Course Outline

ENT221 Venture Growth and Innovation

Course Coordinator:Saskia De Klerk (sdeklerk@usc.edu.au) School:School of Business and Creative Industries

2023Semester 2

UniSC Sunshine Coast

UniSC Moreton Bay

Blended learning Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.

Online

Online You can do this course without coming onto campus.

Please go to usc.edu.au for up to date information on the
teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.

What is this course about?

Description

This course gives you insight into innovation and sustainability as functions for the entrepreneurial growth of a venture. You will explore different types and patterns of innovation and how this facilitates growth. By strategically approaching growth through organic, alliance, and franchising approaches, you will develop your entrepreneurial skills and learn how to set a venture up for raising funds and exiting that venture. 

How will this course be delivered?

Activity Hours Beginning Week Frequency
Blended learning
Learning materials – Interactive online learning activities. 1.5hrs Week 1 13 times
Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Scheduled face to face workshops. 2hrs Week 1 10 times
Online
Learning materials – Interactive online learning activities. 1.5hrs Week 1 13 times
Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Scheduled online workshops (Recorded). 2hrs Week 1 10 times

Course Topics

 

Module 1: Innovation management and new business development

Module 2: Idea development

Module 3: Design thinking

Module 4 Innovation strategy

Module 5 Portfolio management

Module 6 Managing projects

Module 7 Organizing for innovation

Module 8 Open innovation

Module 9 Entrepreneurship

Module 10 Innovation in project-based and multinational firms

Module 11 The future of innovation management and new business development

Module 12 Sustainability

Module 13 Partnerships of the future

 

What level is this course?

200 Level (Developing)

Building on and expanding the scope of introductory knowledge and skills, developing breadth or depth and applying knowledge and skills in a new context. May require pre-requisites where discipline specific introductory knowledge or skills is necessary. Normally, undertaken in the second or third full-time year of an undergraduate programs.

What is the unit value of this course?

12 units

How does this course contribute to my learning?

Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to... Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming... Professional Standard Mapping * Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
1 Identify important factors for the operation and growth of a venture. Knowledgeable
Creative and critical thinker
PC1.3, PC6.2
2 Develop and recommend an effective strategy to achieve growth through innovation. Empowered
PC3.1, PC3.1
3 Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurial growth dilemmas and recommend resolutions. Creative and critical thinker
PC2, PC3.1, PC4
4 Apply basic digital literacy skills and techniques in a business setting. Knowledgeable
Empowered
PC1, PC1.3
5 Apply basic written communication techniques in a business setting. Knowledgeable
Empowered
PC1.1, PC1.1

* Competencies by Professional Body

CODE COMPETENCY
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
PC1 Communication
PC1.1 Written Communication
PC1.3 Digital Literacy
PC2 Collaboration
PC3.1 Problem Solving
PC4 Community Consciousness
PC6.2 Discipline Knowledge

Am I eligible to enrol in this course?

Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.

Pre-requisites

Not applicable

Co-requisites

Not applicable

Anti-requisites

Not applicable

Specific assumed prior knowledge and skills (where applicable)

It is recommended that you have basic knowledge of business concepts.

How am I going to be assessed?

Grading Scale

Standard Grading (GRD)

High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).

Details of early feedback on progress

The first assessment task is due in Week 4 to get early feedback on your progress. Additionally, tutorial activities in all weeks allow for formative feedback on course concepts.

Assessment tasks

Delivery mode Task No. Assessment Product Individual or Group Weighting % What is the duration / length? When should I submit? Where should I submit it?
All 1 Oral Individual 25%
5 minutes
Week 4 Online Submission
All 2 Portfolio Individual 35%
1,500 words
Throughout teaching period (refer to Format) Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
All 3 Plan Individual 40%
2,000 words maximum
Exam Period Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
All - Assessment Task 1:Video submission
Goal:
To demonstrate your knowledge of how technological innovation creates opportunities for entrepreneurial growth. Your 5-minute video submission will be supported by credible theory, industry statistics and reports.
Product: Oral
Format:
This is an individual assessment task where you are required to record and submit a video (similar to a video blog or vlog).
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Identification of important factors for the operation and growth of a venture
1
2
Development of effective strategy to achieve growth through innovation
2
3
Demonstration of an understanding of entrepreneurial growth dilemmas
3
4
Demonstration of digital literacy skills for communication and information sharing
4
All - Assessment Task 2:Portfolio
Goal:
To develop insight into entrepreneurial growth challenges and management.
Product: Portfolio
Format:
During weeks 6 through 10, you will complete a range of activities related to the weekly topics. For each tutorial, you will analyse a real-life business case and conclude with the most suitable strategy.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Identification of important factors for the operation and growth of a venture
1
2
Development of an effective strategy to achieve growth through innovation
2
3
Demonstration of an understanding of entrepreneurial growth dilemmas
3
All - Assessment Task 3:Plan
Goal:
To determine factors, under the entrepreneur's control, influencing the sustainable growth of a venture.
Product: Plan
Format:
This is an individual assessment.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Identification of important factors for the operation and growth of a venture
1
2
Development of an effective strategy to achieve growth through innovation
2
3
Demonstration of an understanding of entrepreneurial growth dilemmas
3
4
Written communication (spelling, grammar, formatting, design, structure, etc.)
5

Directed study hours

A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.

What resources do I need to undertake this course?

Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.

Prescribed text(s) or course reader

Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.

Required? Author Year Title Edition Publisher
Required Jan van den Ende 2021 Innovation Management 7th Edition Red Globe Press

Specific requirements

Not applicable

How are risks managed in this course?

Health and safety risks for this course have been assessed as low. It is your responsibility to review course material, search online, discuss with lecturers and peers and understand the health and safety risks associated with your specific course of study and to familiarise yourself with the University’s general health and safety principles by reviewing the online induction training for students, and following the instructions of the University staff.

What administrative information is relevant to this course?

Assessment: Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation.  It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline.  This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.

Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person.  You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.

In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin.  This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.

Assessment: Additional Requirements

Your eligibility for supplementary assessment in a course is dependent of the following conditions applying:

The final mark is in the percentage range 47% to 49.4%
The course is graded using the Standard Grading scale
You have not failed an assessment task in the course due to academic misconduct

Assessment: Submission penalties

Late submission of assessment tasks may be penalised at the following maximum rate: 
- 5% (of the assessment task's identified value) per day for the first two days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. 
- 10% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the third day - 20% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the fourth day and subsequent days up to and including seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. 
- A result of zero is awarded for an assessment task submitted after seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. Weekdays and weekends are included in the calculation of days late. To request an extension you must contact your course coordinator to negotiate an outcome.

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