Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
Total time commitment: 136 hours
Entry to the Master of Entrepreneurship
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Albie Brooks
Business acumen is the combination of the knowledge and understanding of the operational, resource, financial, and other functions of an enterprise and the ability to make good judgments and sound decisions relating to these in an enterprise context.
This subject provides a thorough understanding and market-focused approach to enterprises, as well as a comprehensive view of an enterprise and its inter-relationships. It will cover:
- Finance Skills
- Risk management
- Stakeholder management aspects and approaches
Business acumen entails an understanding of how the key drivers of the enterprise relate to each other, work together to produce profitable growth, and relate to the jobs performed by employees. It includes an understanding of company data, including financial statements; of how actions and decisions impact key company measures and the objectives of the company’s leadership; effective communication to employees, managers, executives, and the public. Those with business acumen have an acute perception of the dimensions of enterprise issues, can make sense out of complexity and an uncertain future, are mindful of the implications of a choice for all the affected parties, are decisive, and are flexible if further change is warranted in the future.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Group report of the business assumptions and financial analysis for investors of an entrepreneurial venture (1000 words per student equivalent). Due in Week 5 (20%)
Two 2000 word individual detailed entrepreneurial case analyses, highlighting key decisions that would be made and rationale (4000 words in total). Due in Week 8 and the exam period (2 x 40%, total 80%)
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You will be advised of the prescribed texts by your lecturer.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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Master of Entrepreneurship |
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