Courses & Units

Foundations of Entrepreneurship BLD202

Introduction

The main focus in this unit is to consider entrepreneurial behaviour, including approaches to creativity, innovation, risk-taking and the process of social change.

Both Australia's and China's growth in the current age is due, in no small part, to entrepreneurship. It is important to thus understand the notion of entrepreneurship, and its impact on economy and society. A comprehensive knowledge of entrepreneurship will enable students to better understand whether they wish to go into business for themselves, in order to target their entrepreneurial capability.

This unit, therefore, is not about the 'how' of entrepreneurship, but the 'what' and the 'why'. That is, it considers the nature of entrepreneurship and how it differs from innovation and invention. This unit also considers the role of entrepreneurship in the economy, its impact on society, and its manifestation in different organisational contexts, as well as in different country settings. The lectures will give you a firm grounding in these topics from a Western perspective; the tutorials will give you an opportunity to apply this grounding to your home context.

Summary

Unit name Foundations of Entrepreneurship
Unit code BLD202
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)
Office of TSBE
Discipline Australian Innovation Research Centre (AIRC)
Coordinator

Professor Mark Dibben

Teaching staff

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

Availability

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 100707

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

BMA204, BMA246

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Hobart semester 1 to be taught in intensive mode of 3 days.

Launceston Winter School dates are as follows: 22 & 23 June, 9am-5pm, 24 June, 9am-12 noon

Assessment

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Textbooks

Required

There is no prescribed text for this unit. Key readings will be provided to students.

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