ENTREP 1011 - Entrepreneurial Foundations and Mindset

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2023

This course focuses on the development of new skills and the cultivation of an entrepreneurial mindset. Skills learnt in this course prepare students for creating their own entrepreneurial career path, becoming a valued corporate team member (intrapreneur), or using their own enterprising skills within government or the not-for-profit sector. Students will understand the theoretical concepts behind the nature and importance of entrepreneurship, use a number of tools/frameworks/models to identify and assess opportunities, and engage in experiential learning activities to develop their entrepreneurial mindset.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ENTREP 1011
    Course Entrepreneurial Foundations and Mindset
    Coordinating Unit Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation & Innov Centre
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Incompatible ENTREP 1001, ENTREP 2001, TECHCOMM 2001, ENTREP 1011UAC, ENTREP 1011UACM, ENTREP 1011AUACM, ENTREP 1011BUACM, ENT1011OUA
    Course Description This course focuses on the development of new skills and the cultivation of an entrepreneurial mindset. Skills learnt in this course prepare students for creating their own entrepreneurial career path, becoming a valued corporate team member (intrapreneur), or using their own enterprising skills within government or the not-for-profit sector. Students will understand the theoretical concepts behind the nature and importance of entrepreneurship, use a number of tools/frameworks/models to identify and assess opportunities, and engage in experiential learning activities to develop their entrepreneurial mindset.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mercy Atieno Oloo

    Program Director Contact Details: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Name: Dr Joelle Hawa
    Email: joelle.hawa@adelaide.edu.au

    Teaching Staff
    Adelaide Semester 1 Melbourne Semester 1
    Name: Dr. Joelle Hawa Name: Simon Headland
    Email: joelle.hawa@adelaide.edu.au Email: simon.headland@adelaide.edu.au
    Adelaide Semester 2 Melbourne Semester 2
    Name: Mercy Oloo Name: Simon Headland
    Email: mercyatieno.oloo@adelaide.edu.au Email: simon.headland@adelaide.edu.au
    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Examine entrepreneurial behaviour and characteristics associated with successful entrepreneurship
    2. Assess the potential of an opportunity and determine its viability, practical, social and commercial implication
    3. Develop a business idea and pitch it to expert and non-expert audiences
    4. Apply characteristics of the entrepreneurial mindset to real world scenarios
    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.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    No textbook required.
    Recommended Resources
    A list of readings will be made available on MyUni and replaces a prescribed text for the course.

    Library Resources
    The University of Adelaide’s Barr Smith Library provides a range of learning resources including texts, journals, periodicals, magazines, and access to online databases and information services. It also offers a virtual library which is accessible via the University’s website. Access to the Library's electronic resources.
    Online Learning
    MyUni is the University of Adelaide's online learning environment. It is used to support traditional face-to-face lectures, tutorials and workshops at the University. MyUni provides access to various features including announcements, course materials, discussion boards and assessments for each online course of study.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course is taught in a one hour lecture each week and two hour tutorial commencing in the first week of the semester. Content is offered in blended learning mode with on-line supporting materials.

    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 Topic Activities
    1 Introduction to entrepreneurship Lecture and Tutorial in class
    2 Forms of Entrepreneurship Lecture and Tutorial in class
    3 Entrepreneurial Cognition and Mindset Lecture and Tutorial in class
    4 Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Mindset Lecture and Tutorial in class
    5 The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship Lecture and Tutorial in class
    6 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lecture and Tutorial in class
    7 Opportunity Screening Lecture and Tutorial in class
    8 Resources Lecture and Tutorial in class
    9 Finance Lecture and Tutorial in class
    10  Commercialisation Pathway Lecture and Tutorial in class
    11 The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Lecture and Tutorial in class
  • 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.

    Assessment Summary
    #Assessment TaskTask TypeLengthWeightingLearning Outcomes
    1 (Online) Networking Task Individual 750 words 20% 1,4
    2 Interviewing Entrepreneurs Individual 1750 words 40% 1,2,4
    3 Opportunity Screening Group 2000 words 30% 1-5
    4 Case study report Individual See MyUni 15% 1,2
    5 Individual Participation
    and Group Contribution
    Individual Course duration 10% 3
    Total 100%
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students 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 Detail
    Individual Report
    Pick two entrepreneur of your choice and carry out an interview to synthesise with the theory discussed in the class 

    Group Assignment
    Write a feasibility plan for a business opportunity that you have identified during the course. Your conclusion from this report is to either proceed to a business plan or ‘drop’ the idea in its present form. You may wish to provide a conclusion that identifies what must be changed in the concept before it is developed further. Each member of the group will receive the mark that is awarded to the assessment. Therefore, it is important that a plan is developed for the tasks of researching and writing of the report.

    (Online) Networking Task
    Engage in an (online) community of practice and actively contribute to it. In this assessment you will get the opportunity to practice a key skill in entrepreneurship (networking and personal initiative). Write a reflective journey based on your experience.

    Participation and Group Contribution
    Fully particpate in all individual and group tasks and activities throughout the duration of the course. Particiaption will be evaluated based on students’ preparedness, interaction, and in-class work (whole class and group work).

    All text based assignments must be submitted via MyUni:

    • Assignment Submission: Assignments should not be emailed to the instructor; they must be lodged via the MyUni Course site (unless specified to do both).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Assessment extensions request: An application for Assessment Extension should be made before the due date of the assignment to the Course Lecturer. Normally, extensions will only be granted for a maximum of two weeks from the original assignment submission date. Extensions will only be granted in cases of genuine medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances. See sections 3 and 7a) i. in particular on assessment extensions in the Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment (MACA) Policy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Appealing a mark or grade: If you are dissatisfied with your mark or grade, you may request a review or re-mark. There must be academic or procedural reasons for your request, so you can’t simply request a re-mark because you are disappointed with your result. For more information on the process see Assessment Grievance: Appealing a mark or grade
    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 (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) 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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