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 in the global market, 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 you will examine the entrepreneurial perspective, which frequently combines leadership, innovation and the assumption of risk beyond security. You will then work through the challenges involved in transforming an innovation or an idea for a vibrant business venture.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVanessa Ratten

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesOral presentation, analysis of successful entrepreneurial knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviours and development of a detailed new business start-up plan

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in LMMBA or HZMBHA or LMMBAH or LMMBAA or LZFABA to do this subject.


Incompatible subjectsBUO5ENP OR MGT5EBP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate effective public speaking and research skills by working cooperatively with group members
02. Evaluate how and why the entrepreneurial phenomenon exists, what makes entrepreneurs so successful, applying appropriate theories of entrepreneurship.
03. Write a business plan for a new business start-up, demonstrating creative problem solving and thinking

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 6, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVanessa Ratten

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 46 - 51
Four 8.00 hours seminar per study period on weekends during the day from week 46 to week 51 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Classroom activities (1500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2

One Individual report (1500 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO2, SILO3

One 3,000 word individual business plan

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO3