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2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019

Unit aim

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Scarborough, NM & Cornwall, JR, 2018, Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Global Edition, 9th edn, Pearson, Pearson Higher Ed, USA. ISBN: 9781292266022.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%

Melbourne - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%

Perth

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%

Sydney - The Hotel School

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Case study20%
Case study40%
Exam: closed book40%
Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

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