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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Introductory

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.

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: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate an understanding of core theoretical frameworks that underpin the field of entrepreneurship. Intellectual rigour
2 Evaluate and critique proposed entrepreneurial endeavours through an examination of their theoretical and market foundations. Lifelong learning
3 Explain innovation and critique the innovativeness of proposed entrepreneurial endeavours and activities. Creativity
4 Assess 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

Prescribed texts

  • 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.