Entrepreneurship Foundations and Mindset
Learn to grow business ideas into opportunities. Gain the confidence and know-how to innovate, create, and negotiate. Potential new business opportunities are abundant once you have an entrepreneurial mindset.
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- 22 May 2023
- 04 Sep 2023
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Our student advisors are here to guide you with:
- Enrolling and eligibility
- Fee and loan information
- Credit and recognition for prior learning
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify the difference between an idea and an opportunity
- Assess the potential of an opportunity and to determine its viability practical, social and commercial implications
- Examine entrepreneurial behaviour and characteristics associated with successful entrepreneurship
- Illustrate how to attract resources including finances to exploit an identified opportunity
- Identify how to manage intellectual property, legal structures, ethical issues and risks of a new venture
- Prepare a feasibility report for an identified opportunity to assess its feasibility and sustainability
- 1 Introduction to entrepreneurship
- 2 Generating and screening business ideas
- 3 Teams and resources
- 4 Writing the Concept Statement report
- 5 Managing resources
- 6 Structures and strategies
- 7 Practical applications
- 8 Writing the feasibility report
No eligibility 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 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 - A list of readings will be made available on MyUni and replaces a prescribed text for the course.
Want to learn new skills to cultivate a different mindset? How about transforming your approach to problem-solving or opportunity recognition? Skills learnt in this course prepare you for creating your own entrepreneurial career path, being a valued corporate team member (intrapreneur), or to use your enterprising skills for working within government or the not-for-profit sector. You will understand the theoretical concepts behind the nature and importance of entrepreneurship, use a number of tools/frameworks/models to identify and assess opportunities, be creative in resourcing and marketing of a startup, and learn how critical customers, risk and ethics are in developing a potential new venture.
Entrepreneurial Characteristics and Behaviours Report - Individual. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1,2,4,5 Concept Statement - Individual. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1,2,4,5 Risk Assessment - Individual. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-6 Feasibility Report - Individual. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-6
- Assessment 1: Entrepreneurial Characteristics and Behaviours (15%)
- Assessment 2: Concept Statement (20%)
- Assessment 3: Risk Assessment (30%)
- Assessment 4: Feasibility Report (35%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).
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