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Master of Entrepreneurship (MEntr)


Apply for the Master of Entrepreneurship (MEntr) through the Dunedin campus in 2021

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The Master of Entrepreneurship (MEntr) degree is a 15-month programme designed to support those with an entrepreneurial spirit who want to start an innovative new venture and who aspire to the entrepreneurial lifestyle.

The MEntr is based upon the premise that the knowledge and skills needed to survive and thrive in business can be taught while the attitudes required of entrepreneurs can be identified and encouraged.

Starts February (semester 1).

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Subject Area

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Contact Details

Department of Management
Tel 64 3 479 8128

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Programme requirements

Master of Entrepreneurship (MEntr)


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 two of

  • 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)

Regulations for the Degree of Master of Entrepreneurship (MEntr)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) who must be satisfied that the candidate has the ability and experience to complete the degree.
    2. Every applicant must normally be a graduate and have achieved an average grade of B+ or better in 300-level papers, or have an alternative professional qualification.
    3. In exceptional circumstances, an applicant who is not a graduate may be considered on the basis of alternative qualifications or satisfactory training and experience in management or administration in business or other entrepreneurial activity. Such preparation must be equivalent to a degree, and the candidate must provide evidence of ability to undertake advanced level academic study. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) may require a candidate to pass one or more prescribed papers either before admission to or concurrently with the programme.
    4. An applicant for the degree will normally be required to attend an interview with the Director of Entrepreneurship.

  2. Structure of the Programme

    1. Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements set out in the MEntr Schedule.
    2. A candidate must normally pass all papers in Part A before commencing Part B.
    3. A candidate without sufficient grounding in specific areas may be directed by the Programme Director to either:
      1. attend short programmes of instruction, or
      2. carry out prescribed reading and study.

      A formal examination may be required.

    4. Before commencing ENTR 525 in Part B, a candidate shall obtain approval from the Programme Director for the business idea and the proposed approach.
    5. A candidate may not present a paper or a business project report that has previously been accepted for another paper or qualification.

  3. Duration of the Programme

    A candidate must normally complete the requirements of the degree within 15 months of commencing the programme.

  4. Withdrawal from the Programme

    A candidate who withdraws from the programme may be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce in Entrepreneurship provided that all the papers in Part A of the MEntr Schedule have been successfully completed.

  5. Examination

    1. The project shall be assessed by at least two examiners, neither of whom is the candidate’s supervisor.
    2. Each examiner shall supply a written report on the work and recommend a mark or grade on the basis project as submitted.
    3. Where there is disagreement regarding the grade or mark, the Head of the Department of Management should so report to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) or nominee, who shall arrive at a decision after consulting a referee, who should normally be external to the Department of Management.

  6. Level of Award of the Degree

    The degree may be awarded with distinction or with credit.

  7. Variations

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

    Note: The due date for applications for first enrolment in the programme is 10 December. Late applications will be considered.

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