Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics


Dr Peter O'Neill



  • Second semester 2016


As the world of complex technology expands with innovation requiring global foundations, the need for dynamic entrepreneurs grows. The framework of this unit will provide students with the practical knowledge, skills and tools to utilize entrepreneurship to quickly and efficiently evaluate opportunities to build innovation solutions. This unit will empower students to become the business leaders of the future utilizing practical and logical approaches to bring together entrepreneurship and innovation within a global context.


The learning goals associated with this unit are:

  1. to gain an understanding of innovation and entrepreneurship
  2. to develop an understanding of intellectual property
  3. to gain an understanding of Venture funding
  4. development and demonstration of entrepreneurial mindset
  5. development and demonstration of entrepreneurial creativity
  6. development and delivery of business case
  7. development and demonstration of pitching competency.


Within semester assessment: 75% Examination: 25%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Students must have completed 72 credit points.