Duration
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2019 Quarter One – 7 January
2020 Quarter One – 13 January
Available locations
City
Points
60
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

You will develop an understanding of the knowledge and business skills necessary to be a successful entrepreneur or manager of research-led innovation; or actively involved in business development and technology transfer.

Participate in an applied 60 point certificate with strong links to industry. A programme of guest speakers, case studies and applied projects will strengthen your knowledge and understanding. 

Programme structure

The Postgraduate Certificate in Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship is delivered part-time across four quarters of study in one academic year. You are required to complete 60 points from Part I of the Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship. The certificate can be completed over four quarters of study in one academic year.

2019 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 60 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 4.0

    Honours degree or postgraduate diploma

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You must have completed:

  • A four-year undergraduate or honours degree, or
  • An undergraduate degree and a postgraduate diploma, or
  • An undergraduate degree and provide evidence of professional experience considered equivalent to the advanced study required above

You will need an average grade of B- or higher in the 90 points of the most advanced courses you have taken in your entry qualification

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 60 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 4.0

    One year of postgraduate study

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 60 points

You must have completed either:

  • A four-year undergraduate (where the final year includes postgraduate-level study), or,
  • An undergraduate degree and one year of postgraduate study, or
  • An undergraduate degree and evidence of professional experience considered equivalent to the advanced study required above.

Your study must have been at a recognised university (or similar institution) and you will need a GPE of 4.0 in 75% of the most advanced courses you have taken in your entry qualification.

Other pathways to study

In exceptional circumstances, if you have not met any of the above requirements you may be admitted to the programme if you have attained an equivalent qualification or professional experience.

How much does a Postgraduate Certificate in Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship cost per year?

2019 fees

Domestic students
NZ$4,668.60*

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 $7.06 per point, estimated at $423.60 for full-time study (60 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.

Key dates

Closing date for applications to the 2019 programme is 1 November 2018, though late applications may be accepted.

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.

Application closing dates

Quarter One 2019
1 November 2018

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

Developing your skills and capabilities

The Business School is committed to giving you opportunities to develop as a scholar, leader, innovator and global citizen.
As you study towards your PGCertCE you can expect to develop capabilities that will enhance your career and help you make a positive impact on society. You will acquire these capabilities from your courses and through participation in a range of co-curricular activities.
While enhancing your critical thinking and analytical skills, your studies will equip you with strong communication, teamwork and leadership skills as well as cross-cultural understanding.
A PGCertCE graduate is expected to have skills and capabilities in the following areas:
Knowledge and practice
Building on your existing experience, you will be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of the theories and practices of innovation, commercialisation and entrepreneurial processes and the ability to apply this knowledge effectively in the context of high uncertainty and risk.
Critical thinking
Effectively evaluate and synthesise evidence from multiple sources in the context of high uncertainty and innovation.
Solution seeking
Effectively identify, prioritise and frame complex problems, use entrepreneurial thinking to identify and implement appropriate processes, and apply systematic learning to move processes towards a desirable solution/outcome.
Communication and engagement
Work effectively in teams, communicate orally and in writing using a range of media, and demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in diverse contexts.
Independence and integrity
Work autonomously and ethically, demonstrating self-management and self-reflection in uncertain and complex situations.
Social and environmental responsibility
Make business decisions that reflect an understanding of their environmental, social responsibilities and of the principles underpinning the Treaty of Waitangi and sustainability.

Where could this programme take you?

There is a range of potential 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.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Business developer
  • Commercial and project manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Product manager
  • Research developer
  • Tech transfer

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.

Our Business School ASB Careers Centre will help get your career in business off to a strong start. You can access programmes, workshops and one-on-one support. You will be given opportunities to network with employers to increase your knowledge of the local business environment. Visit the Business School ASB Careers Centre.

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