Subject details

Upon the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify a business venture by analysing the environment and presenting alternative futures, to establish good social and financial outcomes
  2. Critically analyse entrepreneurship validation tools by investigating opportunities to extend a business and adapt to achieve social and financial outcomes
  3. Present a convincing and novel identification of business problems from a company perspective and to evaluate future entrepreneurial ideas
  4. Engage with group members to offer diverse perspectives about a business and to reflect on the social, environmental and current issues facing a business
  5. Formulate entrepreneurship validation tools including values, norms and behaviours of an innovative or entrepreneurial idea
  6. Design and deliver a group presentation about an entrepreneurial business venture
  7. Critically analyse a business venture by applying and monitoring the creative and innovative ideas that can be applied given the complex and dynamic global business environment
  8. Participate in a team to analyse and present a case study about an entrepreneurial business
  9. Develop and write entrepreneurship validation tools using both professional and academic references.
  • Topics
    • Entrepreneurial Individual Mindset
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Corporate Entrepreneurship
    • Sustainable Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
    • Opportunity & The Creative Pursuit of Innovative Ideas
    • Assessment & Commercialism of Entrepreneurial Opportunities
    • Design Thinking & Lean Startup
    • Business Model
    • Business Plan
    • Entrepreneurial Marketing
    • Entrepreneurial Finance
    • HR, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Intellectual Properties and Legal Considerations
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Print Materials
      • Study guide
    • Online Materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Quizzes
      • Resources and Links
    • Other Materials
      • Audio
      • Video

Entry Requirements

Others

Student must have completed 60 credit points (4 subjects) in the degree.

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    This subject is offered via Open Universities Australia. La Trobe University students can undertake this subject as part of a cross institutional enrolment under certain circumstances, and must seek approval from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Course Coordinator for eligibility. Due to the nature of the subject content and online delivery, enrolments are generally not permitted past the published OUA enrolment date for the study period.  

This subject offers you the opportunity to use entrepreneurship knowledge and skills to start businesses or resolve business challenges. The subject attracts students from a range of fields, bringing a multidisciplinary perspective to the research, analysis and problem-solving aspects of the challenge. You will be required to apply entrepreneurship validation tools such as design thinking, lean start-up and business model design aimed at creating sustainable value through the provision of a particular product or service to meet an identified market opportunity. The aim of these projects is to enhance the well-being of your community or address a social, health, economic or environmental problem. The subject is designed to provide you with the opportunity to enhance, demonstrate and document entrepreneurial work-ready skills appropriate to your chosen career path.

  • Assignment 1 - Business Model and Plan (2500 words) (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Business Venture assignment (1500 words) (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Presentation (15 minutes, 4 students) (1500 words equivalent) (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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