Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Do you have a new idea and want to know how to make it a reality? If you like to think outside the box then this graduate qualification is for you! You will learn how to innovate and create game-changing products and services, build a great team, incorporate customers’ feedback in developing your service or product, learn from failures and turn them into opportunities, raise funds that you need for growth and know how to choose an appropriate and timely exit strategy.
Innovation and entrepreneurship is crucial for the continuing success of any organisation – learn how you can make a difference in the world.
All modules in the Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship are compulsory. You will study seven modules in total – five focus on innovation and entrepreneurship subjects such as creativity, strategic planning, product development and managing growth, and one focuses on business in the New Zealand context. Your final module – BIBM788 Professional Project – includes a work placement and research project, bringing together all you have learnt in the classroom.
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Schedule of Modules
|Module Code||Module Title||Level||Credits||Pre-Requisites||Co-Requisites|
| BIBM684||Innovation and Creativity||6||15|
| BIBM678||Strategic Planning for Small Business||6||15|
| BIBM783||Managing Business Growth||7||15|
| BIBM784||Product Development||7||15||Students must complete and pass at least two (2) level 6 modules related to their major or equivalent knowledge and skills|
| BIBM787||Professional Practice||7||15|
|BIBM788||Professional Project||7||15||BIBM787 and any two of the Level 6 modules listed above
Transfer of Credit
To ensure you have the knowledge and skills to prepare you for BIBM788 Professional Project, a transfer of credit (TOC) will not normally be considered for this programme. In exceptional circumstances any TOC’s will be at the discretion of the CBITE Programme Committee and will not exceed 25% of the programme. Any such consideration for TOC’s should be made no later than two weeks before the start of this programme to allow for your individual programme of study to take any TOC’s granted into account.
Professional (Co-op Education) Project
A major feature of the Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is the Professional Project – a 30 credit module that is your last piece of academic work. The purpose of this module is to provide you with the opportunity to understand the complexities of a working environment and to put the theory you have learnt in the classroom into practice. The Professional Project comprises two parts – a work placement and a research project. The work placement is unpaid and can be in any area of business. We encourage you to find your own placement and will consider your paid employment as part of your placement. The research project will focus on real industry research.
Students must have a B+ average to qualify for the opportunity to complete their professional project in industry.
- A degree conferred by a New Zealand tertiary education institution
- A New Zealand Qualification Authority recognised degree from an overseas tertiary institution
- Demonstration of equivalent practical, professional or educational experiences which may include other qualifications at Level 6 and Level 7 on the National Qualifications Framework
Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an IELTS score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in the written band.
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