Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2012
Coordinator(s)Dr Denis Kiellerup


Understanding business principles, and having the data and the will to adapt to the ever changing business environment are crucial for successful business creation and development. The principles and elements of entrepreneurship, finance procurement for new ventures and elements of business planning are integrated into a comprehensive mosaic that will allow students to explore these principles and apply them in a personal and practical way to business creation and business development.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify and explore the values and principles associated with entrepreneurial thinking
  2. explore elements and types of entrepreneurship and the application of entrepreneurial thinking to business development
  3. understand critical financial elements in business planning
  4. identify and understand the planning process appropriate to establishing a new venture
  5. further enhance communication, inter-personal, problem solving and critical thinking capabilities.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Peter Reed

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses to undertake this unit: 3183, 3184, 3185, 3189, 3190, 3191, 3195, 3196, 3197, 3198, 3837, 3839, 3849 or 0028