ENTREPRENEURSHIP

BUA5ENP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Entrepreneurship is a symbol of business tenacity and achievement. Once the province of small business, leading edge corporate activity now involves an infusion of entrepreneurial thinking into large organisational structures. This change represents a response to the growing number of new and sophisticated competitors, as well as recognition that firms continue to lose some of their most talented people, who leave to become small business entrepreneurs. In this subject students examine the entrepreneurial perspective, which frequently combines leadership, innovation and the assumption of risk beyond security. Students will then work through the challenges involved in transforming an innovation or idea into a new and vibrant business venture.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVanessa Ratten

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in LMMBA course to do this subject.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEntrepreneurial courage, audacity and genius,PrescribedPech, R2009, SYDNEY, PEARSON EDUCATION

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate effective public speaking and defensive research and conclusions by working cooperatively with group members

Activities:
Present orally research undertaken of a successful entrepreneurial business and defend against critique of the research
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)

02. Demonstrate effective teamwork skills

Activities:
Present orally research undertaken of a successful entrepreneurial business and defend against critique of the research
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)

03. Describe in written and oral form how and why the entrepreneurial phenomenon exists, what makes entrepreneurs so successful, applying appropriate theories of entrepreneurship

Activities:
Provide an analysis of successful entreprenerial knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviours
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

04. Write a business plan for a new business start-up, demonstrating problem solving and creative thinking skills

Activities:
The development of a detailed new business start-up plan with supporting marketing and financial data
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2015, Semester 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAmalia Di Iorio

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on any day including weekend at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"sessions will be video conferenced to regional campuses weekly"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentation (10 -15 minutes per student) (2-4 students per group)25 01, 02, 03
Indivdual report (1,500 words)35 02, 03, 04
One 3,000 word individual business plan40 04

Vietnam, 2015, Week 37-43, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size60

Enrolment information Hanoi University agreement stipulates a maximum of 60 students Cohort recruitment is capped at 60

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAmalia Di Iorio

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 37 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on any day including weekend at night from week 37 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group presentation (10 -15 minutes per student) (2-4 students per group)25 01, 02, 03
Indivdual report (1,500 words)35 02, 03, 04
One 3,000 word individual business plan40 04