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BU2100 - Integrated Business Venture Part 1 of 2

[Not offered in 2011]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

This subject is part of a subject chain and students must complete both BU2100 and BU2101 to receive a final grade for each subject. Students must apply to enrol in these subjects and gain permission of the Subject Coordinator. A quota applies to this subject. If the subject quota is exceeded students will be selected on the basis of GPA or at the discretion of the Subject Coordinator. Students will also be required to complete an interview with the subject coordinator before entering the subject. Except with the approval of the Head of School, all subjects in a chain must be studied in consecutive teaching periods.

Integrated Business Venture Part 1 of 2 is the first of two subjects that provide an opportunity for students to integrate their learning across various business subjects by planning and operating a small company. This subject requires students to draw on various business subjects (i.e. management, accounting, economics, business law, customer experience management, entrepreneurship, project management, business research methods, leadership and strategic thinking) to design and plan an actual start-up company. A key part of the process involves developing a business plan and securing finance to launch the company. Students are to identify a community service project which will be funded by any profits generated by the company. The subject fosters conceptual connections across disciplines as a natural consequence of using concepts and tools from all other business subjects to guide the planning process. A quota applies to this subject. Students are required to complete an interview with the subject coordinator before entering the subject and preference will be given to students with a higher GPA. This subject is part of a subject chain and students must complete both BU2100 and BU2101 to receive a final grade for each subject.

Learning Outcomes

  • Create and manage a small business enterprise;
  • Develop individual responsibility to the community by being involved with a selected non- profit service project;
  • Apply the skills and knowledge gained in other subjects through practical experience;
  • Cultivate and develop corporate and ethical responsibility.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.

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.