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Minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Learn how to develop your ideas into products, services, or solutions that may help us change the way we work, think and live.

Whether you want to start your own business or develop skills in creative thinking and problem solving, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s new minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship may be for you.

The minor, which can be taken as part of any undergraduate degree at the University, will prepare you with the skills you need to thrive in the modern economy.

Become a creative problem solver

In today’s ever-changing business environment, the ability to think creatively and approach problems from a fresh perspective is more important than ever. Through the minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship you’ll develop a unique way of thinking about the challenges that face the world today.

Turn your business idea into a reality

If you’ve got a great idea for a product or service but no idea how to get it off the ground, the minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship will give you the skills and tools you need to realise your vision. You’ll also have the opportunity to work in The Atom—Te Kahu o Te Ao Innovation Space, a co-working space for student entrepreneurs.

Be in demand

The minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship will enable you to work for a start-up or to start your own businesses or social venture, but it will also help prepare you for careers in a range of organisations including commercial companies, government agencies, and NGOs.

Get in touch for course advice

If you need help deciding if the minor is right for you, what degree or courses to do, or guidance on your current course of study, get in touch. You can book an appointment in Wellington or Auckland, or we can help over the phone or by email.


In order to complete a minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship you must complete four courses from the minor’s schedule as part of your degree.

These must include the following two core courses:

Plus, one of the following specialisations:

Commercial Law


Information Systems


Public Policy

Or you can include the core courses:

Plus, two other courses from the following:

The prerequisites for courses in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship minor schedule have been designed to enable students from any degree program to complete the minor within their existing course of study in the most efficient manner possible.