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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Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntr), Dunedin, 2024
Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom), Dunedin, 2024
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.
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.
At least two of: MANT 340 Indigenous Management and Organisation 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 MART 306 Market-Led Innovation
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.
Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (PGDipCom) in Entrepreneurship
No new enrolments for this endorsement are being accepted for 2024 or for Semester Two 2023. Please contact the department for more information about study options.
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