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Introduction to Entrepreneurship

2014 unit code: ENT10001 (formerly HBN110N)

Please note that unit codes have changed from 2014.
Credit points12.5 Credit Points per subject
DurationOne Semester or Term
Contact hours36 Hours
CampusHawthorn, Sarawak

Related course(s)

Students enrolled in this unit for 2014 at the Hawthorn campus need to refer to the ENT10001 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (Bachelor of Business (BA-BUS9) entry) for learning outcome and assessment detail

Aims and objectives

At the conclusion of this unit students will be able to:
  • Describe what entrepreneurship is and how it impacts the economy
  • Recognise the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship
  • Understand the challenges and the motivations faced by an entrepreneur or an entrepreneurial team
  • Analyse the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur
  • Present an evaluation of an entrepreneurial activity
  • Outline a proposal for an entrepreneurial project

Teaching methods

Lecture (1 hour), Seminars (1 hour), Tutorials (1 hour)


Individual Assignment (30%), Participation (20%), Preparation for Seminars (20%), Group Project (30%)

Generic skills outcomes

The graduate attributes which relate to this unit help to produce graduates who are:
  • Capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas
  • Entrepreneurial in contributing to innovation and development within their business, workplace or community
  • Effective and ethical in work and community situations
  • Adaptable and able to manage change
  • Aware of local and international environments in which they will be contributing (eg socio-cultural, economic, natural)


  • The human dimension of entrepreneurship
  • Nature and role of entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial process
  • Economics of entrepreneurship
  • Corporate entrepreneurship

Reading materials

Students are advised to check the unit outline in the relevant teaching period for appropriate textbooks and further reading.