Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship

Suzanne is a graduate of the Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship. She currently works at ATEED.

About the programme

The Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship is a part-time masters for working professionals that combines taught courses with applied learning. It includes a project in commercialisation to apply these skills collectively in a real-life context.

“My project looked at commercialisation opportunities for 1-Methylcycloprene (1-MCP) for the fresh flower industry in New Zealand. 1-MCP is a molecule that can be used to delay the ripening of fruit and deterioration of flowers."

Pursuing postgraduate study

“I decided on postgraduate study because I wanted to validate my skills of recognising commercialisation pathways for businesses that I work with in my economic development role for ATEED. I also wanted to validate the due diligence process used in my role as an investment specialist so that I can better anticipate international investors’ business decision criteria and deliver them the evidence they need to invest in Auckland companies, or to establish their business here.

Deciding where to study

“I chose the University of Auckland as the Business School is well regarded both locally and internationally, with the University of Auckland being the highest ranked university in New Zealand for its global reputation amongst both academics and employers.”

“I enjoyed learning from lecturers and classmates whose examples were grounded in their real-life experience. The methodologies taught were very current, and the backbone sessions gave real examples of both successes and challenges from the entrepreneur’s perspective.”

Future career opportunities

“I believe having this masters will demonstrate to current and future employers that I have entrepreneurial and commercialisation skills beyond my current role, that I am able to apply those to assess the commercial potential of a service, product or business model, and that I am able to draw on practical skills to assist companies with their commercialisation journey.”

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