Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship


Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship explores the core knowledge and skills needed to commercialise, and take to market, new products, services and processes based on research discoveries, inventions, innovations and new ideas.

Areas of study

You will take courses covering commercialisation of science and technology, entrepreneurship for science and technology ventures, develop your business analysis skills for commercialisation and entrepreneurship and undertake a project in commercialisation.

You can study Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship in the following programmes:

What you will learn

Students develop an understanding of business concepts and how business decisions are made. They also learn how to work with business people to test and validate customer need and market demand, protect intellectual property, obtain funding, sell research-related innovations into national and global markets and develop a successful entrepreneurial venture.

Students who continue on to the masters programme bring together all of their learning in a project that investigates the commercialisation of research or innovation from a university, Crown research institute, or a private sector organisation. Previous students have worked on innovations ranging from inductive power transfer to animate computer technology to nano coating.

Career opportunities

This subject is designed and structured for working professionals, researchers and PhD students in R&D intensive industries and those who wish to work in this area. Examples of some of the roles our graduates work in include business developer, project manager, legal and patent executives, software developer, research and development manager, policy analyst, scientists, researchers and technologists.

More information

For more information see the Business School website: Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship.