New Business Opportunities and Startups (IBUS6011)

UNIT OF STUDY

For small open economies such as Australia's, new business 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, strategy development, business planning and investor documentation, venture capital and other funding sources, 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.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

1x 3 hr lecture/seminar per week

Assessment

Individual assessment (70%), group assignment (10%), and group presentation (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge: IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points

Prohibitions

WORK6112, IBUS5011

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