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Unit description

Critically analyses the role of the founder from business startup to maturity. Students explore the evolution of the startup process and build their entrepreneurial knowledge across various contexts of leadership, building teams, managing external stakeholders, executing strategy and financing.  

Unit content

Module 1: Understanding Entrepreneurs

Module 2: The Founder's dilemma

Module 3: Moving from 'me' to 'we'

Module 4: The importance of managing stakeholders

Module 5: Letting go

Module 6: Pains and Gains of the Founder's journey

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1Demonstrate a critical understanding of the startup evolution and role of the entrepreneur in searching for a viable business model
2Develop awareness and understanding of the multiple functions of the business startup to maturity process
3Understanding the role of communication, teamwork and stakeholder engagement in building a successful business

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the startup evolution and role of the entrepreneur in searching for a viable business model
  2. Develop awareness and understanding of the multiple functions of the business startup to maturity process
  3. Understanding the role of communication, teamwork and stakeholder engagement in building a successful business

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Written Proposal20%
Report50%
Visual Report30%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Written Proposal20%
Report50%
Visual Report30%
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