Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is about creating new businesses.

Studying in this area involves learning what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur in a variety of settings.

This includes things like leadership and management skills and the ability to spot and seize opportunities.

Entrepreneurship may also be about how to run small businesses.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Did you know?

Most huge companies such as Apple, Microsoft and Ford were started by entrepreneurs: Steve Jobs (1955-2011), Bill Gates (1955-) and Henry Ford (1863-1947) respectively (and with help from partners).

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Entrepreneur
  • Businessperson
  • New product designer
  • Inventor
  • Product manager
  • Small business advisor
  • Economic development consultant
  • Business and innovation mentor
  • Business studies teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

158% of national
median earnings


Employment

75%
Employed
1%
Unemployed
15%
Further study
9%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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