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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:
1identify the traits, behaviours and competencies necessary to become a successful business founder
2demonstrate self-awareness of current capabilities and deficiencies in skills to effectively navigate the entrepreneurial journey
3examine the differing leadership and communication proficiencies required to navigate through the venture development stages individually and/or in groups
4relate the importance of stakeholders to entrepreneurial ventures.

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

  1. identify the traits, behaviours and competencies necessary to become a successful business founder
  2. demonstrate self-awareness of current capabilities and deficiencies in skills to effectively navigate the entrepreneurial journey
  3. examine the differing leadership and communication proficiencies required to navigate through the venture development stages individually and/or in groups
  4. relate the importance of stakeholders to entrepreneurial ventures.

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Reflective writing30%
Critical review30%
Presentation40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Reflective writing30%
Critical review30%
Presentation40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Reflective writing30%
Critical review30%
Presentation40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Reflective writing30%
Critical review30%
Presentation40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Reflective writing30%
Critical review30%
Presentation40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Reflective writing30%
Critical review30%
Presentation40%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Reflective writing30%
Critical review30%
Presentation40%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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