innovation

Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

BI1608

Course Details

  • Feb 2018
    Jul 2018
  • One year
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $6373 per year
  • Level 7
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus

Summary

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! Y​ou will learn how t​o 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.

What You'll Learn

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.

​VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
BIBM683Entrepreneurship​
615

 
BIBM684Innovation and Creativity615

 
BIBM678Strategic Planning for Small Business​
615

 
BIBM783Managing Business Growth715

 
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

 
​​BIBM788Professional Project​
715
BIBM787 and any two of the Level 6 modules listed above ​
 
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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.

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Entry Criteria

  • 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.

Pathways

Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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