Course Title: Human Resource Management for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Human Resource Management for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Gerrit De Waal

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5783

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 80.09.62

Course Coordinator Availability: Via email for appointments

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge to formulate structural and human resource management practices as important drivers of an organisation’s ability to accept risk, be innovative and entrepreneurial. You will develop knowledge of the concepts and practices of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. You will learn how organisations in today’s dynamic and complex environment need to become more entrepreneurial and identify new opportunities for sustained superior performance. The nature and challenges associated with fostering and facilitating entrepreneurship in organisations, particularly in SMEs, creative industries and multinationals, will be discussed in light of the exciting and increasingly prominent theory and research in the field.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  1. demonstrate a critical and reflective understanding of the importance and challenges of innovation and entrepreneurship in contemporary organisations
  2. critically evaluate, integrate and apply theoretical frameworks to foster and facilitate entrepreneurship in real-world organisational context
  3. utilise creative and innovative ability to enhance the entrepreneurial endeavours and organisational innovation through appropriate HR practices
  4. develop organisational models, systems and practices for planning, initiating and supporting entrepreneurial endeavours
  5. generate and present ideas, concepts and arguments in a logical and coherent manner.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course may be delivered face-to-face and/or online through classes, lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You will be expected to be an active participant and undertake the required preparatory work.

You may engage with local entrepreneurs, SMEs and multinationals to develop an understanding of the ways in which entrepreneurial and innovative choices can be made while building a viable organisation. Our knowledge will be enhanced through the use of local and international case studies of entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial initiatives.

Overview of Learning Resources

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

You will also have access to course materials and additional readings on myRMIT/Canvas including external internet links and access to RMIT Library online and hard copy resources.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below in Part B of the Course Guide shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 20%

Assessment Task 2: 30%

Assessment Task 3: 50%