2013 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2013. For Summer School 2013 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2013).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|New Business Opportunities and Startups|
|Assumed Knowledge||IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points|
|Lectures||1x 3 hr lecture/seminar per week|
|Assessment||Critical Reflection (20%); Individual Assignment (30%); Group Assignment (50%)|
|Description||For small open economies such as Australia\\\'s, opportunity identification and exploitation are often critical to firms\\\' long-term growth and survival. Identifying new markets, developing new products and implementing new business models are highly-regarded and valuable skills for entrepreneurs and business managers alike. In addition to exploring the special problems (and advantages) associated with entrepreneurial start-ups, the unit will explore commercialisation and corporate venturing. Topics include opportunity recognition, structuring a business and investment proposal, venture capital and other funding sources, market entry strategies as well as entrepreneurial and creative leadership. The unit is structured around your learning from engaged practice, and requires you to work with startup and early stage businesses.|