Faculty of Science - Leading creativity and innovation in the sciences

Bioscience Enterprise

Subject description


Business and science often seem like two different worlds. The Postgraduate Diploma in Bioscience Enterprise and Master of Bioscience Enterprise represent an interdisciplinary programme which aims to give science graduates the skills to move with confidence in both. You will gain skills in the financial, marketing and legal aspects of science which will prepare you for a wide range of job opportunities in science and business enterprises.

The programme also offers plenty of networking opportunities for students to meet practitioners and leaders from industry and business. Scientists graduating from this programme will be business-savvy and comfortable in a business environment, and may give a company a competitive edge or be the key to a successful start-up.

Bioscience Enterprise courses can also be taken individually as electives in other programmes.


Structure and prerequisites

Postgraduate Diploma in Bioscience Enterprise (PGDipBioEnt)

The prerequisite is a BSc or BSc(Hons) with a major in Biological Sciences, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Science, Food Science, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology or Physiology, or a BE in Biomedical Engineering; or a BPharm; or a BTech in Biotechnology.



Master of Bioscience Enterprise (MBioEnt)

The prerequisite is a Postgraduate Diploma in Bioscience Enterprise.

Requirements: Research Masters


Career opportunities

Potential opportunities for graduates include marketing, market-analysis, product development, the regulatory and business development aspects of research commercialization in biotech companies, pharmaceutical companies, reagent or devices companies, the food and beverages industry, in technology transfer offices at Universities and Crown Research Institutes, and as analysts and consultants in business development firms, finance and investment firms, and Government agencies.


Help and advice

For more information please contact:

Director Bioscience Enterprise Programme
Phone: +64 9 923 9625 ext 89625
Email: director@bioscienterprise.ac.nz