The Entrepreneurial Mind - Foundations of Entrepreneurship (11198.3)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Business, Government & Law
|Canberra Business School
|Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Articulate and explain the nature of entrepreneurship, its role in business, and the importance of entrepreneurship in today¿s economy/society;
2. Demonstrate good positive communication skills, industry connection, networking and relationship building with entrepreneurs and the business industry for their careers in the future;
3. Identify and apply entrepreneurial behaviour for their professional future and development. Including, emotional intelligence, overcoming obstacles, creative innovative and critical thinking, risk, collaboration and co-production, networking and communicating, ethical, inclusive, socially responsible behaviour, develop the ability to be opportunistic in an entrepreneurial environment and undertake reflective practice; and
4. Create the initial elements of your own business idea and locate sources of funding, information, and business support the future of the start-up business.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - use Indigenous histories and traditional ecological knowledge to develop and augment understanding of their discipline
4. UC graduates are able to demonstrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing - apply their knowledge to working with Indigenous Australians in socially just ways
Context for this Unit Is the Future of Work: Entrepreneurship in the 21st century and the industrial revolution (Innovation, Automation, AI & Robotics) is about entrepreneurs developing their learning ability to continually learn and grow with the new technology in play in business today.
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Dr Stephen Sim
|05 February 2024
|Dr Stephen Sim
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Special assessment requirements
All assessments must be submitted and a aggregate mark of 50% must be achieved to pass this unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
As a first year university unit the following Student Engagement Strategies have been applied to support your learning.
1.Canvas Site: Five E Learning and Teaching Approach
2.You can submit reflections to assist you with engagement in developing entrepreneurial skills etc and gain feedback throughout the semester.
3. Interview with entrepreneurs, so that you can engage with the real business world in your first year of study and start to build your professional network (WIL).
4. Weekly discussions in tutorials, sharing your ideas and learning.
It is to your benefit to:
1. Attend and engage in all tutorials.
2. Share your ideas and talk with your fellow students in tutorials (VIP).
3. Listen to Online Lectures before the tutorial
4. Ask any questions you have in tutorials, ask for clarity if you are not sure.
5. Remember we are here to support your learning, so communicate with the teaching team PLEASE.
Required IT skills
You are assumed to have adequate skills in the use of MS Word and Excel, internet browsers and search engines. You are also assumed to be familiar with Canvas. If you feel you do not have adequate skills, please discuss the matter with the unit convenor.
Canvas awareness - Attend UC Orientation Program during O-Week.
There are no additional costs beyond unit enrolment fees and the prescribed textbook.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves (a) fieldwork- Interviews.
Assistance can be provided to find an Entrepreneur to interview, once you have attempted to do this yourself, as an independent learner.
Please consider initiating the entrepreneur search well in advance. As entrepreneurs are busy and hardworking individuals. Businesspeople appreciate thoughtful and organised approaches. Thank you for your consideration and careful planning.
Book an appointment with Stephen Sim or Dawa Wangchuk, if you need assistance to find an entrepreneur.