Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Learn how to test innovative ideas, products or processes, how to finance start-up ventures, and how to sell and market new products and services in New Zealand and internationally.

Subject overview

Be introduced to new ways of thinking about business enterprise that are relevant to understanding and addressing real world challenges. Learn to assess new business opportunities and the ways in which technology can facilitate these opportunities. Join like-minded staff and students who are innovators, thinkers and budding entrepreneurs, who thrive on finding solutions to business challenges and testing new ideas.

In your BCom INNOVENT major, you will undertake an exciting real-world project that integrates theory and practice in a variety of real world contexts. These may include start-ups, corporate venturing, Māori enterprise, social enterprise, new product development and technological innovation.

This project-based experience will give you invaluable hands-on experience, setting you up for the realities of the work-place. To complete the project brief, you will need to establish and maintain a professional relationship with a client organisation and display appropriate leadership and management skills.

Where can Innovation 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 specialist

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