ENTREPRENEURSHIP

BUS3ENT

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

This subject offers you the opportunity to use disciplinary knowledge and skills to resolve a business challenge. The subject attracts students from a range of fields, bringing a multidisciplinary perspective to the researching, analysis and problem-solving aspects of the challenge. In teams, you will be required to design entrepreneurship validation tools aimed at creating sustainable value through the provision of a particular product or service to meet an identified market opportunity. The projects aim to enhance the well-being of your community or aim to solve a social, health, economic or environmental problem. The subject is designed to provide you with the opportunity to enhance, demonstrate and document work-ready skills appropriate to your chosen career path.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorQuan Nguyen

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student must have completed 240 cps

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Capstone subject

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEntrepreneurship and Small Business, 4th Asia Pacific EditionPrescribedMichael Schaper, Thierry Volery, Paull Weber, Brian Gibson (2014)John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify a business venture by analysing the environment and presenting alternative futures, and establish good social and financial outcomes

Activities:
Present written and oral responses in workshops and examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills

02. Critically analyse entrepreneurship validation tools by investigating opportunities to extend a business and adapt to achieve social and financial outcomes

Activities:
Present written and oral responses in workshops and examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Present a convincing and novel identification of business problems from a company perspective and to evaluate future entrepreneurial ideas

Activities:
Present and discuss written and oral responses in workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills

04. Engage with group members to offer diverse perspectives about a business and to reflect on the social, environmental and current issues facing a business

Activities:
Provide in workshops an analysis of successful entrepreneurial knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

05. Formulate entrepreneurship validation tools including values, norms and behaviours of an innovative or entrepreneurial idea.

Activities:
Present and discuss analysis and research outcomes in written and oral responses in workshops and examination
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills

06. Design and deliver a group presentation about an entrepreneurial business venture

Activities:
The development of entrepreneurship validation tools with supporting business and research data
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

07. Critically analyse a business venture by applying and monitoring the creative and innovative ideas that can be applied given the complex and dynamic global business environment

Activities:
Present and discuss written and oral responses in workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills

08. Participate in a team to analyse and present a case study about an entrepreneurial business.

Activities:
The development of entrepreneurship validation tools with supporting business and research data
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills

09. Develop and write entrepreneurship validation tools using both professional and academic references

Activities:
The development of entrepreneurship validation tools with supporting business and research data
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorQuan Nguyen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One, individual Business Plan (2,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Autonomy & Independence, Ethical Behaviour, and Writing.40 02, 05, 09
One, individual Business Venture assignment (1,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Adaptability Skills, and Study & Learning Skills.30 01, 07
One, group presentation (15 minutes per group of 4 students)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Creative Problem Solving, Cultural Literacy, Speaking, and Teamwork & Leadership.30 03, 04, 06, 08

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorQuan Nguyen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One, individual Business Plan (2,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Autonomy & Independence, Ethical Behaviour, and Writing.40 02, 05, 09
One, individual Business Venture assignment (1,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Adaptability Skills, and Study & Learning Skills.30 01, 07
One, group presentation (15 minutes per group of 4 students)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Creative Problem Solving, Cultural Literacy, Speaking, and Teamwork & Leadership.30 03, 04, 06, 08

Dandenong, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorQuan Nguyen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One, individual Business Plan (2,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Autonomy & Independence, Ethical Behaviour, and Writing.40 02, 05, 09
One, individual Business Venture assignment (1,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Adaptability Skills, and Study & Learning Skills.30 01, 07
One, group presentation (15 minutes per group of 4 students)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Creative Problem Solving, Cultural Literacy, Speaking, and Teamwork & Leadership.30 03, 04, 06, 08

Dandenong, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorQuan Nguyen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One, individual Business Plan (2,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Autonomy & Independence, Ethical Behaviour, and Writing.40 02, 05, 09
One, individual Business Venture assignment (1,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Adaptability Skills, and Study & Learning Skills.30 01, 07
One, group presentation (15 minutes per group of 4 students)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Creative Problem Solving, Cultural Literacy, Speaking, and Teamwork & Leadership.30 03, 04, 06, 08

