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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation
UoS Code IBUS3103
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
Prerequisites 48 credit points of units
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information Students enrolled in the combined Law degrees are able to complete this unit in their third year of enrolment (full-time).
Lectures 1x 1.5hr lecture and 1 x 1.5hr tutorial/lab class per week.
Assessment Individual report (20%), in-class assessment (25%), take-home assessment (25%), group presentation (15%), and business plan (15%).
Description Entrepreneurial businesses are the engine room of our economy. They create and share wealth by focusing on new markets, new products, and/or new business processes. This Unit of Study will provide an opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial mindset, and understand what it takes to build a successful entrepreneurial venture.  As well as being relevant for managers of entrepreneurial small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the unit will be of interest to future leaders of corporate ventures focused on innovation and growth. Topics will include opportunity identification, innovating in large firms, harnessing and leveraging resources and capabilities, intellectual property management, finance and funding, and the challenges of entrepreneurial leadership. You will also gain insight from the processes vital for successful entrepreneurial activity, including strategy formulation, design thinking, decision-making, and pitching. The unit will bring together the skills you have acquired across multiple disciplines of study, and will require your active participation as you work with businesses in their search for growth and funding.