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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.
WorkloadThe estimated workload breakdown is: Lecture 22 hoursMid-term test 2 hoursFinal examination 2.5 hoursTest and examination preparation 40 hoursIn-class exercise and lecture preparation 48 hoursAssessment preparation and revision 35 hoursTotal 150
Students who complete the course will be able to:1. Analyse and apply business knowledge within a real-world environment;2. Apply independent judgement and initiative in displaying effective problem solving and decision making in diverse contexts;3. Analysis the environmental context in which entrepreneurs operate;4. Understand how the cultural and ethical perspectives can influence the understanding of a given entrepreneurial-related issues. Learning Objectives, BComMGMT324 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.Both of the individual assignment and group assignment require deep understanding of the course contents and the key issues in entrepreneurship. They also need to apply the knowledge learnt in class into practice by conducting analysis for existing international ventures and potential international entrepreneurship opportunities.2. Students have a broad understanding of the key domains of international entrepreneurship.The course lectures covers different aspects of international entrepreneurship which help students understand the key domains of the field. The assignment which asks students to recall, and reflect the learnings of the course materials provides the assessment on this attribute.3. Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers which can be used in a range of applications.Different assessment tools make sure students develop the key skills that sought by employers such as communication skills, teamwork skills, and independent information searching and analysing skills.4. Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to entrepreneurship.The course contents integrates the perspective of biculturalism and leads students to have in-class discussions on this topic. This will increase students’ awareness of biculturalism and develop further understandings of doing business in a bicultural environment.5. Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on entrepreneurship and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.The course contents together with the assignment requires students to investigate entrepreneurship in a global context, which will develop their understandings of global conditions on entrepreneurship.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.
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
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Herb de Vries
In-class exercise (worth 20% of the final grade)In the second hour of each of the 10 classes during. Weeks 1 - 5 & 7 - 11, there will be a case analysis activity and presentation. Each of the 10 assessments will be worth 2% each. Requirements will be explained in class each week.Mid-term test (worth 25% of the final grade)The mid-term test will consist of short written essay questions, which will examine lecture material and course readings covered in Weeks 1 – 4.Assignment (worth 15% of the final grade)Students will complete an integrative case study. Requirements concerning the assignment will be explained in class.Final exam (worth 40% of the final grade)The final exam will consist of short answer questions, which will examine lecture material and course readings covered in weeks 6 - 12.
Recommended course materials:• de Vries, H.P. (2021). Global Entrepreneurship. Open Source, • Additional reading materials will be posted on LEARN and lecture hand-outs will be 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 $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
Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.