Courses & Units

Entrepreneurship BAA211


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.


Unit name Entrepreneurship
Unit code BAA211
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management
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)
Level Intermediate


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
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
089999 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $2,702.00

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Mutual Exclusions

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

ZAA234 and BAAxxx Entrepreneurship (UCP)


AssessmentActivity Journal (20%)|‘Problem’ Pitch (20%)|Lean Business Plan (40%)|Investor Pitch (20%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.


The recommended textbook for this unit is:

Entrepreneurship: The Practice and Mindset (2nd Edition, 2020)
Written by Neck, H., Neck, C. and Murray, E.

You can purchase physical and digital copies of the textbook directly via the publisher or through Amazon, Booktopia and other online stores. Please note that this textbook is not required to succeed in this unit, however, you will find it is useful if you are able to access a copy. There are also a range of other recommended readings. You can find details for these recommendations on MyLO.

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