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Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

STARTS: February 2021
Madras Street
Close Date: Accepted throughout the year
International Close Date: 22 January for February start; 23 June for July start

Gain the specialist skills and knowledge needed to innovate in the business world.

It takes great skill to turn an idea into a successful product in today's market. With this qualification you will learn ways to grow an existing company or establish your own business venture.

You will learn how to think about, create and grow ideas from conception through to commercial success. Using leading-edge concepts, methodologies and tools, this qualification has a strong emphasis on combining theory and real world application.

You will study the theory of entrepreneurship, strategic planning for small business and managing for growth and product development. You will also have the chance to undertake an industry project.

This programme is run according to demand. If you're interested in studying it, please register your interest with our Contact Centre, 0800 24 24 76. Part-time up to 4 years.

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6,320 - $7,140 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$20,690 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6,700 - $7,500 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$21,310 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021

A Bachelor's degree in any field excluding innovation and entrepreneurship.

Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 6.0 Academic

  • 5.5 Listening
  • 5.5 Reading
  • 5.5 Writing
  • 5.5 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

On completion of this qualification you will have the ability to think about,create and grow high potential small to medium sized businesses.

You may choose to establish your own entrepreneurial venture, work as a business advisor in the areas of product development and innovation management or manage new or established ventures to high growth, in both national and international arenas.

Study pathways

You can complement this graduate diploma with further graduate study in sales and marketing, operations and production management or project management.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing /ICT
  • Economics

Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

FULL-TIME - 1 Year

Gain the specialist skills and knowledge needed to innovate in the business world.

Information
Type Graduate Certificate / Diploma
Code CH4000
Next Starts February 2021
Application close date Accepted throughout the year
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date 22 January for February start; 23 June for July start
Credits 120
Level 7
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised before enrolment
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference CH4000-STRU

Fees for 2020

Domestic costs
$6,320 - $7,140 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$20,690 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2020

Fees for 2021

Domestic costs
$6,700 - $7,500 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$320
International costs
$21,310 per year
International Levy
$523.50
Valid To
December 31, 2021
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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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