12 months
27166 USD/year
5341 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Master of Bioscience Enterprise from University of Auckland is an interdisciplinary research masters degree that blends the best of Science, Business and Law to give Science graduates the skills to move with confidence in the business world. 

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Taught by the School of Biological Sciences, the Business School and the Faculty of Law, the Master of Bioscience Enterprise from University of Auckland teaches scientists to understand and protect the value of their research.

You’ll learn how to translate breakthrough discoveries into high value products, strategies for commercialisation, key aspects of intellectual property law, valuation tools, and how to write a business plan.

You’ll also complete a six-month industry internship, which offers a unique opportunity to put your skills into practice.


Graduates of the MBioEnt can look forward to opportunities in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, reagent or device companies; the food and beverage industry; technology transfer offices in universities; Crown Research Institutes; business development, finance and investment firms; and Government agencies.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Business analyst
  • Business development
  • Consultant
  • Market analyst
  • Marketing professional
  • Product development
  • Regulatory development

Programme Structure

Students must complete 120 points from the following courses:

  • 90-point thesis completed as a business research project and submitted during a six-month industry internship
  • 30 points from courses on the following topics: Science Enterprise Research Methods; Product Development and Regulatory Environments; Current Issues in Bioscience Enterprise 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Bioscience Enterprise (PGDipBioEnt) at the University of Auckland with a GPA of 6.0 in at least 90 points.
  • If you have completed an undergraduate degree (or higher) in science, engineering or technology, you must complete the PGDipBioEnt before applying for this programme. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27166 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27166 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5341 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5341 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$9,193.20
  • International: NZ$46,752

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Bioscience Enterprise
University of Auckland


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