NEW Qualifications in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation

AucklandICT President, Kevin Andreassend, believes that a workforce with highly developed business knowledge that can maximise innovation, opportunities is one of the keys to ensure a growing ICT Export sector.

Two new qualifications in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation are going to be introduced by the Business School in 2012 in response to demand from students.

The Business School understands that employers are looking for graduates who have business knowledge and an understanding of innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialisation of research or other ideas.

The new programmes are a Grad Cert / GradDip in Innovation and Entrepreneurship targeted at those who have a non-business Bachelor’s Degree and want to develop an understanding of business fundamentals and knowledge of how value is created through creative thinking, science and technology, leading to the introduction of commercially successful innovations by small, large or new organisations.

The PG Cert / Masters in Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship is for those who wish to develop core knowledge and skills essential to moving research and innovation from the lab to the market place. You will learn how to test and validate customer needs and market demand, protect intellectual property, obtain funding, sell research related innovations and develop successful commercialization projects.

These programmes are for people who are interested in working in start-ups, or with an established small, medium or large innovative organization.

Further information about these programmes can be found on the links above or go to http://www.business.auckland.ac.nz/prospectus.

Alternatively you can contact Darsel Keane, Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning on d.keane at auckland.ac.nz.

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