MGMT5608 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- This unit introduces students to the nature and characteristics of entrepreneurship and innovation and explores the interrelationship between the two within contemporary economies. The nature of enterprise behaviour and the characteristics of entrepreneurs in both large and small organisations are examined, as are the policy issues associated with encouraging enterprise and innovation within large organisations and the wider community.
Students examine their own propensity for enterprise and creativity, while exploring the nature and process of innovation. The fundamentals of opportunity recognition and screening of new venture ideas are examined from both a macro and micro perspective.
- Students are able to (1) explain the concepts and key theories relating to entrepreneurship and innovation; (2) apply frameworks to systematically identify, evaluate and exploit entrepreneurial opportunities; (3) present the potential of a specific entrepreneurial opportunity in a coherent and concise manner both orally and in writings; (4) identify and address the risks and problems arising while building a new business and pursuing innovation; and (5) identify the various types of innovation.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments; (2) group presentation; and (3) class participation and case discussions. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Thierry Volery
- Unit rules
- ACCT5602 Accounting or MKTG5550 Marketing Principles; and enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
- Contact hours
- lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.