Strategic Management - Management - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Strategy and Entrepreneurship

What is Strategy and Entrepreneurship?

This is the name for one of the Majors available within the B.Com degree. The subject areas covered by this Major include Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development, and International Entrepreneurship. The focus of these subjects is to show how managers can configure businesses and organizations to meet the needs of markets and fulfill their owners' objectives. The Major is designed to balance skills in analysis and formulation of strategy with the knowledge of business functions that is inherent in developing businesses successfully.

Why study Strategy and Entrepreneurship?

Courses in Strategy and Entrepreneurship foster integrative thinking about business problems. They open up career opportunities in general management or management consulting, for example through graduate training programmes. They will also assist graduates seeking to work in smaller firms and those who would like to run their own businesses. In addition, the courses usefully complement other business and management disciplines, for example general management, international business, marketing or human resource management.

Degree structure

Strategy and Entrepreneurship is offered as a major within the B.Com degree. Students who complete the B.Com with good grades are encouraged to continue their studies and complete the M.Com degree. Students taking other B.Com majors can also take strategy and entrepreneurship courses as electives.

Details of the B.Com major in Strategy and Entrepreneurship can be found on


Contact Information

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Department of Management
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

For general information on University courses or enrolment procedures:

University Liaison Officer, Freephone: 0800 VARSITY (827 748) in New Zealand

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