France, 2018, Week 11-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorQuan Nguyen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 11 - 26
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 26 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 11 - 26
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One, individual Business Plan (2,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Autonomy & Independence, Ethical Behaviour, and Writing.40 02, 05, 09
One, individual Business Venture assignment (1,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Adaptability Skills, and Study & Learning Skills.30 01, 07
One, group presentation (15 minutes per group of 4 students)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Creative Problem Solving, Cultural Literacy, Speaking, and Teamwork & Leadership.30 03, 04, 06, 08

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorQuan Nguyen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One, individual Business Plan (2,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Autonomy & Independence, Ethical Behaviour, and Writing.40 02, 05, 09
One, individual Business Venture assignment (1,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Adaptability Skills, and Study & Learning Skills.30 01, 07
One, group presentation (15 minutes per group of 4 students)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Creative Problem Solving, Cultural Literacy, Speaking, and Teamwork & Leadership.30 03, 04, 06, 08

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorQuan Nguyen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One, individual Business Plan (2,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Autonomy & Independence, Ethical Behaviour, and Writing.40 02, 05, 09
One, individual Business Venture assignment (1,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Adaptability Skills, and Study & Learning Skills.30 01, 07
One, group presentation (15 minutes per group of 4 students)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Creative Problem Solving, Cultural Literacy, Speaking, and Teamwork & Leadership.30 03, 04, 06, 08

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorQuan Nguyen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One, individual Business Plan (2,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Autonomy & Independence, Ethical Behaviour, and Writing.40 02, 05, 09
One, individual Business Venture assignment (1,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Adaptability Skills, and Study & Learning Skills.30 01, 07
One, group presentation (15 minutes per group of 4 students)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Creative Problem Solving, Cultural Literacy, Speaking, and Teamwork & Leadership.30 03, 04, 06, 08

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorQuan Nguyen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One, individual Business Plan (2,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Autonomy & Independence, Ethical Behaviour, and Writing.40 02, 05, 09
One, individual Business Venture assignment (1,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Adaptability Skills, and Study & Learning Skills.30 01, 07
One, group presentation (15 minutes per group of 4 students)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Creative Problem Solving, Cultural Literacy, Speaking, and Teamwork & Leadership.30 03, 04, 06, 08

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 3, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorQuan Nguyen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 46
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 46
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day in week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One, individual Business Plan (2,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Autonomy & Independence, Ethical Behaviour, and Writing.40 02, 05, 09
One, individual Business Venture assignment (1,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Adaptability Skills, and Study & Learning Skills.30 01, 07
One, group presentation (15 minutes per group of 4 students)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Creative Problem Solving, Cultural Literacy, Speaking, and Teamwork & Leadership.30 03, 04, 06, 08

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorQuan Nguyen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One, individual Business Plan (2,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Autonomy & Independence, Ethical Behaviour, and Writing.40 02, 05, 09
One, individual Business Venture assignment (1,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Adaptability Skills, and Study & Learning Skills.30 01, 07
One, group presentation (15 minutes per group of 4 students)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Creative Problem Solving, Cultural Literacy, Speaking, and Teamwork & Leadership.30 03, 04, 06, 08

Sydney, 2018, Study Period 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorQuan Nguyen

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 42
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One, individual Business Plan (2,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Autonomy & Independence, Ethical Behaviour, and Writing.40 02, 05, 09
One, individual Business Venture assignment (1,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Adaptability Skills, and Study & Learning Skills.30 01, 07
One, group presentation (15 minutes per group of 4 students)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Creative Problem Solving, Cultural Literacy, Speaking, and Teamwork & Leadership.30 03, 04, 06, 08

Vietnam, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorQuan Nguyen

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One, individual Business Plan (2,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Autonomy & Independence, Ethical Behaviour, and Writing.40 02, 05, 09
One, individual Business Venture assignment (1,500 words)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Adaptability Skills, and Study & Learning Skills.30 01, 07
One, group presentation (15 minutes per group of 4 students)This assessment will report on the Graduate Capabilities of: Creative Problem Solving, Cultural Literacy, Speaking, and Teamwork & Leadership.30 03, 04, 06, 08