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University of Otago, School of Business Master of Entrepreneurship (MEntr)
University of Otago, School of Business

Master of Entrepreneurship (MEntr)

Dunedin, New Zealand

15 Months

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Mar 2025

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Master of Entrepreneurship (MEntr)

The Master of Entrepreneurship degree is a 15-month programme designed to support those with an entrepreneurial spirit who want to start an innovative new venture and who aspire to the entrepreneurial lifestyle. The Master of Entrepreneurship degree is based on the premise that the knowledge and skills needed to survive and thrive in business can be taught while the attitudes required of entrepreneurs can be identified and encouraged.

Structure of the Programme

(a) Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements set out in the MEntr Schedule.

(b) A candidate must pass the required papers in Part A sequentially.

(c) A candidate without sufficient grounding in specific areas may be directed by the Director of Entrepreneurship either to:

(i) attend short programmes of instruction, or

(ii) carry out prescribed reading and study.

A formal examination may be required.

(d) Before commencing the business incubation requirements of the programme, a candidate shall obtain approval from the Director of Entrepreneurship for the business idea, the mentors and supervisor(s) and the proposed approach.

(e) A candidate may not present a paper or a project report that has previously been accepted for another qualification.

Admission to the Programme

(a) Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) who must be satisfied that the candidate has the ability and experience to complete the degree.

(b) Every applicant must normally be a graduate or have an alternative professional qualification.

(c) In exceptional circumstances, an applicant who is not a graduate may be considered on the basis of alternative qualifications or satisfactory training and experience in management or administration in business or other entrepreneurial activity. Such preparation must be equivalent to a degree, and the candidate must provide evidence of ability to undertake the advanced level academic study. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce) may require a candidate to pass one or more prescribed papers either before admission to or concurrently with the programme.

(d) Applicants may be expected to have first obtained a satisfactory result in the Graduate Management Admission Test.

(e) An applicant for the degree will be required to attend an interview with the Director of Entrepreneurship.

Program Admission Requirements

Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.

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