INNOVENT 203G The Entrepreneurial Mindset

INNOVENT 203G | ARTS, BE, EDSW, LC | Semester One & Two 2021 | City Campus | 15 points


You will gain new ways of thinking about enterprising behaviour in a multi-disciplinary manner relevant to understanding and addressing real world challenges of today. Learning methods include experiential activities, working on a multi-disciplinary team challenge, reflection and engagement with entrepreneurs. You will gain the skills needed to identify and assess opportunities, solve problems creatively, communicate persuasively, work effectively in teams, and understand individual and organisational impact.


  1. Prerequisite: 15 points from BUSINESS 102, 103, 112, 113, MGMT 101, or 90 points passed, or 60 points from Part I of the BE(Hons) Schedule
  2. Restriction: BUSINESS 101 and BUSINESS 102
  3. Students in a BCom programme should enrol in INNOVENT 203 rather than INNOVENT 203G. Business students are not able to take INNOVENT 203G to fulfil a General Education requirement.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Describe key characteristics and skills of the entrepreneurial mindset and consider their relevance to complex and uncertain situations and a variety of contexts.
  • Reflect on personal entrepreneurial mindset and consider current strengths, identify gaps and development strategies, and consider personal career aspirations.
  • Observe and reflect on the characteristics of entrepreneurial mindsets in others – their skills, values, behaviours, and the contexts in which they operate.
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team to collaboratively generate ideas and explore opportunities to address a pre-defined challenge.
  • Apply concepts, tools and frameworks of entrepreneurial thinking to assess opportunities, consider solutions and address complex problems.
  • Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills.

Topics Covered

  • The entrepreneurial mindset: New ways of thinking
  • The entrepreneurial mindset: Exploring enterprising contexts
  • Opportunity identification and assessment
  • Ideation: Ideas to opportunity
  • Creative problem solving
  • Market, customers and competitors
  • Understanding business models
  • Entrepreneurial teams
  • Funding new ventures and next steps
  • Effective communication
  • Understanding individual and organisational impact

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