Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Unit code: BMO6622 | Study level: Postgraduate
    12
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    Victoria University Online
    VU Brisbane
    VU Sydney
    N/A
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    Overview

    This unit investigates theoretical concepts of creativity, innovation, intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship and the skills and competencies to apply this knowledge effectively to diagnoses the need for, identify and leverage an opportunity and create solutions to contemporary business or societal challenges both locally and globally.

    The unit provides an authentic and evidence based learning experience in which learners engage and apply to planning, strategizing and decision making in professional, commercial and social contexts. The unit stimulates students to challenge the way in which entrepreneurs grow within, flourish and are perceived by and contribute to diverse societal and sustainable contexts.


    Students will use their insights in analysing and critiquing contemporary international entrepreneurial trends and dilemmas as responsible ethical and global citizens. Important paradoxes are posed for students to express the way in which human ingenuity translates to business endeavour which can have both positive and negative consequences. Contemporary and emerging future scenarios and examples are given to enable students to apply knowledge to create an entrepreneurial venture that generates economic, social and sustainability benefits.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Critically review the issues that influence how human creativity translates to innovation, intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship and how this transitional process is enabled and managed in different types of settings and organisational forms;
    2. Critically interrogate and evaluate the literature on entrepreneurship and apply that understanding to interpret the steps in the successful trajectory of entrepreneurial ventures;
    3. Integrate and deconstruct knowledge and learnings from a range of contexts and disciplines to conceptually map, apply and make recommendations for the management of innovation and entrepreneurship for a given organisational context;
    4. Demonstrate accountability in autonomous and collaborative judgements and innovative strategic thinking in response to contemporary and future business/ professional challenges through working collaboratively on an innovative new venture; and
    5. Design, formulate and present a business plan for a business venture grounded in a convincing innovation and entrepreneurial proposition.

    Assessment

    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Report
    |
    Grade: 20%
    Analysing an entrepreneurial mindset
    Assessment type: Case Study
    |
    Grade: 30%
    Investigation on an entrepreneurial venture
    Assessment type: Project
    |
    Grade: 50%
    Venture Business Plan including an application for funding and presentation (Group)

    Other locations

    For students studying at Victoria University Online
    Assessment type: Assignment
    |
    Grade: 10%
    Assessing your entrepreneurial characteristics
    Assessment type: Presentation
    |
    Grade: 40%
    Developing an innovative venture idea
    Assessment type: Other
    |
    Grade: 50%
    Developing a seed proposal

    Required reading

    A comprehensive list of required readings such as journals, business review publications and selected book chapters will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

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