ENTREP 1011 - Entrepreneurial Foundations and Mindset
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2023
General Course Information
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 Coordinator: Mercy Atieno OlooProgram Director Contact Details: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Name: Dr Joelle Hawa
Adelaide Semester 1 Melbourne Semester 1 Name: Dr. Joelle Hawa Name: Simon Headland Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Adelaide Semester 2 Melbourne Semester 2 Name: Mercy Oloo Name: Simon Headland Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
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:
- Examine entrepreneurial behaviour and characteristics associated with successful entrepreneurship
- Assess the potential of an opportunity and determine its viability, practical, social and commercial implication
- Develop a business idea and pitch it to expert and non-expert audiences
- 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.
Required ResourcesNo textbook required.
Recommended ResourcesA list of readings will be made available on MyUni and replaces a prescribed text for the course.
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Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis 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 SummaryThis is a draft schedule, that may change during the course delivery if necessary.
Schedule 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
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# Assessment Task Task Type Length Weighting Learning 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 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 DetailIndividual Report
Pick two entrepreneur of your choice and carry out an interview to synthesise with the theory discussed in the class
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).
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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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