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The Entrepreneurial Mind - Foundations of Entrepreneurship (11198.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Business School


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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (198301) - View
  • Semester 1, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (184556) - View

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This unit includes instruction in opportunity recognition, commercialising a concept, marshalling resources in the face of risk, and initiating a business venture. Topics include entrepreneurship, understanding entrepreneurial perspective, attributes and qualities, marketing research, environmental assessment, financial preparation, developing creativity, ethical and social responsibility challenges, sources of information and assistance in Australia, developing and presenting a business plan, assessment and evaluation of opportunities, strategic planning and managing entrepreneurial growth.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Articulate of the nature of entrepreneurship and its role in business to colleagues and peers;

2. Determine elements of entrepreneurial behaviour including approaches to teamwork and co-production, communication, creative and critical thinking, innovation, risk-taking and ethical responsibility for your professional development;

3. Distinguish and explain the important elements of business planning, managing rapid growth and overcoming obstacles in an entrepreneurial environment;

4. Discover and summarise significant sources of funding, information, and business support and assistance, including significant entrepreneurial events and entrepreneurs over the last fifty years; and

5. Connect, network and build relationships with entrepreneurs and industry.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of on-campus lectures and interactive workshops per week.





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