Bachelor of Entrepreneurship

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Planning your programme effectively, especially with the help of our Management Student Centre (MSC) staff, will help to ensure that you meet all the requirements for your qualification and/or subject.

MSC's Contact Details
Phone:+64 7 838 4303
Email:msc@waikato.ac.nz
Website:www.management.ac.nz/msc-askme

The academic year is split into semesters, A (Mar-Jun) and B (Jul-Oct) are standard semesters and S (Jan-Feb) and T (Nov-Dec) are short six to eight week Summer School semesters. The normal workload for A and B semesters is 60 points, or four first year papers, each semester. The maximum workload in summer school is 40 points. You must have at least seven Level 1 papers for Studylink to consider you a full-time student.

First Year Compulsory Papers (all 15 points each)


ACCT101 Accounting for Management
An introduction to accounting, examining the role of accounting in organisations and society, and the construction and use of accounting information. A non-specialist approach involving management and user perspectives on accounting information.


ECON100 Business Economics and the New Zealand Economy
An introduction to the analysis of market environments and the New Zealand economy from a business and policy perspective


MCOM133 Introduction to Corporate Communication
This paper provides an introduction to the diverse functions of corporate communication. It also explores how important creativity is in making corporate communication work at all levels.

Note(s): If you do not have a strong background in literacy then you may be directed to take MCOM104 Written Communication for Managers, before attempting MCOM133.


MKTS151 Introduction to Marketing
Marketing affects many aspects of our lives. This paper introduces the study of marketing by discussing key marketing concepts, including international aspects that impact our experiences as consumers of goods and services.


STMG191 Introduction to Management
This paper provides an appreciation of management essentials and the role of managers in a contemporary context.

Note(s): If you do not have a strong background in literacy then you may be directed to take MCOM104 Written Communication for Managers, before attempting STMG191.

STMG192 The Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurs face many paradoxes in their endeavours and this paper will help you to examine the types, characteristics, skills and conditions that build successful entrepreneurs.

You will also normally take the free compulsory MNGT060 Writing Competency Module in your first semester of study, please note that if you do not pass this module then you will be required to take MCOM104 in your second semester of study.

Possible first year elective papers

Other than your first year compulsory papers, you may choose first year elective papers (Level 1 or 100) from almost any subject though you may need to select specific preparation papers depending upon your previous academic study and future major subject choices.

WMS Papers include:

  • ACCT102 Introductory Financial Accounting
  • AGRI101 Agribusiness – Making Dirt Pay
  • ECON110 Economics and Society
  • FINA101 Financial Literacy and Wealth Management
  • MCOM102 Communication in an online society
  • MCOM104 Written Communication for Management
  • MCOM111 Introduction to Leadership
  • MCOM122 Diversity and Communication Management
  • MNGT100 Management and Sustainability
  • MSYS121 The World of Electronic Commerce
  • TOMG101 Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality
  • TOMG110 Cruise Ship Tourism

For WMS papers visit Papers by Subject Code and choose Level 1 papers, or if you wish to look at all subject papers visit http://papers.waikato.ac.nz/

Some papers have prerequisites (entry requirements, for example a certain level of study at NCEA, or another university paper that ensures you have a level of understanding to participate), corequisites (a paper that you must take at the same time) and/or restrictions (only one of the restricted papers can be taken). You may be required to take a particular prerequisite paper as your elective if you do not fulfil the entry requirements for your chosen papers. If you are planning a second major in Accounting then you may need to include ACCT102 unless you meet the prerequisite for ACCT202. Careful programme planning is advised.

It is possible to change your optional paper choices once you are enrolled. You can normally change your enrolment in papers prior to , or in the first one or two weeks of semester.

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