Enterprise and Innovation major

Enterprise and Innovation is for students to develop their skills, knowledge and practical engagement with the principles of entrepreneurship and innovation in a local and global context. Students will develop solution-based skills to complex real world problems and learn to critically apply business solutions to them. Students will develop key attributes for employability through core principles of innovation, commercialisation and digital strategies necessary in today's workplace.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) apply relevant knowledge and skills for managing innovation trajectories in existing firms as well as entrepreneurial processes in a start-up and scaling setting.; (2) develop an enduring capacity for framing and solving complex business problems by a focused evidence-based approach rooted in entrepreneurial inquiry.; (3) be a proactive communicator, open to feedback from a broad range of stakeholders and critical in your interpretation of diverse cues.; (4) promote an innovation culture and work effectively in (self)-managed teams.
; (5) reflect independently on concepts and frameworks, be mindful of context and insights for local application and adaptation.; and (6) integrate social, ethical, cultural and sustainability aspects as an essential component in strategy formulation for start-ups and existing firms..

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so if this suits your aspirations. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Prerequisites

nil

Enterprise and Innovation can only be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP009 Bachelor of Business
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

Enterprise and Innovation is a degree-specific double major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2021; NS = non-standard teaching period

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2022 or 2023.

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
Incompatibility:
MGMT2236 Management and Organisations
S2 MKTG1342 Introduction to Enterprise and Innovation

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 BUSN2102 Changing the World: Social Innovation, Finance and Enterprise
Prerequisites:
Completion of 24 points
Incompatibility:
BUSN1102 Changing the World: Social Innovation, Finance and Enterprise
S2 MGMT2311 Organisational Learning and Innovation
Prerequisites:
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
or
MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
or
equivalent
Incompatibility:
MGMT3311 Organisational Learning and Innovation
S2 MKTG2301 Small Business Management
Prerequisites:
MKTG1203 Introduction to Marketing
or
MKTG1342 Introduction to Enterprise and Innovation
Incompatibility:
MGMT3301 Small Business Management

Level 3

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A MGMT3335 Enterprise Systems
Prerequisites:
any two Level 2 units in the Management major
or
MGMT2311 Organisational Learning and Innovation
S2 MKTG3303 New Product Development
Prerequisites:
any two Level 2 Marketing units
or
MKTG2301 Small Business Management (ID 628)
Incompatibility:
MGMT3303 Management of Technology and Innovation
Degree-specific major units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
N/A BUSN3001 Business Development Project
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in the Business Management major and completion of a minimum of 96 points.
Incompatibility:
WILG3001 Professional Experience Practicum
NS, S1, S2 WILG3001 Professional Experience Practicum
Prerequisites:
completion of at least 48 point of units and enrolment in the Political Science and International Relations major
or
the Linguistics major and approval by the unit coordinator
or
completion of 96 points of units and enrolment in the Business Management major
or
Enterprise and Innovation major
or
Global Business major. For students in the Creative Writing Studies Minor: completion of ENGL1501 Reading Creatively/Writing Creatively
and
ENGL2501 Creative Writing: Theory and Practice.
Incompatibility:
BUSN3348 Business Practicum
or
HUMA2901 Arts Practicum
or
POLS3326 Political Science Internship
or
WILG2201 Professional Experience Practicum
or
PARL3399 WA Parliamentary Research Program.

Choosing your degree-specific major

General degrees

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the Enterprise and Innovation degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Business course.

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There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Specialised degrees – Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Honours), Bachelor of Automation and Robotics, Bachelor of Environmental Design, Bachelor of Music

You must satisfy the requirements of the degree-specific major in your degree before you complete your course.

Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics

This comprehensive degree does not allow you to choose a double major.