
    3. shall include the papers specified in Entrepreneurship Schedule A*,
    4. may include one optional major, or one or more optional minor subjects (excluding Entrepreneurship), which satisfies the Major or Minor Subject Requirements listed in Arts and Music Schedule A, or Science Schedule A, or Applied Science Schedule A, or Commerce Schedule A, or Bachelor of Health Sciences Schedule. No paper may count for both an Entrepreneurship core requirement and a Major or Minor subject requirement, or for more than one Minor subject requirement unless that paper is at 100- or 200-level and is specified as compulsory for both Requirements.

      * A candidate must normally enrol in a ENTR 102, 202, 302 paper in the same year as enrolling in the corresponding ENTR 101, 201, 301 paper.

  2. Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

    Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites, and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).

  3. Cross Credits

    A candidate who is enrolled for the degree concurrently with another degree, or who has completed one degree and is proceeding with the other, may cross-credit 100- and 200-level papers that are common to both degrees up to a maximum of 126 points where the other degree is a three-year degree and up to a maximum of 180 points where the other degree is longer than a three-year degree.

  4. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study that does not comply with these regulations.

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