ENTREP 3015 - Entrepreneurial Leadership
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code ENTREP 3015 Course Entrepreneurial Leadership Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Course Description Leadership skills are critical in the value creation process of successfully bringing a new venture to life. You will examine the relationship between entrepreneurship, value creation and the entrepreneurial leader's role in driving innovation and growth. Key skills learnt will facilitate development of capabilities to adapt leadership approaches/practices in a variety of business and organisational contexts. You will explore and discuss issues such as judgement of when to use various leadership techniques; building a culture of creativity and innovation; assessing when and how to grow the business; developing a shared purpose, company values and vision that inform recruiting, developing and reward systems, as well as being able to identify potential negative issues that occur in different roles within an entrepreneurial team.
Course Coordinator: Binyam Alemayehu
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Examine and critically apply key frameworks, theories and models of “best practice” relating to standard and complex entrepreneurial leadership, including leadership as a form of stakeholder service
- Explore and employ leadership skills to identify and facilitate sustainable change in today's uncertain environment and increasingly diverse workplaces
- Evaluate leadership situations and devise more effective approaches reflecting the interplay of values, ethics, corporate culture and governance structures
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.
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.
Required ResourcesNo required textbook
A list of readings will be provided in MyUni
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is offered in blended learning 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 work (this includes face-to-face contact, any online components, and self directed study).
Learning Activities SummaryThis section is currently under review as the course shifts from an eight week format to a thirteen week format.
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- 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.
# Assessment Task Task Type Length Weight Learning Outcomes 1 Business Proposal Individual Max. 2,500 words 40% 1-3 2 Quiz Questions (12) Individual 10 questions per quiz 20% 1-3 3 Group Presentation (Case Study) Group 15 minutes 30% 1-3 4 Class Participation Individual Ongoing 10% 1-3 Total 100%
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents should attend all classes in order to pass the course. There is considerable experiential learning during classes that build your knowledge and thus enable you to be successful in this course.
Course results may be subject to moderation by the Assessment Review Committee.
Assessment DetailBusiness Proposal:
You will create a business proposal for a small business owner who's firm is about to undergo a major growth surge. Your task it to create a plan for what changes in leadership will be required at the company. Fundamental changes will be made to the company’s vision, the leadership style and composition of the management team. You will make recommendations considering the need to continue to foster a culture of creativity and innovation.
Module Quizzes (12):
You will complete a series of quiz questions relating to the module covered each week.
Your group is the leadership team of a company facing a major decline in demand for their products. Your task is to present a recovery plan to the board of directors, showing what strategies you will employ to change the direction of the organisation, including how you will deal with obsolete resources currently employed in the organisation.
Your participation is an essential aspect of classroom learning and encompasses numerous ways in which you prepare for and conduct yourself in a classroom cohort. For example, equitable involvement in and responsible allocation of class tasks and activities, collaboration to achieve satisfactory completion of class exercises, and demonstration of knowledge gained from set readings/MyUni course resources/live sessions.
Evaluation of participation is through preparation for set activities, collaborative and individual interaction with course content to inform class exercises, and via group activities.
All 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 (found in MyUni, under Modules) 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.
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- Resubmission: of an assignment 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.
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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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