Entrepreneurship is a way of looking at business that is focused on opportunities, creativity and innovation. It is also about having a passion for doing the things that are important to you, be they related to business or not. It is about challenge and persistence. It is about the development of an enterprising mindset, from which you can create the opportunities for your satisfaction. To successfully complete this unit, you will be required to make a contribution (physically, intellectually and emotionally) that may be higher than you have previously made in your past studies.
Entrepreneurship is not for the faint-hearted, the timid, those who cannot cope with ambiguity or those who want black and white answers. It is for individuals who are self-motivated, resourceful and persistent. It is for those who have a sense of humour, who have a passion for implementing new ideas, who can learn from failure and bounce back from it, and who are willing to take calculated risks in their entrepreneurial endeavours. In short, it is a process of self-discovery.
Within every entrepreneurship unit you will be required to participate in activities that conceive, create, and capture value as well as critique your efforts to do so.
Known as the 4Cs, these activities will allow you to place yourself at the intersection of theory, practice and personal knowledge gain through which your understanding of your entrepreneurial capabilities will be determined.
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Mr James Riggall|
|Teaching staff||Doctor James Mbiru|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania and Third Party (Universal College of Higher Education Hong Kong)|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Launceston||Accelerated Study Period 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Launceston||Accelerated Study Period 3||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Accelerated Study Period 3||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Hong Kong Universal Ed||Semester 2||On-Campus||International|
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Accelerated Study Period 3||12/9/2022||5/10/2022||27/10/2022||11/12/2022|
|Accelerated Study Period 1||31/1/2022||23/2/2022||17/3/2022||1/5/2022|
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- Describe and apply the concepts and tools of entrepreneurship to existing businesses, problems, products, and customer segments.
- Apply entrepreneurship concepts, tools, and practices to identify, develop and pitch an innovative business of your own design.
- Communicate ideas to a professional audience in written and oral form.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:ZAA234 and BAAxxx Entrepreneurship (UCP)
|Assessment||Activity Journal (20%)|‘Problem’ Pitch (20%)|Lean Business Plan (40%)|Investor Pitch (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
The recommended textbook for this unit is:
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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