Business Start Up Essentials (11199.2)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
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|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. Explain and interpret and apply leadership and management skills important toward the establishment of a successful business;
2. Illustrate how economic indicators shape business decisions;
3. Identify and analyse business cycles and models;
4. Identify and interpret the important elements in formulating and evaluating an entrepreneurial business plan for a start-up organisation or for a new project in an established organisation;
5. Identify and interpret the legal requirements of business; and
6. Apply several financial ratios, balance sheet and income statement to business decision making for future performance of a company.
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
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
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4a Lists of required texts/readings
Frederick, H., O'Connor, A. and Kuratko, D. (2019). Entrepreneurship: Theory, Process, Practice (5th Edition). Cengage Learning.
Hisrich, R., Peters, M. and Shepherd, D. (2017). Entrepreneurship (10th Edition). McGraw Hill Education.
Kuratko, D. (2017). Entrepreneurship: Theory, Process, Practice (10th Edition). Cengage Learning.
Some useful journals include:
Journal of Business Venturing
Journal of Business Research
Journal of Marketing Research
Journal of small business management
Journal of Small Business Strategy
International small business journal
The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Some examples of optional reading materials/articles:
Arild Aspelund, Tage Koed Madsen, Øystein Moen, (2007) "A review of the foundation, international marketing strategies, and performance of international new ventures", European Journal of Marketing, Vol. 41 Issue: 11/12, pp.1423-1448,
David J. Burns, Homer B. Warren, (1995) "Need for uniqueness: shopping mall preference and choice activity", International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, Vol. 23 Issue: 12, pp.4-12,
Dee K. Knight, Eun Young Kim, (2007) "Japanese consumers' need for uniqueness: Effects on brand perceptions and purchase intention", Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management: An International Journal, Vol. 11 Issue: 2, pp.270-280
Patricia Phillips, McDougall, Benjamin Oviatt (1996). New venture internationalization, strategic change, and performance: A follow-up study. Journal of Business Venturing. Volume 11, Issue 1, January 1996, Pages 23-40
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
5c Special assessment requirements
Students who get 50% or more will pass the unit.
5d Supplementary assessment
Supplementary assessment will be available to those students with a final mark of 45-49%, but only if this is their final semester and they have failed no other unit in the semester.
5e Academic Integrity
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 which contravene academic values.
5f Text-matching software
Text matching software may be used to detect plagiarism.
5.2 Special consideration
For examinations administered by the Examinations Office see the Deferred Examinations Policy.
The Assessment Policy says:
3.14 Special consideration is consideration given to students whose performance in a unit may be affected by unavoidable and adverse circumstances. Special consideration will normally result in extensions of time for submission of assessment items (see Assessment Procedures) or deferred examinations (see the Deferred Examination Policy).
The relevant provision is 3.14 in the Assessment Procedures:
3.14 Applications for an extension to the due date for submission of an assessment item on the grounds of illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances (that is, special consideration) should be submitted according to the procedures described in the unit outline for the relevant unit. For advice on documentary evidence to support applications for extensions, please refer to the Assessment Guide that supports these procedures.
Students should apply for extensions before the due submission date, and are advised to do so as early as possible. Applications after the due submission date may be considered only in exceptional circumstances.
5.3 Applying for Special consideration
If for any reason you are unable to do an assignment by the due date you must submit, to the unit convener, a request for an extension in writing before the due date (unless impossible) setting out in detail the genuine reason for requesting the extension. If there is a medical or counselling reason for the extension request it must be accompanied by a medical or counselling certificate which clearly states:
- that you were unfit to complete the assignment;
- the date of the medical or counselling consultation; and
- the period for which you were / are / will be unfit to complete the assignment.
Evidence from UC AccessAbility, the Academic Skills Centre, the student counselling service or a Doctor may be helpful in seeking special consideration. However, it is only the unit convener who can grant an extension.
Refer to the Faculty Asssignment Extension Policy
5.4 Due dates for assessment
All assignments are required to be submitted by the due date.
There is no requirement for unit conveners to mark assignments that are submitted late. In particular, small assignments that are tied to specific parts of the unit delivery such as reflective journals or weekly contributions are part of formative assessment and due dates cannot be extended without harming the value of this form of assessment to others in the unit. All assignments are required to be submitted by the due date. Assignments that are submitted late and do not have an acceptable reason will incur a penalty of 5 marks per day.
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.
6c Attendance requirements
It is highly recommended that students attend all classes and actively participate in the discussion.
Required IT skills
6e Required IT skills
Students are expected to have sufficient word processing skills to enable them to submit work for assessment in accordance with the specified requirements, and to be able to access and use the Internet for research purposes, including the Library's databases. The Library provides training throughout the semester in the use of its on-line resources.
Work placement, internships or practicums
6g Work Integrated Learning
Work Integrated Learning will be encouraged.
Students have the options to take business project from existing industry or initiate a new business plan.