Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship and Innovation - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP3
  • Assessment: Exercises - Experiential - Indiv. (15-25%) , Report1 - Individual (35-50%) - Learn more

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Domestic continuing 1,383.00
HECS 1,324.00
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International continuing 1,633.00

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This unit focuses on contemporary theoretical and practice based issues in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which will be integrated with business and management theories, models and frameworks. On completion of the unit students will be able to identify, analyse, evaluate and offer value creating solutions to local and global business and social problems from entrepreneurship and innovation perspectives.

After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Define and integrate theoretical principles applicable to entrepreneurship and innovation and apply these to problems and opportunities that might arise in the business and/or social context
  2. Systematically review and critically evaluate research from a range of sources in order to make informed judgements on options for using entrepreneurship and innovation in the business context to address problems, opportunities and/or commercialise solutions
  3. Build on and continuously develop the intellectual independence to be critical and reflective learners, who are cognisant of the relevance of entrepreneurship and innovation to their business discipline
  4. Work collaboratively in diverse groups.
  • Exercises — Experiential - Indiv. (15-25%)
  • Report1 — Individual (35-50%)
  • Report2 — Group (35-45%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Students must have completed 14 units in addition to ACC10007(or ACG11, ACF110) and COM12.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1The interface between entrepreneurship and innovation
2Contemporary entrepreneurship & innovation issues canvassed are the entrepreneurial mindset, innovation, use of 'the crowd', and ecosystems

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