BSA3004 - Innovation and entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Chief examiner(s)

Professor David Gilbert


United States of America


Students must have completed at least 72 Monash credit points of study prior to enrolling in this unit.

Enrolment in this unit is subject to an application process. More information on this unit is available herehere (


This short-term intensive unit is designed and taught by faculty and industry leaders at the University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business. Taking both a theoretical and practical approach to innovation and entrepreneurship, the unit explores a variety of topics related to start-ups, including market research, forming teams, the lean start-up approach, start-up culture, pitching, and venture finance.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge, skills and the mind-set to develop a start-up
  2. apply theories of innovation and entrepreneurship to evaluate success of start-ups through case studies and site visits
  3. critically analyse success and failure of entrepreneurial activities.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload for this unit is 144 hours per semester. This comprises of a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning (including site visits) and peer directed learning.

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