MGMT342-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


The main focus of this course is the independent entrepreneur as business founder. The course covers the nature of new business ventures, why many fail, family firms, and how new small businesses are financed. Case studies are used extensively and students must also produce their own business proposal and business plan. This course is highly recommended for those students interested in competing in the Entre $85K Challenge.

This course forms part of the B.Com major in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and the B.Com minor in Entrepreneurship. It is complemented by MGMT324 International Entrepreneurship and MGMT343 Social Entrepreneurship. Students with a passion for developing their own ventures should consider taking INOV290 and / or participating in the Entré $85K Challenge.

The estimated workload breakdown for MGMT342 is:
Lectures: 24 hours
Case analysis: 8 hours
Individual reflections: 48 hours
Group Assignment: 48 hours
Lecture Preparation: 22 hours
Total: 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • Know how to make sense of the entrepreneurial opportunity landscape;
  • Understand how strategic and entrepreneurial thinking applies in new ventures;
  • Be able to critically evaluate approaches to corporate entrepreneurship;
  • Discuss the merits of different new venture pathways;
  • Appreciate the role of different forms of new venture funding;
  • Understand the components of new venture business plans;
  • Evaluate the financial performance of new ventures;
  • Discuss the factors leading to new venture growth and failure;
  • Appreciate the complexity of running new ventures via role play.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


(1) ACCT102; and (2) A further 45 points at 200-level or above


MGMT 321

Course Coordinator

Diane Mollenkopf


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Business pitch and presentation 20% Week 4 & 12 (10% each)
Case analysis 30% Week 3 & 6 (15% each)
Individual reflections 30% Week 4, 8 & 12 (10% each)
Group project report 20% Week 11

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Kuratko, Donald F; Entrepreneurship : theory, process, practice ; Eleventh edition; Cengage Learning, 2018.

Learning resources posted on LEARN.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $868.00

International fee $4,075.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Management, Marketing and Tourism .

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