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MGMT1020 – Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management

2021 – Session 1, Special circumstances

Notice

As part of Phase 3 of our return to campus plan, most units will now run tutorials, seminars and other small group activities on campus, and most will keep an online version available to those students unable to return or those who choose to continue their studies online.

To check the availability of face-to-face and online activities for your unit, please go to timetable viewer. To check detailed information on unit assessments visit your unit's iLearn space or consult your unit convenor.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convenor
Lauren Gellatly
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
30cp at 1000 level or above
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit introduces students to the entrepreneurial process of generating ideas, identifying opportunities and developing these opportunities. Students will study business concepts and processes that support the successful launch and operation of entrepreneurial ventures. The unit is taught through experiential learning where students acquire the knowledge to launch new business ventures. Students will learn how to investigate market dynamics and customer needs to generate innovative ideas. Students will bring together the knowledge acquired across different disciplines, including sustainable thinking, as they provide recommendations to launch or re-launch a sustainable new business venture.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://students.mq.edu.au/important-dates

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Describe and explain key entrepreneurship concepts, theories and principles, including knowledge of different types of entrepreneurs.
  • ULO2: Apply knowledge of the various perspectives of entrepreneurship that reflect sustainable value for business and society.
  • ULO3: Analyse the strategies of an existing business venture and develop recommendations that integrate key management, marketing and operation models to create a coherent, feasible and sustainable new venture plan.

General Assessment Information

Late assessment submissions must be submitted through the appropriate submission link in iLearn. No extensions will be granted unless an application for Special Consideration is made and approved. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late. Late submissions will not be accepted after solutions have been discussed and/or made available.

Note: applications for Special Consideration Policy must be made within 5 (five) business days of the due date and time.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Essay 40% No Week 5
Entrepreneurial Group Project 60% No Written Component - Week 11; Presentation Component- Week 12

Essay

Assessment Type 1: Essay
Indicative Time on Task 2: 20 hours
Due: Week 5
Weighting: 40%

 

Essay of 1500 words

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Describe and explain key entrepreneurship concepts, theories and principles, including knowledge of different types of entrepreneurs.
  • Apply knowledge of the various perspectives of entrepreneurship that reflect sustainable value for business and society.

Entrepreneurial Group Project

Assessment Type 1: Project
Indicative Time on Task 2: 35 hours
Due: Written Component - Week 11; Presentation Component- Week 12
Weighting: 60%

 

This project requires a group of students to produce one written report and pitch their solution. The report is marked as a group (30% of total marks) and the pitch is marked individually (30% of total marks).

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Describe and explain key entrepreneurship concepts, theories and principles, including knowledge of different types of entrepreneurs.
  • Apply knowledge of the various perspectives of entrepreneurship that reflect sustainable value for business and society.
  • Analyse the strategies of an existing business venture and develop recommendations that integrate key management, marketing and operation models to create a coherent, feasible and sustainable new venture plan.

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Required text

Entrepreneurship Successfully Launching New Ventures. Sixth Edition. Bruce R. Barringer and R. Duane Ireland (2019). ISBN:  9781292255330  

Unit web page

The web page for this unit can be found at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/

Technology Used and Required

Students are required to have access to a personal computer and familiarise themselves with iLearn (https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/).

iLearn will be used to post lecture slides, assessment details, student grades and as a means of communication between staff members and students.

Students are required to download and familiarize themselves with Zoom.

Students will need access to a webcam or other device (tablet, mobile phone etc.) for recording presentations.

Delivery Format and Other Details

  • Number and length of classes: 1 x 2 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial, i.e. 3 hours face to face per week unless indicated otherwise in the lecture schedule. Classes may vary due to public holiday(s)
  • Tutorials will commence in Week 1.
  • The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at:  http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/

Recommended readings

Recommended readings are provided via the links on the iLearn Unit page

Inherent Requirements

None

Unit Schedule

Please see iLearn.

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit the Student Policy Gateway (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/student-policy-gateway). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to help you improve your marks and take control of your study.

The Library provides online and face to face support to help you find and use relevant information resources. 

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

If you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.