Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Level 7)

(Sport contextualisation)

Programme highlights

Thinking about owning and operating your own business or intending to work in an organisation focused on innovation?  

This innovation and entrepreneurship graduate diploma focuses on developing your innovation and creative thinking in sport and community organisations.  

Whether you are thinking of developing a new product or service in your organisation, or you are wanting to grow your existing or new business, the  graduate diploma in innovation and entrepreneurship will provide the skills and practice to get you started. 

Learn, create, develop and grow ideas from conception through to market presence. Using leading-edge concepts, methodologies and tools, this qualification has a strong emphasis on combining theory and real-world application.  

Topics studied will be contextualised for the sporting industry, and include entrepreneurship, strategic planning, product development and sustainability. 

This qualification will immerse you in developing an innovative industry project for an existing or new sport or community organisation, providing you with the first step into your entrepreneurial journey.

All courses follow a blended delivery model, with classes being held at MIT Manukau campus and online via video conferencing. Classes will be held twice a week in the late afternoon/evening. MIT Manukau offers free parking during these class hours.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, July
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau
Level 7
Domestic fees $6,400 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Not available
Programme Code MN4542
Duration

One year (full-time); or up to four years part-time

Study Method Full-time, Part-time, Blended (face-to-face, practical and online)
Credits 120
International Fees NZD$21,700 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Not available
Qualification MIT Graduate Diploma

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Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Successfully completed a bachelor's degree in any field excluding the specific graduate diploma field; or
  • Successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a bachelor's degree); or
  • Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three years' full-time work experience (relevant to business studies); and
  • Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (with no score below 5.5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent.

Provisional entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

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Career opportunities

On completion of this qualification, you will have the ability to think about, create and grow high potential small to medium-sized businesses.

You may choose to establish your own entrepreneurial venture, work as a business advisor in the areas of product development and innovation management or manage new or established ventures to high growth, in both national and international arenas.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below six or seven courses (120 credits):

Level 6

341.630 Entrepreneurship (15 credits)

You will acquire a broad overview of the principles, theories and practice of entrepreneurship and analyse the significance of entrepreneurial activity to economic well-being.

You will explore the key resources, skills, techniques, attitudes and ethics required to operate successfully in an entrepreneurial environment, and also examine the role of governments and other regulatory bodies in fostering entrepreneurial activity.

Learning hours required for this course:

  • Lecturer directed learning hours: 48
  • Self-directed learning hours: 102
  • Total learning hours: 150

341.631 Innovation and creativity (15 credits)

This course examines the nature of creativity and innovation within a business environment.

You will master a number of practical tools to aid the creative process and learn how to use innovation to establish and maintain a competitive advantage in increasingly unpredictable business environments.

Learning hours required for this course:

  • Lecturer directed learning hours: 48
  • Self-directed learning hours: 102
  • Total learning hours: 150

341.632 Strategic planning for small business (15 credits)

You will develop a strategic plan for a small business in New Zealand.

  • Determine the values, beliefs and vision for a small business to inform the strategic plan
  • Conduct analyses to inform the strategic plan
  • Determine the direction, goals, tactics and key performance indicators for a small business to inform the strategic plan
  • Develop and present a strategic plan and associated implementation plan for a small business.

Learning hours required for this course:

  • Lecturer directed learning hours: 48
  • Self-directed learning hours: 102
  • Total learning hours: 150

Level 7

341.737 Managing for growth (15 credits)

Pre-requisites: 341.630 Entrepreneurship

You will critically evaluate the challenge of managing change in organisations that aspire to pursue high growth, innovation, globalisation and/or entrepreneurial strategies.

The central themes are the impact and imprint of the owner/key executive on the company and the development of cross-functional systems that will lead to sustainable growth.

Learning hours required for this course:

  • Lecturer directed learning hours: 48
  • Self-directed learning hours: 102
  • Total learning hours: 150

341.738 Product development (15 credits)

Pre-requisites: You must complete and pass at least two level 6 courses related to your graduate diploma.

You will learn to examine the requirements for the effective management of the cross-functional activities in new product and service development, and critically evaluate appropriate tools and methods for achieving the best outcomes.

Learning hours required for this course:

  • Lecturer directed learning hours: 48
  • Self-directed learning hours: 102
  • Total learning hours: 150

The industry project is the capstone of the graduate diploma. You will normally complete your industry project in the final two-quarters of your study. 

You must complete either:

341.752 Industry project (45 credits)

Pre-requisites: You must complete and pass at least two level 6 courses related to your graduate diploma.

You will develop capabilities related to your graduate diploma (innovation and entrepreneurship, sport contextualisation), in a hands-on immersion in industry practice.

You will apply your learning, test the relevance of academic theories to the workplace and reflect critically on this relationship between your academic study and industry practice. Your project will also enable you to carry out a significant work assignment for your host organisation on a topic in a field allied to your graduate diploma.

You will then present a project report in conjunction with an academic supervisor. The project forms the final component of the programme and requires you to produce work of the highest quality as evidence of your development.

  • Lecturer directed learning hours: 190
  • Self-directed learning hours: 260
  • Total learning hours: 450

Or

341.753 Industry project (part A) (15 credits)

Pre-requisites: Students must complete and pass at least two level 6 courses related to your graduate diploma.

You will carry out a project for your host organisation on a topic in a field related to your graduate diploma (innovation and entrepreneurship, sport contextualisation), by identifying a project, host organisation and developing and presenting a research proposal.

341.754 Industry project (part B) (30 credits)

Pre-requisites: You must complete and pass at least two level 6 courses related to your graduate diploma and industry project (part A).

You will develop capabilities related to your graduate diploma (innovation and entrepreneurship, sport contextualisation), in a hands-on immersion in industry practice. 

You will apply your learning, test the relevance of academic theories to the workplace and reflect critically on this relationship between your academic study and industry practice. Your project will also enable you to carry out a significant work assignment for your host organisation on a topic in a field allied to your graduate diploma. 

You will then present a project report in conjunction with an academic supervisor. The project forms the final component of the programme and requires you to produce work of the highest quality as evidence of your development.

Key dates

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Key information for students

Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. Applicants must meet the following entry requirements: (a) Academic entry requirement 7.2.1. Successfully completed a bachelor s degree in any field excluding the specific graduate diploma field. OR 7.2.2. Successfully completed a Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor s degree). OR 7.2.3. Evidence of equivalent practical, professional or educational experience e.g. three years full time work experience [relevant to business studies]. AND 7.2.4. Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (with no score below 6.0 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent. 7.3. Selection Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received. An interview process will be available on application to counsel the appropriate choice of programme, to determine whether any specific support is required and to ensure students are well informed about the programme s demands and requirements. Whanau/family will be invited to accompany applicants to these interviews.
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Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.