Course Title: The Foundations of Entrepreneurship

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: The Foundations of Entrepreneurship

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption. 

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT: https://policies.rmit.edu.au/document/view.php?id=209

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campus 

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance. 


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM1311

City Campus

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 2 2021

BUSM2306

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh 1 08,
Offsh 3 08,
Offsh 1 09,
Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 1 11,
Offsh 3 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16

BUSM3299

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Viet3 2009,
Viet1 2010,
Viet2 2010,
Viet3 2010,
Viet1 2011,
Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet2 2018,
Viet3 2018,
Viet2 2019,
Viet3 2019,
Viet1 2020,
Viet2 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet2 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet1 2022

BUSM4191

Hong Kong Management Associatn

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 12

BUSM4399

Universitas Pelita Harapan

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Offsh3 15,
Offsh3 16

BUSM4625

RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus

Undergraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Viet3 2019,
Viet2 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet3 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr Ashenafi Biru

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1143

Course Coordinator Email: ashenafi.biru@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 88

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This foundational course focuses on introducing you to the underlying concepts and principles that explain entrepreneurship. After completing this course, you will have examined the personal characteristics and skillsets that make up a successful entrepreneur and explored the resources required for a successful entrepreneurial journey. This course is focused on helping you to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, which will enable you to create innovative ideas that address commercial, social and environmental problems. You will develop your own creative abilities and an alertness to the volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous, and hyper-connected (VUCAH) environment around you. You will use these skills to seek out entrepreneurial opportunities and to evaluate the financial, environmental and social impact of entrepreneurial ventures.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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


CLO1: Apply knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation to support continuous personal and professional development to create viable entrepreneurial venture.


CLO2: Identify and analyse the personal attributes that are critical in successfully identifying and developing an entrepreneurial venture.


CLO3: Apply an entrepreneurial mindset to identify and systematically evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities when developing innovative business solutions, including consideration of their social impact and sustainability.

CLO4: Analyse the impact of a range of social, cultural, technological and regulatory influences in the process of creating for-profit ventures.

CLO5: Develop communication and team building skills to present independent and creative ideas in a variety of professional contexts.



Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will occur through a variety of experiences, which include lectures, in-class activities, independent study and opportunities for formative feedback. You will be expected to make a commitment to actively and constructively participate in class-room discussions and other activities in addition to weekly reading and careful planning of assessment tasks.



Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

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

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

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