AFM524 Entrepreneurship

Updated: 31 October 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites GSB701 or GSB702 or AFM406 or AFM402 or AFM420 and candidature in GradCertAgBus or GradCertBus or GradCertMgt or GradCertPubAcc or GradDipMgt or MBA; or candidature in MBusRes or MBusResHons or MCom or MFS (2015 only) or MInfoTech(Bus) or MIntBus or MPhil(Bus) or MCom(PubAcc) or MBus or MPA
Co-requisites None
Restrictions AFM324 or AFM424 or GSB717 or MBA717
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Bernice Kotey (bkotey@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit provides an overview of managing enterprises, covering such topics as economic relevance of small business; entrepreneurship; business acquisition methods; business planning; management functions including marketing, operations, human resource management, and financial management; source of funding; sources of external assistance; exporting; and e-commerce. The major assessment task requires you to apply research skills to the development of a business plan.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Entrepreneurship and Effective Small Business Management, Global Edition

ISBN: 9781292060613
Scarborough, N.M. and Cornwall, J.R., Pearson Education 11th ed. 2014

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1.1 20% On Campus 1600
Assessment Notes

Leading two case presentations in tutorials. You must achieve at least 50% in each assessment and 50% overall to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assignment 1.2 20% On Campus 1200
Assessment Notes

Addressing questions in class. You must achieve at least 50% in each assessment and 50% overall to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assignment 2 60% On Campus and Online 4200
Assessment Notes

Research and develop a Feasibility study. You must achieve at least 50% in each assessment and 50% overall to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Online Activity 1 20% Online 1600
Assessment Notes

Online case discussion. You must achieve at least 50% in each assessment and 50% overall to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Online Activity 2 20% Online 1200
Assessment Notes

Online case discussion. You must achieve at least 50% in each assessment and 50% overall to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the key processes and issues relevant in starting, operating or exiting a business;
  2. demonstrate an expert knowledge of how to research and develop a financial plan and business strategy, and how to assess the financial performance of a business and translate the business strategy into action plans;
  3. use a range of cognitive, communication and research skills to investigate, analyse, synthesise and reflect critically on relevant theories, concepts, methodologies and professional decisions in managing a business; and
  4. work independently and/or collaboratively to plan and execute tasks to enhance professional knowledge and skills.