Entrepreneurship PG (9691.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
| UCI - Royal Institute of Management, Bhutan
UCI - Ningbo University, Ningbo
UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Business School||Post Graduate Level|| 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. Compare different forms of entrepreneurial theory and thinking in its role for idea and business development in the global economy;
2. Investigate and report on the concepts of entrepreneurship which includes the growing understanding and identification of intrapreneurship in the public and private sectors;
3. Formulate and evaluate an entrepreneurial business plan for a start-up organisation or for a new project in an established organisation;
4. Develop the business concept into a pitch and be aware of differing business funding sources in Australia;
5. Critically analyse by the use of theoretical concepts and real-life examples the challenges of managing rapid growth and overcoming obstacles in an entrepreneurial environment;
6. Calibrate cash flow management in the business lifecycle;
7. Interpret and synthesise business and societal data impacting on the past, current and future environment for entrepreneurial development; and
8. Think critically/act independently or in small teams at a professional business practice level.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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
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 - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
This unit is intended to integrate theory and practice through virtual workshop participation and pre-recorded sessions. There will also be an interview with a local Entrepreneur and a practical micro-finance challenge in the students' local community to thought provoke graduates to further develop their practical knowledge, skills and attitudes required for our global post-Covid entrepreneurial environment. The unit with be presented online by the Unit Convenor (Dr Stephen Sim). Further details will be put up on the CANVAS website for this unit so it is important for students to constantly check the Announcements section on the dedicated CANVAS website.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UCI - Royal Institute of Management, Bhutan||MBA Trimester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Stephen Sim|
|2021||UCI - Ningbo University, Ningbo||MBA Trimester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Mr Greg Boland|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Period 4||02 August 2021||Flexible||Mr Simon Hoy|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Period 4||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Mr Simon Hoy|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Period 4||01 August 2022||Flexible||Mr Simon Hoy|
Recommended Texts only (please note there is no Compulsory textbook required for this unit):
1. Nielsen, S., Klyver, K., Evald, M. and Bager, T., 2017, Entrepreneurship in Theory & Practice: Paradoxes in Play, 2nd ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, UK
There is an eBook version of this text from UC Library as follows:
Nielsen, S., Klyver, K., Evald, M. and Bager, T., 2017, Entrepreneurship in Theory & Practice: Paradoxes in Play. (online) 2nd ed. Edward Elgar Publishing. Available from: https://canberra.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/fulldisplaydocid=pq_ebook_centralEBC5267322&context=PC&vid=61ARL_CNB:61ARL_CNB&search_scope=MyInst_and_CI&tab=Everything&lang=en
2. Frederick, H., O'Connor, A. and Kuratko, D., 2013, Entrepreneurship: Theory, Process, Practice, 3rd ed., Cengage Learning, Australia.
There is also an eBook version of this text from the UC Library as follows:
Frederick, H., O'Connor, A. and Kuratko, D., 2013, Entrepreneurship: Theory, Process, Practice, 3rd ed., Cengage Learning, Australia, ISBN: 9780170236010
Additional material, readings and references will be provided on CANVAS depending on the workshop topics and case studies recommended.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit you must complete and submit each required item of assessment and achieve an overall mark of at least 50 percent.
As this unit will be run online, it is essential that you keep up to date with all the readings and exercises the Unit Convener provides you. There will also be slides and videos for each virtual workshop and Pre-Recorded sessions to assist you with your learning and preparation for your entrepreneurial journey. You are strongly encouraged to maintain constant online or email contact with your Convener. Please do not hesitate to email the Convener directly should you have any concerns throughout this unit.
Inclusion and engagement
This unit is designed for online delivery with your unit convenor in a virtual synchronous workshop and pre-recorded lecture format. This means that students who do not participate regularly will be at a disadvantage in terms of information, learning, assessment and feedback.
Required IT skills
You are assumed to have adequate skills in the use of word processing and spreadsheet programs, 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.
No additional costs, beyond unit enrolment fees and the textbook cost (only if purchased which is voluntary) are anticipated. Each student must contribute an equal amount to your group for the micro-finance challenge. The maximum capital allowed for each group in the challenge is AUD$30. Remember the maximum number of students per group for the MF challenge is 6.
Work placement, internships or practicums
There are no Internship placements available in this unit however throughout the unit we will be drawing on students' experiences in the workplace, practical assignments and using interviews and case studies of actual businesses to supplement your understanding of Entrepreneurship.
As this unit will be delivered online only (with no actual face to face workshops on campus) it is essential that you stay in contact with the Unit Convener Dr Stephen Sim.
As previously mentioned please do not hesitate to email myself, the Unit Convener (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any concerns throughout the unit. Similarly should you have any difficulty in submitting your assignments into the CANVAS website for this unit please email them to me directly. For all assignments make sure you have a cover page showing each group member's University of Canberra ID number.
- 6235 Entrepreneurship G
- Period 4, 2021, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (203664)
- MBA Trimester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UCI - Royal Institute of Management, Bhutan (202683)
- MBA Trimester 1, 2021, On-Campus, UCI - Ningbo University, Ningbo (202681)
- MBA Trimester 3, 2020, On-Campus, UCI - East China University of Science & Technology Shanghai (197896)
- Semester 2, 2020, Flexible, UC - Canberra, Bruce (197952)
- MBA Trimester 2, 2020, On-Campus, UCI - Royal Institute of Management, Bhutan (203211)
- MBA Trimester 1, 2020, On-Campus, UCI - Ningbo University, Ningbo (197898)
- MBA Trimester 3, 2019, On-Campus, UCI - East China University of Science & Technology Shanghai (197897)