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Area/Catalogue
BUSS 5298

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
100994

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Management

Course aim

The aim of this course is to equip students to apply specialised knowledge in the field of entrepreneurship in a range of contexts to undertake highly skilled work in this field, and to provide a pathway for further learning. The course will help students identify and successfully develop entrepreneurial opportunities to the stage of developing a professional plan to launch a new venture, whether in the for-profit sector, or in the field of social entrepreneurship.

Course content

The nature and importance of entrepreneurship and innovation; understanding entrepreneurs' motivations; generating, identifying and screening new venture ideas; the entrepreneurial process; organising resources needed to launch a new venture; sources of new venture finance; ethical considerations; entrepreneurial strategy; forecasting sales; putting together a credible feasibility plan to launch the new venture.

Textbook(s)

Spinelli, S & Adams, R 2012, New venture creation: entrepreneurship for the 21st century, 9th edn, McGraw-Hill, Australia, Sydney.

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 30 hours equiv. x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours equiv. x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Case study 2500 words 40% N/A
Major Project Report 3500 words 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Case study 2500 words 40% N/A
Major Project Report 3500 words 60% N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Case study 2500 words 40% N/A
Major Project Report 3500 words 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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