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Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship

 

Our part-time programmes provide the core knowledge and skills to successfully commercialise and take to market new products, services and processes based on research discoveries, inventions and new ideas.

 

Programme duration: Postgraduate certificate (one year part-time) then on to masters (eight months part-time)


Who is the programme designed for?

 

 

Business developers and tech transfer people

Our programme suits those working in-house at private and public organisations as well as start-ups who want to get innovation out to market faster. Previous graduates have come from The Foodbowl, Air New Zealand, Microsoft and Fisher & Paykel.

Commercial and project managers

Learn the steps in leading and managing the process of commercialisation and innovation. Graduates include staff from Alto Packaging, RainRaker and Schneider Electric.

Research development and product managers

Have the confidence to incorporate new ideas into your product and bring them to market. Our graduates include staff from Serato, Comvita and Konnect NET.

Scientists, engineers and PhD candidates

Learn how to commercialise your university research and knowledge. Previous graduates include researchers from the Faculty of Medical Health Sciences, the Institute of Environmental Science and Research, and Uniservices.

Legal and patent executives

Gain invaluable practical insights that will ensure you completely understand your client’s commercialisation journey. Our graduates include lawyers from Nick Hodson Lawyers, AJ Park, and James and Wells Intellectual Property.

Entrepreneurs

Be armed with the knowledge and skills to commercialise and take to business your venture or idea. Our graduates include entrepreneurs from Wine Grenade, U-Parkit and Junior Learning.

Business developers and tech transfer people

Our programme suits those working in-house at private and public organisations as well as start-ups who want to get innovation out to market faster. Previous graduates have come from The Foodbowl, Air New Zealand, Microsoft and Fisher & Paykel.

Commercial and project managers

Learn the steps in leading and managing the process of commercialisation and innovation. Graduates include staff from Alto Packaging, RainRaker and Schneider Electric.

Research development and product managers

Have the confidence to incorporate new ideas into your product and bring them to market. Our graduates include staff from Serato, Comvita and Konnect NET.

Scientists, engineers and PhD candidates

Learn how to commercialise your university research and knowledge. Previous graduates include researchers from the Faculty of Medical Health Sciences, the Institute of Environmental Science and Research, and Uniservices.

Legal and patent executives

Gain invaluable practical insights that will ensure you completely understand your client’s commercialisation journey. Our graduates include lawyers from Nick Hodson Lawyers, AJ Park, and James and Wells Intellectual Property.

Entrepreneurs

Be armed with the knowledge and skills to commercialise and take to business your venture or idea. Our graduates include entrepreneurs from Wine Grenade, U-Parkit and Junior Learning.

Read this short article on four MCE students to get an understanding of the diverse backgrounds of the working professionals who are choosing to invest their time and focus on gaining a Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship. Read article

Information Sessions

Attending an information session will give you a deeper insight into our masters and postgraduate certificate programmes in Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship. Come and find out how this programme can suit your needs and give you an edge in your industry. Get answers to all your questions and information on eligibility, funding, programme structure and how the programmes are taught. We look forward to welcoming you at the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Location: Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Level 1 (orange foyer space next to ASB Bank), Sir Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland

Time: 5.30 – 6.30pm

Dates:

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Industry engagement

To ensure industry relevance of our programme, we take an applied learning approach which includes strong integration with industry. Our students have the opportunity to hear from and network with industry leaders and experts in innovation, entrepreneurship and related topics.

Every fortnight these industry experts and entrepreneurs come in and share their knowledge with the classes.

Recent speakers include:

  • Colin Hodges | Soul Machines
  • Scott Bishop | Z Energy
  • Cath O’Brien | Air New Zealand
  • Ian Hosie | Revolution Fibres
  • Edward Encarnacion | Vodafone
  • Laura Falconer | WNT Ventures
  • Michael Friedberg | IBM
  • Jeannine Walsh | Beca
  • Kevin Hart | GE Global

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Teachers/mentors

Professor Kenneth Husted

Academic Head, Professor of Innovation and Research Management

Adjunct Professor Dr Peter Lee

New Zealand’s Chief Defence Technologist, UniServices Investment Adviser

Dr Brian Karlson

Co-Founder and CEO of Transfercar

Facilities

Lectures for the Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship are delivered in the University of Auckland Business School’s award-winning Sir Owen G Glenn Building on Grafton Road.

Students can also access Unleash Space, the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s innovation hub and makerspace, on Symonds Street. This is a purpose built space for creating what you can imagine, designing for today and prototyping for tomorrow. There are meeting and collaboration spaces and a range of events and workshops running throughout the University year. The Create and Maker Space in Unleash Space has 3D printers, a laser cutter, routers, electronics, vacuum formers, sewing machines, art supplies and other tools and machinery.

The University of Auckland has extensive study and library services and a range of dining options.

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Important dates

Application date:

Closing date for applications to the 2020 programme is 1 November 2019 though late applications may be accepted.

There is an Orientation day on 5 December 2019 for the 2020 cohort where you will meet your fellow cohort and members of the academic teaching team. Details will be sent to those who are offered a place in the programme.

Quarter 1 – Start January

  Quarter starts Quarter ends
Quarter 1 Mon 13/01/2020 Sat 28/03/2020
Quarter 2 Wed 15/04/2020 Sat 27/06/2020
Quarter 3 Mon 06/07/2020 Sat 19/09/2020
Quarter 4 Mon 28/09/2020 Sat 12/12/2020

 

Programme structures

Postgraduate Certificate (60 points)

Taught part-time over one year the Postgraduate Certificate requires the candidate to complete 60 points of taught courses. It can be completed while working or studying full-time. Lectures are delivered on Fridays 3-7pm and Saturdays 9am-12pm.

Masters (120 points)

Taught part-time over 20 months, the masters requires a combination of taught courses and research. It can be completed while working or studying full-time. You must complete the Postgraduate Certificate.

Fees and subsidies

The Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship is competitively priced and fees can be paid on a quarterly basis.

As a guide, domestic student tuition fees for 2019 for these programmes were:

Master of Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship $9,337

Postgraduate Certificate in Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship $4,670
For up-to-date fees information, see here.

50% subsidy for people in the New Zealand science system
A Return on Science 50% subsidy on fees is available for eligible university academic staff, research and post-doctoral fellows, and those working in Crown Research Institutes. Return on Science aims to encourage the growth of university and CRI capabilities to capitalise on their strong research base. For further information, email mce@auckland.ac.nz

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View our prospectus

Take a look through our current prospectus. View by e-book or download a pdf. For a hard copy to be sent to you, email mce@auckland.ac.nz.

View our employer guide

Find out about the value of sponsoring an employee to complete an MCE, including the characteristics of a good candidate and recommendations for a successful sponsorship arrangement. View by e-book or download a pdf. For a hard copy to be sent to you, email mce@auckland.ac.nz.


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