MGMT13151 - Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Start-ups

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The unit is designed to familiarize students with the world of entrepreneurship, innovation and start-ups. It examines the nature and roles of entrepreneurship, innovation and the entrepreneur in society. You will identify the key factors for entrepreneurial success and how to evaluate these factors. You will also learn the stages that entrepreneurs go through in taking the seed of an idea through to planning for the growth of a successful business. Emphasis is placed on planning, financing, starting and managing new start-ups.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Completion of 48 credit points in first year of study.

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Written Assessment 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 31.58% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Assessment 3: Reflective assessment was not interesting.
Recommendation
Assessment 3 could be changed to a more challenging assessment.
Action Taken
Assessment Item 3 was changed to a case study analysis that required students to apply critical analysis and formulate recommendations.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Struggled to find a lot of the specific information requested online, or in books.
Recommendation
Provide specific website addresses from where students can find relevant information.
Action Taken
There was extensive re-writing of all materials for this unit as well as increased access to and identification of relevant academic and web-based materials to support learning.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
The assessment tasks were interesting and well-written to the course.
Recommendation
Keep providing clearer guidelines and requirements for the assessments tasks.
Action Taken
PowerPoint presentations and recordings, Zoom sessions and Moodle information was provided for each assessment item to improve student understanding of assessment requirements.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Assessment task requirements need to be explained more clearly and earlier in the term.
Recommendation
In addition to describing the assessment requirements in the unit profile, providing additional information on Moodle and Zoom and recording PowerPoint presentations, it is recommended that a dedicated Discussion Forum is established on Moodle in relation to each assessment item.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say, Email correspondence
Feedback
Assessment feedback needs to be more detailed, formative and timely.
Recommendation
Provide teaching team training about how to provide constructive and formative feedback. Develop strategies to ensure marking team comply with published marking timelines.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
More engagement and interaction with distance students via communication and lectures.
Recommendation
Ensure that recorded lectures are provided, Zoom sessions are scheduled out of office hours to accommodate working students, and all means of communication with students are fully utilised.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship, innovation and new start-ups through critical review and synthesis of knowledge and current developments in the field
  2. Synthesise knowledge and exercise critical thinking to appreciate the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation within society
  3. Critically analyse and synthesise the knowledge, qualities and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur in start-up ventures
  4. Demonstrate creative skills and critical thinking to identify a new start-up opportunity and evaluate its feasibility
  5. Synthesise knowledge and exercise critical thinking to apply appropriate frameworks that evaluate the preferred business model for the start-up opportunity
  6. Apply technical skills to formulate a business plan for the launch of a start-up venture.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment