- BUS827 incorporates the lecture and tutorial in one 3-hour session, classes may move between lecture and tutorial elements (including student presentations) in order to break-up the class and ensure an optimal learning environment.
- The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at:http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/
- Attendance will be taken in the weekly classes. Medical certificates must be provided if you are not able to attend a class without incurring a penalty.
- You must attend at least 11 of the 13 weekly classes – failure to do so may affect your learning outcomes and performance in this Unit. Students are expected to arrive on time, and not to leave until the class ends. If you have a recurring problem that makes you late, or forces you to leave early, have the courtesy to discuss this with your lecturer/tutor.
- Students must be quiet during classes, unless of course when class participation is required. Students who disturb or disrupt in lectures and tutorial class will be asked to leave.
- Mobile phones must be turned OFF. No recordings of the seminars can be made without permission of the lecturer
Required and Recommended texts and/or materials
Prescribed text: Norman Scarborough
Title Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management , Global Edition; ISBN 9780273787129; Published 09/01/2013
Published by Pearson Higher Ed USA, Pages 720, Format Paperback
This text is available for purchase at the Macquarie University Co-Op Bookshop. Additional readings and other materials, including PowerPoint slides for each lecture, will be placed on the unit webpage.
Recommended supplementary texts:
- Kim, W. and Mauborgne, R. 2005, Blue Ocean Strategy, McGraw Hill
Technology Used and Required
- Students are required to learn how to use power point, word processing & iLearn course website. No recording devices are to be used by students to record lecture notes without the permission of the lecturer.
- Where indicated assignments must be submitted via Turnitin link provided.
Unit web page
The web page for this unit can be found at: http://ilearn.mq.edu.au
Teaching and Learning Strategy
- The unit is taught by lectures and tutorial activities with group discussions.
- Normally, there will be a lecture at the beginning of each class that will be used to present new concepts and tools that will contribute to students’ understanding of the subject area and assist you to complete assessment tasks. These lectures will be interactive and will use real life examples where possible. In order to prepare for these lectures, students are required to complete the chapter reading in the textbook in advance. These readings are set out in the week-by-week timetable that can be found in this section.
Supplementary assessments should be administered in the following circumstances only
- the provision of a further opportunity to successfully complete hurdle assessments,
- as the outcome of a Disruptions to Study notification,
- as the outcome of a Grade Appeal.
Students are expected to abide by the University’s Academic Honesty Policy.
Text-based work submitted by students for assessment will be subject to plagiarism detection software, such as Turnitin or similar approved software, unless otherwise approved.
Plagiarism detection methods are to be used on a routine basis to check student work or when plagiarism is suspected.
Unless otherwise approved, all text-based assessment tasks will be submitted electronically using the University’s electronic learning management system.
Late submissions will only be permitted when specified in the unit guide. Except in cases of an approved disruption to study notification, penalties for late submission of assessment where an extension has not been approved are to be consistently applied across all students enrolled in a coursework unit.
Retention of student work
All assessments worth 20% or grater are archived for benchmarking, calibration or grade review, for a period of six months unless otherwise approved.
Applications for reasonable adjustments
Applications for reasonable adjustments will be considered in accordance with the University’s Disability Policy.