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LB5133 - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
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

  • Invigilated > Presentations - (25%)
  • Entrepreneurial business idea (Individual submission) - (25%)
  • Business plan (Individual submission) - (50%).
Prerequisites: Admission to MBA Global and completion of 24 credit points of postgraduate subjects OR admission to MEng (Prof), Grad Dip Eng and Grad Cert Eng and completion of 18 credit points of postgraduate subjects


Townsville, Study Period 4, Intensive
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Face to face teaching 17-Mar-2020 to 07-Apr-2020 (9-5pm on Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th & Tuesday 31st March, 9-5pm Wednesday 1st & Tuesday 7th April 2020)
Coord/Lect: Dr Marcus Powe.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 39 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Online, Study Period 84, External
Census Date 16-Jul-2020
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce
Lecturers: Dr Marcus Powe, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 65 hours - Online resources including readings, screencasts, embedded quizzing
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU

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.