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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning 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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning 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 (Creative Problem-solving)

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 (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning 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 (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning 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 (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning 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 (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

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