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Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

BI1608

Course details

Summary

This programme is for those with a degree in another subject who want to pursue a career in innovation and entrepreneurship. Students will develop specialist skills in creativity, strategic planning, product development, and managing growth. This programme includes a work placement and research project.

What you'll learn

All modules in the Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship are compulsory. Students will study seven ​modules in total – five focused on innovation and entrepreneurship subjects such as creativity, strategic planning, product development and managing growth, and one focused on business in the New Zealand context. The final module – BIBM788 Professional Project – includes a work placement and research project, bringing together all that has been learnt in the classroom.

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Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
BIBM683Entrepreneurship​
615

 
BIBM684Innovation and Creativity615

 
BIBM678Strategic Planning for Small Business​
615

 
BIBM783Managing Business Growth715
BIBM683 OR equivalent knowledge and skills 
BIBM784Product Development715
Students must complete and pass at least two (2) level 6 modules related to their major or equivalent knowledge and skills
 
BIBM787Professional Practice715
Students must complete and pass at least two (2) level 6 modules related to their major and BIBM787 Professional Practices; OR equivalent knowledge and skills
 
​​BIBM795Professional Work Placement
715
Students must complete and pass at least two (2) level 6 modules related to their major and BIBM787 Professional Practices; OR equivalent knowledge and skills
 
​​BIBM796Professional Project
715
Students must complete and pass at least two (2) level 6 modules related to their major and BIBM787 Professional Practices; OR equivalent knowledge and skills
 
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Applied Work Integrated Learning

Applied Work Integrated Learning (AWIL) is a formal part of the Centre for Business and Enterprise's (CBE) Bachelor of Applied Management degree and Graduate Diploma programmes.

In a business student’s final year of study they will undertake AWIL - an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge in a real work environment.

Students must have a B+ average to qualify for the opportunity to complete their professional project in industry.

Entry criteria

Candidates are required to:
i) have successfully completed a bachelor degree from a New Zealand Institution or an Approved and Accredited Institution overseas; or
ii) Successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a bachelor degree); or
iii) Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three years full time work experience [relevant to selected field of study] as approved by the Centre Director or authorised nominee.

Special admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success1 may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

Provisional entry

Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee.

English language requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.

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Pathways

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

Year one students starting semester two
Date: 10 July 2019
Time: 9am - 11.30am
Venue: The Atrium, City Campus

What you will need

Timetable information, book and equipment list will be available at the programme induction.

Please bring pen and paper with you on your first day.

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

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