INOV290-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021

Enterprise in Practice (Project)

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021

Description

This course leverages your innovation and creative thinking through a real-world project to make a difference for an organisation. Over the course of the semester, you will work in a team to come up with a concept solution to a challenge posed by a business, social enterprise or other organisation. If you have your own idea for a venture you may have the opportunity to work on that venture as your project. You will gain real-world experience working with key stakeholders and mentors and will learn to apply a number of business tools and techniques as you come up with your concept solutions. This is an opportunity for you to have a real impact for an organisation.

This course enables student’s creative thinking in a real-world Challenge (business problem). Over the course of the semester you will work in a team to come up with a concept solution to a challenge. You will gain real-world experience working with mentors and learn to apply a number of business tools and techniques as you come up with your concept solutions. This is an opportunity for you to practice and make a real impact.

Workload
The estimated workload breakdown is:
Lectures 24 hours
Individual assignment 8 hours
Final Exam 0
Group Assignment 70 hours
Class Test + Exam Preparation 0
Lecture Preparation 48 hours
Total 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

  • Students who complete the course will be able to:
    1. Analyse and apply business knowledge within a real-world environment;
    2. Assess and evaluate new opportunities for a venture (for-profit or social) conceptually and through the preparation of an opportunity assessment or business plan;
    3. Apply independent judgement and initiative in displaying effective planning, problem solving and decision making in diverse contexts;
    4. Evaluate one’s own performance in light of one’s expressed goals and learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3.

    Graduate Attributes
    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

  • Employable, innovative and enterprising
  • Engaged with community

    Learning Objectives, BCom
    The key goals of this course are:
    1. To acquaint students with the entrepreneurial mindset;
    2. To enable students to be more enterprising, creative and innovative.

    For quality assurance purposes the School is required to hold on record a number of assessment pieces as examples of differing standards of work. If you have any objections to the school holding your assessment for this purpose then email the course coordinator to ensure your assignment is not used for this purpose.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Pre-requisites

120 points at 100-level or
above

Restrictions

BSNS290, ARTS295, PACE295

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 600 UCE Teaching
22 Feb - 4 Apr
3 May - 6 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Rehua 600 UCE Teaching
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Timetable Note

Note: Due to the lack of system setup in the teaching space, lectures for INOV290-21S1 are not recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Claire Bi

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Project Proposal 12 Mar 2021 20% Project Proposal
Entrepreneur Blog/Article 30 Apr 2021 20% Entrepreneur Blog/Article
In-class Presentation 03 Jun 2021 15% In-class Presentation
Final Report 04 Jun 2021 40% Final Report
Reflection Essay 11 Jun 2021 5% Reflection Essay


Assessment 1: Completion of the mandatory paperwork (worth 0% of the final grade, but is a requirement of this course).
All students will be required to complete the mandatory paperwork before they can start their project. The paperwork will vary based on the project but could involves the following:
– Health & Safety
– Confidentiality agreement
– Ethics application

Assessment 2: Project proposal (worth 20% of the final grade)
In Week 3, students are required to submit a team project proposal (1500 words max) outlining their project and proposed course of action. Students will be provided with the marking rubric in advance so that they are aware of the expectations.

Assessment 3: Entrepreneur blog / article (worth 20% of the final grade)
In this individual assignment, you are to write either a blog post or an article that addresses the question “What are the key characteristics of a successful entrepreneur?” The content your produce should clearly demonstrate your own insight, reasoning and justification.

Assessment 4: In-class presentation (worth 15% of final grade)
All teams will be required to give a 10-minute presentation (5-minute presentation and 5 minutes of questions) on their project to the organisation that posed the Challenge. Students will be provided with the marking rubric in advance for the final presentation.

Assessment 5: Final report (worth 40% of the final grade)
Students must submit a final report that is to be provided to the organisation. This report is normally in the form a business plan. Students will be provided with the marking rubric in advance so that they are aware of the expectations.

Assessment 6: Reflection essay (worth 5% of final grade)
An important element of this course is for students to reflect on what they have learnt. Students will submit a summary of their reflection in the form of a short essay (between 1500 and 2000 words).

Tutorials
Through the course, there will be regular tutorial sessions with students to enable them to get specific feedback on their projects and to discuss and reflect on their experience over the duration of the course. Specific exercises and activities are designed in these tutorials to practice the skills relevant to the course contents.

The Project
A large component of this course involves working in a team around a Challenge (business problem). Projects typically involve brainstorming new ideas, identify which ideas should be investigated further, undertaking an opportunity assessment on the idea and identifying how the idea could be implemented.

You will gain real-world experience working with key stakeholders and mentors and will learn to apply a number of business tools and techniques as you come up with your concept solutions. This is an opportunity for you to have a real impact for an organisation.

Throughout the course, the UC academic supervisor will monitor the progress of the project. It is expected that the student attends the regular tutorials through the semester. If issues arise during the project the steps for resolving the problem(s) is as follows:

1. The student informs the UC academic supervisor that there is a problem and the supervisor will provide advice and recommendations on next steps.
2. If the problem is not resolved the student can be withdrawn from the project and be given an alternative project to complete.

Expectations for this Course
Treat staff and guest speakers with respect. Your input and participation are important and appreciated. Please come to class prepared for an interesting discussion. Our discussions are much more interesting if everyone participates.

Textbooks / Resources

There are no textbooks for this course. Any resource material will be provided on the course Learn site.

Notes

Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities should speak with someone at Disability Support Services if they need additional support to undertake this course.

Departmental Academic Policies
A summary of Departmental academic policies on course grading, special considerations, etc. is available under: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/business/departments/. The Department assumes that you have read this document.

You should also read the following:
• UC Business School Student Handbook on the UC Business School Students Learn page https://learn.canterbury.ac.nz/course/view.php?id=7744
General Course and Examination Regulations http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/regulations/general/general_regs_enrolment_courses.shtml

Dishonest Practice
The University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty. All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.

IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.

Citations and referencing

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $831.00

International fee $3,875.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see University Centre for Entrepreneurship on the department and colleges page.

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