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International Entrepreneurship is a course designed for those interested in the practices of ‘the entrepreneur’, and who wish to build on their existing understanding of international business. The main focus of this course is the entrepreneur as an international business operative. The course discusses issues such as: the nature of entrepreneurship, the changing global environment, expansion through franchising, culture and the international environment, and the dark side of entrepreneurship. International case studies, local case studies and recent research findings are used extensively, and students will be encouraged to analyse these through the application of the theoretical material presented during lectures.
WorkloadLecture/Tutorials 22 hoursMid-term test 2 hoursFinal Examination 3 hoursTest and Exam Preparation 40 hoursIn-class Group Work and Lecture Preparation 48 hoursAssessment Preparation and Revision 35 hoursTotal 150 hours
MGMT324 addresses the BCom learning objective in the following manner:1. Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within entrepreneurship, and have a broad understanding of the key domains of commerce.The in-class group work and assignment are an opportunity for students to demonstrate the application of advanced knowledge of entrepreneurship. Recall, understanding, and application of advanced entrepreneurship knowledge are assessed in the test and final exam.2. Students have a broad understanding of the key domains of international entrepreneurship.Recall, understanding, and application of advanced domains of entrepreneurship knowledge are assessed in the test and final exam.3. Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers which can be used in a range of applications.The assignment is an opportunity for students to demonstrate a range of skills including report writing, teamwork and case analysis; whilst the in-class group work will also give students the opportunity to demonstrate presentation skills. Understanding, and application of advanced knowledge of entrepreneurship are assessed in the test and final exam.4. Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to entrepreneurship.Not specifically addressed in this course, although key bicultural issues are discussed in the context of international entrepreneurship, including Maori entrepreneurship and minority entrepreneurship.5. Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.The culture within the entrepreneurial community is assessed in the test. Students own performance and experiences within that community is not specifically addressed in this course.6. Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on entrepreneurship and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.The in-class group work, test and final exam are opportunities for students to demonstrate an understanding of international entrepreneurial activity and multicultural issues within the global business context.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
45 points at 200-level orabove in MGMT orMKTG
Herb de Vries
IN-CLASS GROUP WORK (10%)In each of the 10 classes during Weeks 1 – 4 and Weeks 6 – 11 there will be a group case analysis/exercise and presentation. Each of the 10 assessments will be worth 1% each. Requirements will be explained in class.IN-CLASS TEST (20%)Monday August 10, 2020 (In class) 12.10pm to 1:40pmThe term test will consist of short written essay questions, which will examine lecture material and course readings covered in weeks 1-4.Please Note: The test will be undertaken in examination conditions. That is, only pencils, eraser, pen, student ID card and water bottle will be allowed on the desk during the test. No pencil cases, mobile phones, calculators or dictionaries. Please don’t forget to bring student ID card.GROUP ASSIGNMENT (30%)Due Friday October 9, 2020 12.00pmStudents will do an integrative case study which is to be completed in groups of four or five students. Requirements concerning the group assignment will be explained in class. FINAL EXAM (40%)Time TBAThe final exam will consist of short answer and short written essay questions, which will examine lecture material and course readings covered in weeks 6-12.Marks and GradesMarks will be posted on the LEARN site as soon as possible after the assessments have been marked. You will be notified by email when the marks are available.Your final score will be calculated after the raw marks for each assessment have been standardised. You should not regard 50% as a pass mark.Course Requirements, Expectations and RegulationsStudents are expected to be conversant with all materials discussed in lectures and prescribed readings.The Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship assumes that students have read the relevant sections concerning course regulations and special consideration applications in the UC Calendar: “General Course and Examination Regulations”. No late assignments will be accepted, no extensions will be granted, no make-up work will be offered for assessment items not completed, and no extra credit will be awarded.The Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship may standardise the marks for this course. As marks may be scaled at the end of the semester, there is no set pass mark for each individual item of assessment. A passing mark will depend on your overall performance on all items of assessment compared with other members of the class.
Course reader available on LEARN and lecture handouts available in class.
Coversheets - Group and Individual
Class RepresentativeA class representative may be asked to volunteer in the first few weeks of class. Any problems with the course can be raised with the class rep. The class representative will take up any issues raised by class members with the lecturer concerned as they occur.Departmental Academic PoliciesThe Department assumes that you have read this document.You should also read the General Course and Examination RegulationsDishonest PracticeThe 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
Domestic fee $822.00
International fee $3,688.00
* 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
Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.