Courses & Units

Entrepreneurship BMA703



This is a reading course; the unit presumes a familiarity with work life. It expects you to have already grasped the fact that 'business is the art of making a living doing what you love'. The thesis of the unit is that a comprehensive knowledge of entrepreneurship will enable you to better target their entrepreneurial capability and extract greater value from the environments in which they find themselves. This unit, therefore, is not about the 'how' of entrepreneurship, but the 'what' and the 'why'. That is in terms of the nature of entrepreneurship and its contradistinction from innovation and invention, its purpose in the economy, its impact on society, its manifestation in different organisational contexts both in not-for-profit scenarios as well as in different country settings. The unit will also address the impact of financial and infrastructural constraints on an entrepreneur's thinking in terms of, for example, marketing, HR and organisational strategies. In sum, the purpose of the unit is to provide you with the opportunity to engage in the rigorous academic study of entrepreneurship.


Unit name Entrepreneurship
Unit code BMA703
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management

Dr Kim Backhouse

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $2,523.00 100707

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Teaching Pattern

Offered face-to-face in Hobart and by distance  on weekday evenings with three-hour workshops weekly.


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