Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Entrepreneurship and Innovation

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Entrepreneurial Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BSB115 or CTB115

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    12
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit introduces students to the nature and characteristics of entrepreneurship and innovation and explores the inter-relationship between the two within contemporary economies from a managerial perspective. Learning will be directed towards developing the theoretical and applied knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will support and enhance innovation and enterprise creation activity, through the development of a business plan. The unit is designed for those individuals interested in creating a new venture or working in industries as employees of venture owners or those that serve this sector. Students will have opportunity to build a comprehensive plan of their business concept.
    Learning Outcomes
    Upon completion of this unit, you should be able to:
    1. Identify, analyse and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities
    2. Apply teamwork knowledge and skills to undertake the business entrepreneurial process and evaluate the finance, marketing and operational outcomes
    3. Develop a business plan for a new enterprise to realise an identified entrepreneurial opportunity
    4. Use professional written and oral communication skills to present ideas on the development of business opportunities
    Content
    • Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship
    • Understanding innovation and developing creativity & introduction to simulation
    • Recognising and analysing opportunities
    • Developing and commercialising new ideas
    • Planning and creating innovative new enterprises & "Venture Strategy" simulation
    • Entrepreneurial marketing for new ventures
    • Financing the new venture
    • Building the new enterprise team & managing operation
    • Planning for growth and expansion
    • Managing innovation process
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurial networks
    • Legal issues for new enterprises
    Assessment
    The assessment in this unit aims to support your achievement of the learning objectives for both Discipline Knowledge and other Graduate Capabilities. Assessment has been designed in order to allow you to:
    Receive feedback on your learning as you progress toward the development of knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes (formative assessment); and
    Demonstrate your learning in order to achieve a final grade (summative assessment).
    Students will receive feedback in various forms throughout the semester which may include:
    • Informal: worked examples, such as verbal feedback in class, personal consultation
    • Formal: in writing, such as checklists (e.g. criteria sheets), written commentary
    • Direct: to individual students, either in written form or in consultation
    • Indirect: to the whole class
    Assessment name: Business Concept
    Description: In this assignment you are required to undertake the entrepreneurial process of opportunity recognition and concept development. You will be asked to identify possible commercial opportunities for a particular innovation and then (a) articulate the opportunity into a new business concept and (b) submit a report identifying and describing your innovative business idea for a new venture.
    Length/Duration: 1,000 word
    Formative or Summative: Formative and Summative
    Relates to objectives: Unit Learning Outcomes: 1, 4 and AOL goals: KS (1.1), HO (2.1), PC (3.1)
    Weight: 20
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Week 5
    Assessment name: Report to the Board
    Description: In this assignment you will team up with two or three other students to form an entrepreneurial firm that will play and compete -against -the -computer in a simulation program (Venture Strategy). You are given control of a simulated business and must start up and manage its operations through several decision cycles. You are then required to analyse your game by producing a multimedia presentation to the board evaluating the team performance based on marketing, financial and operational results. The team will be expected to prepare a written report as well to reflect on team performance including self-assessment of roles played, contributions made, and adjustments needed.
    Length/Duration: 7-8 minutes multimedia presentation plus a two pages group report (500 words)
    Formative or Summative: Summative
    Relates to objectives: Unit Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4 and AoL goals: KS (1.1) , HO (2.1) , PC (3.2) , TS (4.2).
    Weight: 30
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Group
    Due date: Week 12
    Assessment name: Business Plan
    Description: Based on the idea for a new and innovative business developed in assignment one, you need to write a complete business plan for a new entrepreneurial business undertaking.
    Length/Duration: 2,500 words (plus 1,000 words from revised assignment 1). Total 3,500 words.
    Formative or Summative: Formative and Summative.
    Relates to objectives: Unit Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4 and AOL goals: KS (1.1; 1.2), HO (2.2), PC (3.1)
    Weight: 50
    Internal or external: Internal
    Group or individual: Individual
    Due date: Central Exam Period

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