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LB5133 - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject seeks to familiarize students with the diversity of capital forms and seed funding available to entrepreneurs - a crucial feature of business project outcomes and deliverability to stakeholders. Students will learn to analyse long-term and short-term risks of engaging with venture capital as well as the management of ambiguity. They will also gain insights into network relationships with these highly salient and expanding forms of funding though case study analysis of venture 'incubators,' 'angel funds' etc. As this module contains a significant entrepreneurial practicum component, students will be expected to assemble a proposal and presentation of a real or hypothetical entrepreneurial project.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse long term and short term risks of engaging with venture capital;
  • identify and evaluate ambiguity, uncertainty and risk to advance ideas and opportunities in entrepreneurial projects;
  • synthesise ambitious ideas to pitch within a business model framework.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Business plan - (30%) - Group
  • Written > Case study analysis - (20%) - Individual.

Availabilities

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 2, Internal
Census Date 22-Jun-2023
Coordinator: Dr Reza Akbari
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising session
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 05-Oct-2023
Coordinator: Dr Reza Akbari
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials - Synthesising session
  • 10 hours online activity - Recordings, online activities & self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 06-Apr-2023
Coordinator: Dr Emiel Eijdenberg
Lecturers: Ms Suriyati Johari, Dr Emiel Eijdenberg.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours lectures - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of lectures, via LearnJCU
  • 20 hours tutorials - may include recorded presentations, online activities & self-learning activities inclusive of synthesising sessions, via LearnJCU
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.