STMGT202-18A (HAM)

The Entrepreneur

15 Points

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Waikato Management School
Te Raupapa
School of Management and Marketing

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Paper Description

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This paper provides an introduction to entrepreneurship theory and practice. You will examine the qualities, skills and characteristics of entrepreneurs who build entrepreneurial ventures. In addition, you will develop the ability to evaluate the processes involved in creating and evaluating ideas for new products, processes and ventures, and taking them to market.

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Paper Structure

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This paper has 2 two hour lectures each week. As there are no tutorials, all classes will involve interactive exercises.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Assess personal entrepreneurial qualities and actions
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  • Identify and evaluate creative entrepreneurial opportunities
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  • Develop and pitch business plans for a new venture
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  • Analyse the feasibility of implementing innovative new ideas
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. QUALITIES OF AN ENTREPRENEUR
22 Mar 2018
3:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURE CASE STUDY
12 Apr 2018
3:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. BUSINESS PLAN - TEAM REPORT
17 May 2018
3:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. BUSINESS PLAN - TEAM PITCH
22 May 2018
3:00 PM
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. FINAL TEST/EXAM
30
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Nielsen, S.L., Klyver, K., Evald, M.R., & Bager, T. (2017). Entrepreneurship in theory and practice. 2nd Edition. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK.

Note, a cope of this text book is available in the High Demand Collection (as course reserve) in the Library.

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Recommended Readings

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Reading about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ventures on news, media and company websites is highly recommended.
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Other Resources

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Online Support

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Moodle
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Workload

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This is a 15 point paper = 150 hours of work.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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This paper will become a core 200 level paper in the revised Strategic Management major from 2018/2019.
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: STMGT101 or STMG191

Corequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: STMG192, ENTIN101

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