BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP

BUS301

2019

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 entrepreneurship knowledge and skills to start businesses or resolve business challenges. The subject attracts students from a range of fields, bringing a multidisciplinary perspective to the research, analysis and problem-solving aspects of the challenge. You will be required to apply entrepreneurship validation tools such as design thinking, lean start-up and business model design aimed at creating sustainable value through the provision of a particular product or service to meet an identified market opportunity. The aim of these projects is to enhance the well-being of your community or address a social, health, economic or environmental problem. The subject is designed to provide you with the opportunity to enhance, demonstrate and document entrepreneurial work-ready skills appropriate to your chosen career path.

 

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorQuan Nguyen

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following: HBFN, HBFNX or HOUA; AND Student must have completed 60 cps or equivalent

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period.

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, to 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

Online (OUA), 2019, OUA Study Period 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorQuan Nguyen

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 22 - 34
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 22 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One, individual Business Model and Plan (2,500 words)40 02, 05, 09
One, individual Business Venture assignment (1,500 words)30 01, 07
One, group presentation (15 minutes per group of 4 students) (1,500 words equivalent)30 03, 04, 06, 08

Online (OUA), 2019, OUA Study Period 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorQuan Nguyen

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One, individual Business Model and Plan (2,500 words)40 02, 05, 09
One, individual Business Venture assignment (1,500 words)30 01, 07
One, group presentation (15 minutes per group of 4 students) (1,500 words equivalent)30 03, 04, 06, 08