MANAGEMT 7000 - Entrepreneurship

North Terrace Campus - Trimester 1 - 2022

Entrepreneurship is increasingly recognised as an important driving force in the economic development and prosperity of a community. While broader issues of entrepreneurship are covered, the course focuses on entrepreneurship in new venture creation, identifying opportunities, business planning for a new venture, obtaining venture capital, growth, technological innovation, harvesting wealth and coping with failure and bankruptcy.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MANAGEMT 7000
    Course Entrepreneurship
    Coordinating Unit Adelaide Business School
    Term Trimester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 36 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange
    Prerequisites MANAGEMT 7100 & MANAGEMT 7104
    Course Description Entrepreneurship is increasingly recognised as an important driving force in the economic development and prosperity of a community. While broader issues of entrepreneurship are covered, the course focuses on entrepreneurship in new venture creation, identifying opportunities, business planning for a new venture, obtaining venture capital, growth, technological innovation, harvesting wealth and coping with failure and bankruptcy.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Anton Jordaan


    Anton Jordaan was originally trained as an accountant and tax specialist. Five years after setting up an accounting and tax consultancy, he sold his interest to his partners and set out to establish, grow and harvest a number of business ventures in the private education and training sector. In subsequent years, one of his businesses was acquired by a stock exchange listed company; and a few years later his business was involved in an initial public offering (IPO). Following the IPO he served as a founding director of the newly listed stock exchange listed company for a period of 2 years. He has been involved as lead-entrepreneur in a number of startups and has an in
    depth understanding of entrepreneurial leadership, challenges of start-up teams,and the new venture mindset.

    In addition to corporate strategy, leadership, and financial roles, Anton has maintained an active interest in education and training, and has 25+ years teaching experience in the delivery of education and training courses to postgraduate students and managers in public sector and private sector organisations. He has delivered business improvement and capacity building courses in North America, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Courses presented include Strategic Management, Project Management, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Risk Management, and Accounting.  

    After attaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting, he completed a BCom Honours in Accounting, Master of Commerce in Business Management, a MBA, and a Master of Advanced Business Practice degrees. He completed a PhD at The University of Adelaide and is currently Adjunct Associate Professor at The University of Adelaide’s Entrepreneurship Centre for Innovation and Commercialisation (ECIC) and is a member of CPA Australia.

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    This course is designed to sharpen your ability to:
    1.   Determine if you could (or should) become involved in a business startup
    2.   Recognize and analyse new venture opportunities
    3.   Anticipate startup challenges so they can be planned for and managed
    4.   Understand different sources of new venture funding
    5.   Pitch a new idea
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.

    1 to 5

    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.


    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.


    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.


    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.


    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    The textbook for this course is The Lean Startup, by Eric Ries (Crown Business, 2011).

    There are further required readings and cases which will be listed in MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
    See Myuni for specific details
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

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    Assessment Detail

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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