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MPR705 - Entrepreneurship (Intensive)


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Not offered in 2024.

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125


Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.


The unit introduces participants to the concept and processes of entrepreneurial thinking within the context of small, medium and large organisations.  Students gain an understanding of how to launch a new concept through the development of a venture proposal into a venture plan.  In this way practical experience of the entrepreneurial process is gained.  The unit requires students to examine the skills that entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs need, in both small business and in larger organisations.  Participants are taught techniques and tools necessary for new venture development including launching innovative ideas within the context of existing businesses or markets, as well as being exposed to entrepreneurs who share their experience.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1 Apply the principles of entrepreneurial thinking. 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking


Present a concise and compelling account of a new venture opportunity to a potential capital provider.

GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking


Reflect on the practices of entrepreneurship and evaluate your own capabilities as an entrepreneur.

GLO6: Self-management


Propose viable solutions to facilitate entrepreneurial outcomes. 

GLO4: Critical thinking


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: (Individual) Seminar Presentation 3 minutes 20% Information not yet available
Assessment 2: (Group 4)
Part A: Seminar Presentation
Part B: Report (Business)
Part A: 20 minutes
Part B: 4000 words

Part A: 20%
Part B: 30%

Information not yet available
Assessment 3: (Individual) Essay 3000 words 30% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

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