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To innovative, you need to be able to think differently. In this unit, you’ll learn about the thinking tools that entrepreneurs use the creative innovative products and build a thriving business around them. You’ll learn what it means to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset, how to tackle problems and make decisions with limited information and how to maintain a customer-centric focus throughout the lifecycle of a product or business. By the end of this unit, you will have learned some of the fundamental theories and thinking tools that entrepreneurs and innovators use every day, as well as learning about the characteristics that successful entrepreneurs and how to cultivate this mindset.

Summary 2020

Unit name Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Unit code BAA539
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management

Associate Professor Tim Butcher

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



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Learning Outcomes

LO1Explain and evaluate theories and practices of entrepreneurship and innovation.
LO2Identify and discuss the characteristics of an entrepreneur.
LO3Recognise and appraise the value of innovation and enterprise thinking in a range of professional contexts.







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Group Presentation (25%), Workshop Assessments (30%), Report (45%).

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