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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (MBS673)

Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit explores the development and management of start-up enterprises, focusing on commercialisation of new business ideas and new technologies. Topics include opportunity recognition and evaluation, the development of technological, operational and exit strategies, innovation practices and creativity, capital raising and network building. Students will work in small groups developing a feasibility plan to launch a new venture and learn how to pitch and sell their new business.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/seminars: 3 hours per week.
Assessment The completion and progression along the way towards completion of unit assignments will attempt to reinforce and solidify learning objectives (sessional and unit level). Feedback from assessor/lecturer is given towards the candidates' business feasibility study and presentation.

Assignments: 1). Concise 1 page product plan
2). Group business feasibility study (BFS) 30%
3). Formal BFS presentation (individually assessed but performed as a group) 20 %
4) Exam (Cased-based) 40%
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS629 Entrepreneurship and Innovations Management may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: MBS629
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (MBS629) - as for MBS673 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Management and Governance
Credit Points 4
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
SGP1: TJP-internal
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/seminars/workshops: 3 hours per week.
Assessment The completion and progression along the way towards completion of unit assignments will attempt to reinforce and solidify learning objectives (sessional and unit level).
Assignment 1: Business Pitch 10% (Individually assessed)
Case Study 15% (Individual)
Business Plan 30% (Group)
Business Plan Presentation 10% (Individually assessed; Presented as a group)
Exam 35% (Cased-based)
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Appears in these Minors
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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