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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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Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
UoS Code IBUS5002
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 1 and Semester 2
Prerequisites None
Prohibitions IBUS5001
Assumed Knowledge
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 3hr seminar per week
Assessment individual assignments (40%), group assignment (30%), and final exam (30%)
Description This foundation unit provides an introduction to the essential concepts and frameworks relevant to the fields of strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship. Topics covered include the key elements of business strategy, including developing a business mission, understanding the external environment, reviewing internal resources and capabilities, and business and corporate strategy. The importance of entrepreneurial activity and the challenges faced by startup ventures, as well as examples of successful and unsuccessful business innovations, are highlighted. The emphasis of the unit is on understanding the strategic activity of both startup and established businesses with a focus on issues relevant to entrepreneurs as well as business managers.