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ZPG9007 - Entrepreneurship

15 Credits NQF 9

Synopsis

It has often been said that entrepreneurs are born, not created. This unit examines and assesses the entrepreneurial mind set, characteristics, skills, strengths and goals of successful entrepreneurs. Students will encounter and develop innovation techniques to help them to think creatively and develop opportunities and business ideas using practical skills. A key idea will be analysed using opportunity identification techniques, feasibility processes, methods for planning innovative entrepreneurial ventures and documents for success.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • Assess personal capacity in the context of the entrepreneurial process
  • Assess characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial forms and processes
  • Apply resources, research and tools for entrepreneurial ventures
  • Analyse and apply opportunity identification techniques
  • Analyse and apply feasibility terminology, processes models and techniques
  • Analyse tools and methods for planning entrepreneurial ventures
  • Develop ideation and planning documents for entrepreneurial venture.

Assessment

Continuous assessment throughout the five weeks: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 150 hours per unit typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities, online interactions and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, ‘use it now’ (in your job) applications, reflections, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires three Saturday sessions of scheduled contact. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, guest speakers, case studies, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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