ENTREP 7048OL - Advanced Venture Planning and Communications
Online - Quadmester 1 - 2017
General Course Information
Course Code ENTREP 7048OL Course Advanced Venture Planning and Communications Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre Term Quadmester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s Online Units 3 Contact Approx 4 hours per week over 10 weeks (interaction and preparation) Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Assumed Knowledge ENTREP 5016OL, ENTREP 5018OL, ENTREP 7028OL, ENTREP 7059OL, ENTREP 7046OL & ENTREP 7022OL Course Description This course focuses on developing two core skills essential for entrepreneurship. The first is building a comprehensive new venture plan supported by an integrated pro-forma Cash Flow Statement, Income Statement and Balance Sheet. This is an essential skill necessary for preparing proposals for investors and other potential stakeholders. The second skill is to be able to present and communicate professional business plans in both written and verbal communication. Entrepreneurs are invariably under-resourced to undertake the new ventures they seek to create and hence communicating convincingly and confidently with investors, lead customers, partners and other key resource holders is often key to an entrepreneur's success. At the end of this course, a candidate will be able to:
- Prepare an integrated financial forecasting model;
- Incorporate a sensivity analysis within a proforma financial model identifying critical success factors for planning;
- Design and prepare a business planning document including integrated financials; and
- Prepare and pitch business proposals.
Course Coordinator: Professor Paul Steffens
Program Director Contact Details:
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (PG)
Name: Prof Paul Steffens
Phone: +61 8 8313 7512
Term 1 and Term 3 Online
Name: Anton Jordaan
Dr Anton Jordaan was originally trained as an accountant and tax specialist. Five years after setting up an accounting and tax consultancy, he sold his share to his partners and set out to establish, grow and harvest a number of business ventures in the education and training space.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 IPO. Following the IPO he served as a director of this newly listed company for 2 years. In addition to the strategic leadership and financial roles over the years, Anton has maintained an interest in education and training, and has 20+ years teaching experience in tertiary, vocational and corporate education environments. He has delivered programs in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong, USA, UK, Netherlands, South Africa, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Canada and Australia.After attaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting, he completed an Honours degree in Accounting, a Master of Commerce degree in Business Management, a MBA degree and a Master of Advanced Business Practice degree. He has completed a PhD in Entrepreneurship at The University of Adelaide. He is a member of CPA Australia.
Anton has been part of several project leadership teams involved in educational projects. He has delivered project management related courses to more than 800 middle and senior finance managers in the Oil and Gas industry.
Name: Stella Bachtis
Stella Bachtis is an experienced educator and instructional design specialist at the Australian Skills Development Institute. Her area of interest is enhancing critical and creative thinking in organisations.
Stella has an interest in learning design in face-to-face, online and blended learning environments. Through her understanding of learning design and personal creativity she has the ability to simplify content that students often find complex and difficult to engage with. This interest has allowed her develop learning programs in a range of subject areas including marketing, entrepreneurship, innovation, and project management.
Stella was instrumental in the creation and development of the University of Adelaide’s largest MOOC delivered off the edX platform. The “Introduction to Project Management course” attracted 71,000 enrolments. Stella’s role in this project was lead educational designer, and teaching and learning specialist. By following a process of ongoing user consultation, Stella has ensured that the course addresses the needs of a broader base of users engaged in the delivery of projects – many who typically find traditional project management courses too technical to apply to day-to-day project management activities. She will also monitor that course outcomes are achieved and that wider stakeholder expectations are met. Included in the process of instructional design and development, is the implementation of monitoring and tracking strategies to successfully implement a course in its entirety.
Stella is currently completing her doctorate in teaching critical and creative thinking skills to educators. She holds undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications in education.
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. Design and prepare high impact strategic and business planning documents including integrated financials and critical success factors
2. Distinguish between various sources of finance and their relevance to different business types and business life cycles
3. Identify and examine what criteria financiers use to invest in businesses and earn an acceptable return on their investment
4. Design a presentation to the criteria that investors use when assessing pitches
5. Use a range of skills and tools to prepare and deliver a pitch of a business proposal
6. Develop and demonstrate business pitch, presentation and communication skills to an advanced level
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)
1,2,3,4,5,6 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
1,2,3,4,5,6 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
1,4,5,6 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1,3,4,5,6 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
1,5,6 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
Required ResourcesEntrepreneurship: Theory, Process and Practice
4th edition, Cengage Learning
Fredrick, Howard, O'Connor, Allan and Kuratko, Donald F.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is offered in online mode.
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.
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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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