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SCI2502

Faculty of Science

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Science

Coordinator(s)

Erin Watson-Lynn

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

The Impact through science level two units provide an action-learning exploration of the business and social entrepreneurship cycle from concept through to pitching the idea to a panel of experts. The entrepreneurial mindset is developed through a strong focus on group work, critical thinking, persuasive communication and leadership development. Throughout these units, insights into entrepreneurship will be gained by using case study analysis and prominent guest speakers who are thought leaders, entrepreneurs and industry executives.
The Impact through science 2B unit concentrates on the development, growth and marketing phase of the entrepreneurial venture. Building upon the skills and knowledge acquired in SCI2501, students will grow their acumen by examining methods used to grow ventures and develop their own concept from the initial idea through to a business plan. Marketing techniques and strategies to ensure a competitive edge in the current market will be explored. Students will work closely with their peers, the unit coordinator and industry mentors to gain critical feedback on their ideas. The unit will conclude with each student using persuasive communication to gain support for their concept through a pitch. During this unit, students will also plan and prepare for their first internship.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Develop a comprehensive business plan for an original idea, taking into account opportunity and risk;
  2. Work with others to critically evaluate business plans, and integrate feedback from peers/mentors to make improvements in planning;
  3. Articulate the core concept of their business plan in a pitch;
  4. Demonstrate teamwork capacity and knowledge of leadership by using a case-study approach to examine the entrepreneurial life cycle;
  5. Develop a plan for their first internship.

Assessment

100% within semester assessment

Workload requirements

The unit will consist of one 3-hour workshop per week, a master-class and a gala event.
In addition to the workshops, students will need to participate in individual meetings with the unit/course coordinator and undertake individual meetings with a business and peer mentors.
Students should note that they are required to undertake one internship before the start of their level 3 units.

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Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Only students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science - Global Challenges (Honours) can enrol in this unit.