ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN I.T.

CYB5ENT

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The purpose of this subject is to outline the basic principles of Entrepreneurship. It will examine the steps required in developing an idea into a business, and will explore the tools and necessary insights in order to make a successful venture. The subject will involve theory, case studies and guest speakers on start-up issues, pitfalls and ingredients for success. Topics include: Introduction to I.T. Entrepreneurship; opportunity recognition; identification of business models; entrepreneurial marketing, writing a business plan, financing entrepreneurial ventures; legal and IP issues; and entrepreneurial growth.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRajalakshmi Rajasekaran

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SMCYC or SMCYL or SMCYB or must obtain subject coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CSE5ENT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEntrepreneurship, 4th EditionPrescribedAndrew Zacharakis, William D. Bygrave 2016Wiley
ReadingsThe Startup Owner's Manual: The Step-by-Step Guide for Building a Great CompanyPrescribedSteve Blank and Bob Dorf,2014K&S Ranch
ReadingsTechnology Entrepreneurship: Taking Innovation to the Marketplace 2nd EditionPrescribedThomas N. Duening, Robert A. Hisrich, Michael A. Lechter, 2014ACADEMIC PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain the process for developing an entrepreneurial venture.

Activities:
One lecture introduces entrepreneurial process and four lectures cover different aspects involved in starting and maintaining entrepreneurial ventures.

02. Analyse various types of resources to finance an entrepreneurial venture.

Activities:
One lecture introduces financial planning for entrepreneurial process. One workshop has the students to present case studies related to financial issues in entrepreneurship.

03. Analyse the legal and IP issues that can be encountered during entrepreneurial process.

Activities:
One lecture discusses various legal and IP case studies in Australia. One guest lecture from industry introduces real legal and IP problems.

04. Write, articulate and present a business plan that will be ready for venture capitalist review.

Activities:
One lecture introduces business plan to students including the way to write and present them in order to attract investors. Two guest lectures present experiences and tips in preparing business plan.

05. Reflect on one personal entrepreneurial capacity.

Activities:
Weekly workshop includes the reflection activity through opportunity journal.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRajalakshmi Rajasekaran

Class requirements

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

Computer Laboratory Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Business Plan group assignment (equiv to 1500 words) plus 10 minutes pitch presentation30 01, 02, 03, 04
Workshop activities and individual presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words)20 02, 03, 05
Opportunity Journal (equivalent to 750 words)10 01, 05
2-hour exam (2,000 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 05

Melbourne, 2020, LTU Term 4, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRajalakshmi Rajasekaran

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 30 - 35
Two 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 35 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 30 - 35
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 35 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Business Plan group assignment (equiv to 1500 words) plus 10 minutes pitch presentation30 01, 02, 03, 04
Workshop activities and individual presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words)20 02, 03, 05
Opportunity Journal (equivalent to 750 words)10 01, 05
2-hour exam (2,000 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 05

Melbourne, 2020, LTU Term 6, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRajalakshmi Rajasekaran

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 45 - 50
Two 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 50 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 45 - 50
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 50 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Business Plan group assignment (equiv to 1500 words) plus 10 minutes pitch presentation30 01, 02, 03, 04
Workshop activities and individual presentation (equivalent to 1,000 words)20 02, 03, 05
Opportunity Journal (equivalent to 750 words)10 01, 05
2-hour exam (2,000 words equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 05