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Study entrepreneurship and innovation , Ākona te rakahinonga me te panoni hou

Study entrepreneurship and innovation at Massey to break into new and emerging markets. Be at the leading edge of business.

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Get connected

We'll connect you with investors, mentors and partners through our world-class networks, experience and knowledge at Massey.

Money talks

From funding applications to talking with investors such as venture capital firms, a Massey qualification gets you proposal-ready.


Massey's Business School is ranked in the top 5% of business colleges worldwide by AACSB International.


What's your plan — your own start-up, being a big business innovator, or Aotearoa's next venture capital firm? Massey has you covered.

Benefit from our world-class networks, experience and knowledge. Connect with investors, mentors and partners. Compete for funding. Collaborate with the brightest minds on leading-edge business ideas. Or on business solutions to some of the world's biggest social and environmental problems.

Business internships through Massey

Entrepreneurship and innovation is a good fit if you:

  • enjoy business studies
  • want to change business for the better
  • like to think analytically and creatively.

Courses in entrepreneurship and innovation may cover:

  • business strategy
  • funding options and pitching for investment
  • Māori and indigenous entrepreneurship
  • product research and development
  • testing business ideas
  • value proposition design, which explores how to create products or services customers want to buy.

How to study entrepreneurship and innovation

Discover what we offer if you’re interested in entrepreneurship and innovation – whether you’re coming to university for the first time, changing direction or returning to advance your study or career.

Undergraduate study

An undergraduate qualification is generally the first thing you’ll study at university.

Bachelor's degrees

Degrees are the standard qualifications you do at university – the most common is called a bachelor’s. Degrees give you enough time to explore your interests, and also focus on specific subjects.

Undergraduate diplomas

Undergraduate diplomas let you try university study before you commit to a degree. They’re also useful if you need to advance your career.

Graduate diplomas

Graduate diplomas can help you advance to postgraduate study or research in a subject you haven’t majored in for your undergraduate study.

Relevant undergraduate subjects to major or specialise in

When you apply to study at Massey, for some undergraduate qualifications you can choose what subject you’d like to specialise in. You can usually change your mind after you get to university, depending on the courses you enrol in.

International business

Postgraduate study

Once you’ve graduated with a bachelor’s degree – or have equivalent experience – you’ll be ready to take on postgraduate study.

Master's degrees

A master's degree normally builds on a main subject of study from your undergraduate degree.

Postgraduate certificates

Postgraduate certificates give you an introduction to postgraduate-level study. They’re shorter than postgraduate degrees. If you’re successful, you may be able to use the credits towards a postgraduate diploma

Postgraduate diplomas

Postgraduate diplomas are postgraduate-level qualifications that are longer than a postgraduate certificate. If you’re successful, you might be able to use the credits towards the longer master’s degree.

PhD and other doctoral degrees

Doctoral degrees, including PhDs, are the highest degrees we award. They’re very demanding and their entry criteria reflect this.

What our students say

“I completed the first half of my degree from Saudi Arabia. I’d been told that Massey has the best distance learning programmes.”
Simon Stephenson

Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

“The broad range of skills we learned during the programme – particularly accounting and start-up know-how, gave me the confidence to turn a hobby into a money-making enterprise.”
Stephanie Buckeridge

Diploma in Business Studies (Entrepreneurship and Small Business)

“Everything you learn can be applied which really starts to build your confidence. The future is exciting!”
Michelle Noordermeer

Master of Business Administration

Massey Student Enterprise: Develop your entrepreneurial mindset

Got a business idea? Massey Student Enterprise helps students and staff gain hands-on experience and knowledge to build a sustainable enterprise. 

Join a community of like-minded entrepreneurs and innovators, supported by people who understand your goals.

Location: All campuses and available to distance students

Jobs in entrepreneurship and innovation

Entrepreneurship and innovation careers range from technology and business, agriculture to the environment. About 85% of Massey’s Bachelor of Business graduates are employed in the business area of their choice within six months of graduation.

Our work placements and internships mean many students have jobs before they even graduate. Or the confidence to tread their own path and start up on their own.

Entrepreneur and innovation careers include:

  • agricultural or horticultural consultants
  • CEOs or managing directors
  • management consultants
  • property developers
  • sales and marketing managers
  • start-up owner-operators.

Annual salary ranges for jobs

Salary ranges disclaimer

Indicative pay rates are:

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Examples of where qualifications may take you.

Table showing jobs and what you could study to enter them.
Job Examples of what you could study
Agricultural or horticultural consultant Bachelor of Agribusiness
CEO or managing director in a large business Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
Master of Management (International Business)
Management consultant Bachelor of Business (Management)
Master of Business Studies
Sales or marketing manager Master of Business Studies (Marketing)

Accreditations and rankings

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Massey Business School is rated in the top 5% of global business colleges by AACSB International.

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Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Massey's MBA programmes (MBA and EMBA) are accredited by the Association of MBAs

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