Unit aim

Offers an applied approach allowing students to work through the new venture creation process. This includes the identification of opportunity concepts and the market potential of the new venture, developing appropriate strategies for planning and managing growth and identifying and assessing critical resources for the proposed new venture. The process acts as a screen of internal and external factors that can impact upon a new venture.

Unit content

The unit is developed around 8 topics that combined with assessment designed to create a questioning and critical approach builds an understanding of the concept and application of new venture creation.

Topic 1 - The new venture process
Topic 2 - Identifying opportunities for new ventures
Topic 3 - Screening opportunities and potential markets
Topic 4 - Accessing resources for new ventures
Topic 5 - Strategising
Topic 6 - Financing new ventures
Topic 7 - Growth and development
Topic 8 - Harvest options and strategies

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 3

  • Timmons, JA, Gillin, LM, Burshtein, SL & Spinelli, S, Jr, 2011, New Venture Creation: Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, Boston. ISBN: 9780070277663.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

New Zealand - MIT

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Online Participation20%
Case study30%
Report50%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Online Participation20%
Case study30%
Report50%

Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Online Participation20%
Case study30%
Report50%
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