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LB5207 - Managing Entrepreneurial Enterprises

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

Developing entrepreneurial enterprises and innovative businesses is very different to managing large established businesses. Entrepreneurship is a way of looking at business that is focused on opportunities, creativity and innovation. It is about having a passion for doing things that are important for you and the success of your enterprise. In addition to exploring the special advantages associated with entrepreneurial small and medium enterprises, the subject will bring together the skills you have acquired across other disciplines previously studied, including finance, management, marketing and international business. In this subject, you will develop the skills to recognise commercial opportunities and the insight, self-esteem, and knowledge to act on them. It includes a discussion on opportunity recognition, commercialising a concept, marshalling resources, managing people and marketing your products in the face of risk, and initiating a new business enterprise.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and critically evaluate sources of information and assistance that may help with the development of new business ideas;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the driving forces behind creating and building value in new enterprises;
  • Develop and present a persuasive business plan to potential investors or to internal stakeholders;
  • Develop skills to source, evaluate, develop, and fund a new business.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances;
  • The ability to conceptualise and evaluate a range of potential solutions to relevant problems;
  • The potential to lead and contribute to projects effectively and efficiently;
  • The ability to conduct their research in an ethical manner;
  • The ability to make constructive contributions to project teams or collegial activities.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 9, Block
Census Date 04-Oct-2012
Non-standard start/end 10-Sep-2012 to 16-Nov-2012
Face to face teaching 10-Sep-2012 to 24-Oct-2012 (Mon & Wed nights start 10/9 to 24/10 6pm- 9pm)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Darren Lee-Ross
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (15% - 20%); new venture plan and presentation (30% - 35%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 12-Apr-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Darren Lee-Ross
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (15% - 20%); new venture plan and presentation (30% - 35%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Darren Lee-Ross
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (15% - 20%); new venture plan and presentation (30% - 35%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Darren Lee-Ross
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (15% - 20%); new venture plan and presentation (30% - 35%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Darren Lee-Ross
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (15% - 20%); new venture plan and presentation (30% - 35%).

Townsville, Study Period 7, Block
Census Date 05-Jul-2012
Face to face teaching 22-Jun-2012 to 15-Jul-2012 (Fri 22/6 6pm- 9pm , Sat 23/6 -Sun 24/6, 9am- 5pm Fri 13/7 6-9pm, Sat 14/7 -Sun 15/7 9am-5pm)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Darren Lee-Ross
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars - As per Subject Guide
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (15% - 20%); new venture plan and presentation (30% - 35%).

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.