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ENTR420 Sustainable Entrepreneurship

An applied entrepreneurship paper that explores the development of innovative business models and new ventures that are designed to provide sustainable social and environmental benefits.

ENTR 420 is an introduction to sustainable entrepreneurship, using theory and case studies to investigate best practices, successes and failures, opportunities and constraints. The paper explores how innovation and entrepreneurship can help the health, wealth and well-being of social and environmental organisations and communities.

Paper title Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Paper code ENTR420
Subject Entrepreneurship
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period(s) 1st Non standard period (11 September 2017 - 20 October 2017), 1st Non standard period (11 September 2017 - 20 October 2017)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,286.42
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Pre or Corequisite
ENTR 415
Limited to
MEntr, MSusBus, PGDipCom
Notes
(i) This paper includes a one-week on-campus component. (ii) The pre-/corequisite may be waived for MIntBus students. (iii) International students should enrol for the on-campus offering of this paper.
Contact
entrepreneurship@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Sara Walton, Professor Brendan Gray and guest entrepreneurs.
Paper Structure
This paper explores issues of social and environmental responsibility within an entrepreneurial setting and is suitable for those searching for answers to questions such as:
  • Where did social entrepreneurship develop from?
  • How would you develop a social enterprise business model?
  • What can social enterprises learn from entrepreneurial ventures and vice versa?
  • What are the links between environmentalism and sustainable business practices?
Teaching Arrangements
Four to five full-time days of teaching.
Students must attend all classes.
Textbooks
Textbook information and readings are available on blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students should emerge from this paper better able to:
  • Set up new ventures that contribute to social and/or environmental well-being
  • Adopt global perspectives when identifying and exploring new opportunities
  • Use lateral thinking skills that encourage exploring different paths to solve problems or exploit opportunities
  • Modify business strategies to accommodate key social and environmental issues, including sustainability; corporate social and environmental responsibility; innovative non-profit organisation business models and governance structures; and funding sources
  • Identify and utilise social and environmental trends.
  • Understand any ethical issues that may arise when starting a business
Course outline
A course outline will be provided prior to the week of lectures. If you would like to see a copy of the most recent course outline for this paper please email entrepreneurship@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (11 September 2017 - 20 October 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 09:00-16:50 38
Tuesday 09:00-16:50 38
Wednesday 09:00-16:50 38
Thursday 09:00-16:50 38
Friday 09:00-16:50 38

1st Non standard period (11 September 2017 - 20 October 2017)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 09:00-16:50 38
Tuesday 09:00-16:50 38
Wednesday 09:00-16:50 38
Thursday 09:00-16:50 38
Friday 09:00-16:50 38

An applied entrepreneurship paper that explores the development of innovative business models and new ventures that are designed to provide sustainable social and environmental benefits.

ENTR 420 is an introduction to sustainable entrepreneurship, using theory and case studies to investigate best practices, successes and failures, opportunities and constraints. The paper explores how innovation and entrepreneurship can help the health, wealth and well-being of social and environmental organisations and communities.

Paper title Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Paper code ENTR420
Subject Entrepreneurship
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (10 September 2018 - 19 October 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,312.10
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Pre or Corequisite
ENTR 415
Limited to
MEntr, MSusBus, PGDipCom
Notes
(i) This paper includes a one-week on-campus component. (ii) The pre-/corequisite may be waived for MIntBus students. (iii) International students should enrol for the on-campus offering of this paper.
Contact
entrepreneurship@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Sara Walton, Professor Brendan Gray and guest entrepreneurs.
Paper Structure
This paper explores issues of social and environmental responsibility within an entrepreneurial setting and is suitable for those searching for answers to questions such as:
  • Where did social entrepreneurship develop from?
  • How would you develop a social enterprise business model?
  • What can social enterprises learn from entrepreneurial ventures and vice versa?
  • What are the links between environmentalism and sustainable business practices?
Teaching Arrangements
Four to five full-time days of teaching.
Students must attend all classes.
Textbooks
Textbook information and readings are available on blackboard.
Course outline
A course outline will be provided prior to the week of lectures. If you would like to see a copy of the most recent course outline for this paper please email entrepreneurship@otago.ac.nz
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students should emerge from this paper better able to:
  • Set up new ventures that contribute to social and/or environmental well-being
  • Adopt global perspectives when identifying and exploring new opportunities
  • Use lateral thinking skills that encourage exploring different paths to solve problems or exploit opportunities
  • Modify business strategies to accommodate key social and environmental issues, including sustainability; corporate social and environmental responsibility; innovative non-profit organisation business models and governance structures; and funding sources
  • Identify and utilise social and environmental trends.
  • Understand any ethical issues that may arise when starting a business

^ Top of page

Timetable

1st Non standard period (10 September 2018 - 19 October 2018)

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 09:00-16:50 38
Wednesday 09:00-16:50 38
Thursday 09:00-16:50 38
Friday 09:00-16:50 38