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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

Eligibility and requirements


Entry to the Master of Entrepreneurship and completion of:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
MGMT90222 Foundations of Entrepreneurship Practice
Summer Term
MGMT90226 Business Acumen for Entrepreneurs
Semester 1



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



Individual or group presentation on creating your own enterprise (5 minute individual or 10 minute group)

  • 5 minutes
Week 510%

Individual or group report on creating your own enterprise (1000 words per student)

  • 1000 words
Week 520%

Individual case analysis report

  • 2500 words
Week 935%

Individual or group assignment on assessing your own enterprise (1000 words per student)

  • 1000 words
Week 1235%

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorEmma Power
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours (one 3 hour seminar per week)
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours per semester

Further information

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Last updated: 21 September 2019