Taught by the School of Biological Sciences, the Business School and the Faculty of Law, the MBioEnt teaches scientists to understand and protect the value of their research.
You’ll learn how to translate breakthrough discoveries into high value products, strategies for commercialisation, key aspects of intellectual property law, valuation tools, and how to write a business plan.
You’ll also complete a six-month industry internship, which offers a unique opportunity to put your skills into practice.
The MBioEnt may be completed full-time in one year, or part-time over two years.
Students must complete 120 points from the following courses:
- 90-point thesis completed as a research project and submitted during a six-month industry internship
- 30 points from courses on the following topics: Science Enterprise Research Methods; Product Development and Regulatory Environments; Current Issues in Bioscience Enterprise
You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.
2024 entry requirements
You must have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Bioscience Enterprise (PGDipBioEnt) at the University of Auckland with a GPA of 6.0 in at least 90 points.
If you have completed an undergraduate degree (or higher) in science, engineering or technology, you must complete the PGDipBioEnt before applying for this programme.
Further programme requirements
How much does a Master of Bioscience Enterprise cost per year?
- Domestic students
- International students
Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $8.38 per point, estimated at $1,005.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.
*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.
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1 December start available for 120-point research masters only, subject to supervisor availability.
Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.
Here are the start dates for the programme.
|Semester One||Starts – 27 February|
|Ends – 26 June|
|Semester One||Starts – 26 February|
|Ends – 24 June|
Other important dates
See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.
Where could this programme take you?
Graduates of the MBioEnt can look forward to opportunities in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, reagent or device companies; the food and beverage industry; technology transfer offices in universities; Crown Research Institutes; business development, finance and investment firms; and Government agencies.
Jobs related to this programme
- Business development
- Business analyst
- Market analyst
- Marketing professional
- Product development
- Regulatory development
Student career planning service
Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.
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