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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

Please note that this subject is offered through JCU Online.

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.
Prerequisites: Admission to Master of Business Administration Global and completion of 24 credit points of postgraduate subjects


JCU Online, External, Study Period 84
Census Date 16-Jul-2020
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.