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Unit description

Deals with the realities confronting entrepreneurial decision making in a contemporary context and introduces students to core entrepreneurship concepts - students assess how to harness the creative potential of complex dynamics in a systemic approach that creates, grows and amplifies value throughout the system. The unit explores business strategy and entrepreneurship and provides a framework for understanding relevant theory and its application.

Unit content

Topic 1: The Development of Entrepreneurship

Topic 2: Creativity and Innovation

Topic 3: Contemporary Entrepreneurship Practices

Topic 4: Entrepreneurial Leadership and Management Skills

Topic 5: Entrepreneurial Planning and Growth

Topic 6: Building a Team and Leading a Growing Company

Topic 7: E-commerce and the Entrepreneur

Topic 8: Identifying Opportunities for New Ventures

Topic 9: Screening Opportunities and Potential Markets

Topic 10: Accessing Resources for New Ventures

Topic 11: Financing New Ventures

Topic 12: Global Aspects of Entrepreneurship  

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Demonstrate an understanding of core theoretical frameworks that underpin the field of entrepreneurship.Intellectual rigour
2Evaluate and critique proposed entrepreneurial endeavours through an examination of their theoretical and market foundations.Lifelong learning
3Explain innovation and critique the innovativeness of proposed entrepreneurial endeavours and activities.Creativity
4Assess the integration of entrepreneurial endeavours with a firm's stated strategic imperative.Lifelong learning

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of core theoretical frameworks that underpin the field of entrepreneurship.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. Evaluate and critique proposed entrepreneurial endeavours through an examination of their theoretical and market foundations.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. Explain innovation and critique the innovativeness of proposed entrepreneurial endeavours and activities.
    • GA2: Creativity
  4. Assess the integration of entrepreneurial endeavours with a firm's stated strategic imperative.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

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