Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship

This subject is taught at postgraduate level only. You will gain knowledge and skills that will help you to commercialise new products, services and processes.

Subject overview

The Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship (MCE) is designed to provide the core knowledge and skills for commercialising and marketing new products, services and processes based on research discoveries, inventions and new ideas. You will use practical tools for market validation, protecting intellectual property, obtaining funding, developing commercialisation strategies, and selling research or other knowledge-based innovations in national and global markets.

The programme provides opportunities to engage in stimulating seminars and networking events. These draw on the expertise of some of New Zealand’s leading business experts, innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers and investors. You will also undertake “live” projects with a university, Crown Research Institute or private sector organisation.

You can also study part-time over one academic year in the Postgraduate Certificate in Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship (PGCertCE). If you choose this option, you will need to complete 60 points from Part I of the MCE.

Where can Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship take you?

There are numerous opportunities for graduates to work in business development or technology transfer, for both innovative start-ups and established companies. There are also potential opportunities to work as an analyst, consultant or policy maker in government.

Potential roles include:

  • Business developer
  • Commercial and project manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Legal and patent executive
  • Product manager
  • Research developer
  • Technology transfer professional

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