MBUS651-19T2 (C) Term Two 2019

Business Development and Entrepreneurship

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 April 2019
End Date: Sunday, 30 June 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 3 May 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 7 June 2019


A study of contemporary theory and practice in business development and entrepreneurship.

This course introduces students to contemporary theory and practice in business development and the wider field of entrepreneurship.  It is integrative, enabling students to apply their knowledge of managerial accounting and marketing in the context of new and smaller businesses.

Learning Outcomes

Programme Learning Goals:

Graduates will be able to:

Goal 1: Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding of current theoretical concepts, frameworks and industry practice within the fields of business and management;

Goal 2: Think logically, analytically and critically with respect to the academic and professional literature with the field of business and management;

Goal 3: Plan and carry out independent research that demonstrates critical awareness of academic and professional issues in the fields of business and management;

Goal 4: Synthesise information and create new perspectives resulting in new business opportunities.

In terms of  Learning Outcomes, this course will enable students to:

1.  Evaluate new venture opportunities and critique business plans.
2.  Understand growth and development in smaller businesses.
3.  Reflect upon the nature of entrepreneurship from differing perspectives.
4.  Enhance their creativity and understand how to develop new business ideas.


Subject to the approval of the Programme Director


MBUS635, MBAD654

Timetable Note

1-4pm, Fridays, commencing 27th April.  Venue: Erskine 340.

Bob Hamilton: LAW344 (27th April to 25th May)

Christian Walsh: LAW501 (1st June to 29th June)

There are no tutorials in this course.  Office hours to be confirmed.

Workload In recent course surveys, MBUS651 scored 4.3 - 4.5 (out of 5.0) for course quality, with a strong consensus that the workload was appropriate.  The workload is for a 0.125EFTS (15 point) course.  There are two group assignments, each worth 20%. The remaining 60% is individual work.

Course Coordinator

Bob Hamilton


Christian Walsh

Bob Hamilton: LAW344 (28th April to 26th May)

Christian Walsh: LAW501 (2nd June to 30th June)

Course Co-ordinator:  Bob Hamilton
Room:  Business & Law 344
Telephone:  (03) 3693768 or extn 93768
Email:  bob.hamilton@canterbury.ac.nz


Individual Assignments: Week 3 and week 8 = 30%+30% = 60% course grade

Group Assignments: Week 5 and Week 10 = 20%+20% = 40% course grade

Assignments are to be submitted through TURNITIN to check for plagiarism.

There is no final examination or test in this course.

Cover sheets MUST be used on all assignments/essays. These can be downloaded by following these links: http://www.mang.canterbury.ac.nz/for/CoversheetINDIVIDUAL.doc

Textbooks / Resources

There is no prescribed text for this course. The intention is that each class be self-contained as possible. Lectures notes will be posted on the LEARN site, normally in advance of each class. Further readings and case studies will also be on the LEARN.  

There is no prescribed text. However, copies of Entrepreneurship – Theory, Process, Practice by Donald Kuratko are being held On Reserve at the Central Library. The chapter references in the Lecture Schedule are to this book.

The Central Library holds a large number of other texts on business development and entrepreneurship that can substitute for the Kuratko text. Go to Level 9, Central Library, and browse classification code HB615.xxx.

Course links


Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,193.00

* 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.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Business Taught Masters Programmes on the department and colleges page.

All MBUS651 Occurrences

  • MBUS651-19T2 (C) Term Two 2019