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Entrepreneurial Organisation Foundations (MGMT90227)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMGMT90227
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject focuses on the design, structure, and processes for creating and managing an entrepreneurial enterprise both operationally and strategically. Aspects will include the legal and regulatory requirements for formation of a new enterprise. A key consideration will be the role of founders in early stage organisations, and the challenges that arise over the phases in the life of the enterprise, through launch, growth and maturity. An understanding of the alignment of human resources, people and talent, leadership, culture and operational practices to match strategic goals as the enterprise responds to the changing internal and external challenges is pivotal to the success of any entrepreneurial endeavour and will; be a key focus of this subject.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Evaluate alternative enterprise design options and critically develop a plan and strategy for your entity.
  • Have a sound knowledge of operational aspects of the enterprise (registration, as well as legal and regulatory requirements).
  • Demonstrate an understanding of leadership and organisational culture to best harness people and enterprise practices.
  • Understand and evaluate practices that help organisations attract, develop, motivate, retain and maximise the potential of people in organisations

Generic skills

  • High level of development of problem-solving skills through cases and experiential activities
  • Think critically, and organise knowledge, from consideration of the lecture material and readings
  • Moderate level of development of creative ways of solving unfamiliar problems, through case studies
  • Moderate level of development to learn to adopt new ideas, from participation in the lecture program
  • Moderate level of development of planning effective work schedules, to meet the regular deadlines for submission of assessable work
  • Moderate development of how to present an argument, by reflecting on those presented in the lecture series and readings

Last updated: 19 July 2019