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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 Demonstrate an understanding of core theoretical frameworks that underpin the field of entrepreneurship.
2 Evaluate and critique proposed entrepreneurial endeavours through an examination of their theoretical and market foundations.
3 Explain innovation and critique the innovativeness of proposed entrepreneurial endeavours and activities.
4 Assess the integration of entrepreneurial endeavours with a firm's stated strategic imperative.

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

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

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.