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 SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Completion of 48 credit points in first year of study.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2021

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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

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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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 32.32% 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: Have Your Say and informal feedback.
Feedback
Students would like to attend Zoom sessions but they need to occur later in the evening.
Recommendation
Continue to schedule Zoom sessions at a convenient time for working students. After 5:30 pm on weekdays.
Action Taken
The unit was taught in total online mode in Term 2 for all enrolled students using zoom workshops as per weekly timetabled schedules.
Source: Have Your Say and informal feedback.
Feedback
Have more recorded information available on Moodle including lectures, unit content activities and assessment information.
Recommendation
Continue to record short lectures, record mini simulations related to in-class tutorial activities that would be engaging to students who are online learners and ensure that accessible and 'one stop' information is provided in relation to assessment.
Action Taken
Recorded workshops and lecture videos for every week's learning activity were uploaded on echo360 with links to video resources provided on Moodle in Term 2 2020.
Source: Have Your Say and informal feedback.
Feedback
Including the opportunity to take part in The Big Idea competition in the assessment items was very enjoyable and interesting.
Recommendation
Continue to provide the opportunity to take part in The Big Idea competition in Term 2 each year.
Action Taken
In Term 2 2020, UC engaged with the Office of Social Innovation and shared information on the opportunity to take part in The Big Idea competition during class workshops.
Source: Have Your Say and informal feedback.
Feedback
It would be beneficial to have an individual mark awarded in group work as well as a group mark.
Recommendation
Ensure that marking rubrics in future have an individual mark as well as a group mark for group based assessment items.
Action Taken
Pitch presentation part of the group assessment task involved individual mark in Term 2 2020.
Source: Student feedback in class and the Have Your Say survey
Feedback
Students really liked the applied learning content of the unit, specifically the real world case studies of entrepreneurs.
Recommendation
Continue to include applied learning content in the unit like case studies and examples of entrepreneurs.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback in class and the Have Your Say survey
Feedback
Students must have an individual mark awarded in group work as well as a group mark.
Recommendation
Ensure that marking rubrics in future have an individual mark as well as a group mark for group based assessment items.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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