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Business Lifecycles

Undergraduate | UAD-ENT1000OUA | 2024

Learn how the pieces of a successful business fit together. Explore the business lifecycle and the part each major business discipline plays. From inception to maturity, see where marketing, finance, management, law and other business topics fit.

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Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
25 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks
Start dates
29 Jan 2024,
20 May 2024,
2 Sept 2024

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Business Lifecycles

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Describe the different stages of the lifecycle of a business and explain the role and interrelated nature of the major business disciplines (entrepreneurship, strategy, marketing, finance, accounting, management & law) required to lead a business through its lifecycle stages.
    2. Applying concepts from the major business disciplines, analyse information and make decisions holistically to lead a business through its lifecycle stages.
    3. Reflect on the interpersonal skills and processes required to work effectively in a team environment.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units. MyUni is the University of Adelaide's online learning environment. MyUni provides access to various features including announcements, course materials, discussion boards and assessments.
  • Other requirements - Text Book Requirement: Longenecker, J.G., Petty, J.W., Palich, L.E. and Hoy, F. (2019) Small Business Management: Launching and Growing Entrepreneurial Ventures (19th ed.), Cengage, Boston, MA. 2019 version available as an ebook. Link to publisher’s purchase page: 10% discount code: EDU10

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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