Course Title: Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4583

City Campus

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Sam Tavassoli

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1455

Course Coordinator Email: sam.tavassoli@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 80.07.52

Course Coordinator Availability: via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

While there are no formal pre-requisites for this course, this is an intermediate level Entrepreneurship course. It is assumed you will have knowledge gained in the first year of Entrepreneurship program through the Entrepreneurial Process and Applied Entrepreneurship courses.


Course Description

This course focuses on contemporary issues and emerging trends that are relevant to entrepreneurs operating in a complex, dynamic and uncertain business environment. You will develop the intellectual independence to become a critical and reflective learner in regard to contemporary issues in entrepreneurship. You will also gain leadership and team building skills in the nexus between entrepreneurship and other business disciplines. You will demonstrate research, diagnostic, analytical and communication skills in examining and discussing selected contemporary topics in entrepreneurship.

 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

 

CLO1: Apply relevant theories to critically distinguish between innovative and non-innovative entrepreneurship. 

 

CL02: Examine various types of innovative entrepreneurship in practice and their implications for entrepreneurs.

 

CLO3: Demonstrate understanding of the interrelationships between entrepreneurs, organisations, customers and communities in a local and global context through “entrepreneurial ecosystem” perspective.

 

CLO4: Communicate effectively practical and innovative solutions to contemporary entrepreneurial challenges.

 

CLO5: Understand the application of entrepreneurship in the wider social, economical, and political context.

 


Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include individual assignments; group reports; discussions, videos, conducting interviews with relevant actors in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

 

Activities provide an opportunity for you to discuss and apply relevant theories and thinking. Communication skills will be developed through individual contribution and participation in the classroom. Real-life cases are used to demonstrate how concepts and issues are applied across a range of workplace and industry settings. This format provides you with an opportunity to analyse relevant issues and challenges in order to generate potential, practical and ethical alternative solutions. Individual and group activities will take the form of:

  • Workshop Exercises
  • Case study analysis
  • Written group reports
  • Individual reflection videos
  • Presentation
     


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information. 

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.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

 

The assessment alignment table below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

 

Part A Assessment Overview

Assessment Task

Weighting (%)

Linked CLOs

Assessment Task 1

25%

1, 2

Assessment Task 2

50%

1,2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 3

25%

1, 2, 3, 4, 5