ENTREP 2005 - Entrepreneurial Strategy and Resourcing
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code ENTREP 2005 Course Entrepreneurial Strategy and Resourcing Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Intensive: 36 to 40 hours Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description The strategy concept; Strategic decision making; Forming and formulating strategy; Organisational structure; The entrepreneurial strategic context; The innovative strategic concept; Managing change; Debt and equity financing as strategic decisions; The forms and sources of non-financial resources.
Course Coordinator: Dr Wendy Lindsay
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 Analyse a range of strategic tools and resources for entrepreneurship; 2 Examine the range and benefits of resource acquisition; 3 Interpret the entrepreneurial model for careers; 4 Differentiate the types of strategies depending on the context, in particular the innovative and entrepreneurial contexts; 5 Articulate the concepts of strategy, and formulation of strategy in the innovative and entrepreneurial contexts; 6 Identify strategic resources and ascertain the most appropriate means of accessing the resources needed.
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) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2, 4, 5, 6 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2, 4, 5, 6 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
1, 2, 3, 5 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
3, 4, 5, 6 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
3, 5, 6
Required ResourcesNo required text book.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is offered in blended learning mode with the face-to-face component offered as intensives.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.As a guide, a 3 unit course comprises a total of 156 hours work (this includes face-to-face contact, any online components, and self directed study).
Learning Activities Summary
This is a draft schedule, that may change during the course delivery if necessary.
Session Content 1 Setting the foundations 2 Getting the timing right 3 Developing a market entry strategy 4 Risk and reward in innovation 5 Resources to execute strategy 6 Matching strategy and resources 7 Where is the value? 8 Human resources 9 Bootstrapping 10 Debt and equity finance
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
An overview of the course assessment appears in the following Table. Details appear in the following section:
# Assessment Task Task Type Length Weighting Learning Outcomes 1 Assignment: personal resource networks Individual 1500 words 30% 1,2 2 Project report: entrepreneurial strategy and resource plan Group 5000 words 30% 1-6 3 Exam: case study report Individual 3 hour exam 30% 1,4,5,6 4 Class participation Individual N/A 10% 5 Total 100%
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents should attend all classes in order to pass the course. There is considerable experiential learning in workshops during the intensive classes that build your knowledge and thus enable you to be successful in this course.
Course results are subject to moderation by the ECIC Board of Examiners
Assessment DetailAssessment 1: Individual assignment - leveraging personal networks to acquire resources
Task: Use your personal networks to access resources for an entrepreneurial business idea of your own.
There are two components to this task:
- Map your personal networks in the form of a mind map.
- Choose a new business idea you are interested in investigating and see how many resources you can identify for this idea through your personal networks.
Assessment 2: Team Strategy and Resourcing Report
Task: Working in a team of 3 to 5 people (4 is recommended), select an idea for a new business based on an identified market need. Analyse the business idea and identify possible strategies for launching it as a new venture (or new business unit within an existing company). Identify resources available to your team and examine their fit with the identified strategies for launching the venture. Match strategy and resources to develop a business model for launching the new venture.
Assessment 3: Individual exam – case study
Task: Read, analyse and report on a case study of a real business to read. You are permitted to bring text books, notes and articles with you to the exam.
Task: To participate in-class in discussions, and with group acitivities and presentations.
SubmissionAll text based assignments must be submitted via MyUni.
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- Cover Sheet: Please include in the assignment a completed University of Adelaide Assessment Cover Sheet providing details of yourself and your team members (if applicable), your assignment, the course, date submitted, etc. as well as the declaration signed by you that this is your (your team’s) work. Note that the declaration on any electronically submitted assignment will be deemed to have the same authority as a signed declaration.
- Backup Copy of Assignments: You are advised to keep a copy of your assignments in case the submitted copy goes missing. Please ensure that all assignment pages are numbered. If your assignment contains confidential information, you should discuss any concerns with the Course Lecturer prior to submission.
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- Failure to submit: Failure to submit an assignment on time or by the agreed extension deadline may result in penalties and may incur a fail grade. Note that a late penalty of 5% of the total available marks for that assessment item will be incurred each day an assignment is handed in late (Unless otherwise stated in 'Assessment Related Requirements' or 'Assessment Detail' above). Assignments handed in after 14 days from the due submission date will fail even if a 100% mark is granted for the work.
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Resubmission of an assignment for remarking after reworking it to obtain a better mark will not normally be accepted. Approval for resubmission will only be granted on medical or compassionate grounds.
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
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