MGMT342-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


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.

MGMT342 is part of the B.Com major in Strategy and Entrepreneurship. It provides a comprehensive overview of the entrepreneurial process and new venture development. Students will learn the concepts for creating and implementing new ideas, develop innovative skills and understand the vital role played by entrepreneurs in the global economy. This course will prepare students with entrepreneurial mindsets and self-efficacy, techniques for opportunity identification, knowledge in venture financing and valuation, and skills to manage risk and failure. The course also complements MGMT324 International Entrepreneurship and MGMT343 Social Entrepreneurship. Students with a passion for developing their own ventures are encouraged to participate in entré and University Center for Entrepreneurship Summer Startup Program.

As a 15-point course, this course represents 150 hours of learning, of which the timetabled classes are but one component. Students will also need to complete the weekly course readings and case analysis, and apply their learning in the individual assignment and group assignment.

Learning Outcomes

The objectives of the course are:
1. Recognizing the importance of entrepreneurial mindset and innovative skills in new venture development.
2. Understanding key components of business models.
3. Interpreting the entrepreneurial opportunity landscape.
4. Explaining how strategic thinking applies in new venture development.
5. Implementing entrepreneurial skills through project-based learning.
6. Analyzing the factors leading to new venture growth and failure.
7. Evaluating the performance of new ventures from different aspects.


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


MGMT 321

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 140
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Timetable Note

Lectures for this course are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Claire Bi


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Individual Reflection (activity based) 20% Week 4
Individual Reflection (lecture based) 20% Week 6
Case Analysis / Simulation Game 20% Week 9
Project Report 25% Week 12
Project Presentation 15% Week 12

Assessment in Te Reo Māori
In recognising that Te Reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand, the University provides for students who may wish to use Te Reo Māori in their assessment. If you intend to submit your work in Te Reo Māori you are required to do the following:

Read the Assessment in Te Reo Māori Policy and ensure that you meet the conditions set out in the policy. This includes, but is not limited to, informing the Course Coordinator 1) no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the course that you wish to use Te Reo Māori and 2) at least 15 working days before each assessment due date that you wish to use Te Reo Māori.

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 $893.00

International fee $4,200.00

* 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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