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Entrepreneurship Micro-credential

Learn how to turn your business idea into a reality. Immerse yourself in the world of entrepreneurship as you discover, develop and drive forward business ideas to create new products, services or brands.


We’ve got 250 scholarships for our micro-credential short courses, to help Kiwis explore and up-skill in a range of important topics like technology, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.  Use the code EXPLORE24 when you apply.

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10 weeks

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100% online, expertly facilitated

NZQA accredited, level 8 (15 Credits)

Available start dates

  • 2nd October 2024
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Outcomes and Pathways

What this course offers and how you will benefit

Build the essential skills, attitudes and attributes of a successful entrepreneur as you develop your own business pitch deck during this practical Level 8 NZQA accredited (15 credits) micro-credential.

Gain valuable insights from course tutors and seasoned entrepreneurs on your business idea through weekly live online sessions over 10 weeks. This highly collaborative course offers regular opportunities for you to ask questions and seek useful feedback to improve your business idea or start up.

Wherever you are on your journey to entrepreneurship, this short course offers essential skills to take you to the next level.

Being a successful entrepreneur requires more than hard work, it requires a new product or business concept to meet an untapped market need. A great idea, well executed, has the ability to create a sustainable business or even a significant entity that employs thousands of people. At the heart of all successful businesses are core building blocks that all businesses need. There are no short cuts for a great idea, strong systems and processes, and a digital core that streamlines and connects people, customers, operations, logistics, procurement and people.

Dr David Parsons | Research Director, academyEX
Dr David Parsons Research Director, academyEX

Confidence in using critical thinking to find opportunities and solve problems

Connect with a network of like-minded business owners

Develop a peer-reviewed pitch deck for your business idea

Gain access to legal, financial and marketing business resources


Where this could take you

Apply your knowledge to start your own business or develop a side-hustle

Follow your passion

Take your idea and continue to research, develop and evolve it as you work toward a successful side-hustle.

Start your own business

Turn your idea for a new business, product or service into a reality or add a new brand to your current business.

Continued learning


How this Micro-credential works

Incorporate the skills of entrepreneurship into your world

Apply and Enrol

If you are ready to enrol, complete the online application form. We will be in touch to provide you with everything you need to know to get started on your micro-credential journey.

Entrepreneurship Essentials

Begin with exploring entrepreneurship essentials - skills that are characteristic of successful entrepreneurs. Extend your understanding of data and pattern recognition for market validation, testing and prototyping.

Skills, Attitudes and Attributes

Expand your skill set engaging with ideas and frameworks for strategic thinking, funding and finance, communication, team building and entrepreneurial wellbeing. Apply your learning to create a pitch deck for an idea you are passionate about.

Follow up

Put your project into practice or further your knowledge with our Master of Technological Futures or Master of Change and Organisational Resilience


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