A project based paper in which students prepare a comprehensive report on the development of a new venture that is ready to attract external equity.
Welcome to the final stage in the Master of Entrepreneurship degree. In ENTR 525 you are expected to undertake a real-life business incubation project to plan for and assess the feasibility of a new venture. You may conduct the report on your own business or your employer's business (e.g. if the firm wants to develop an entrepreneurial spin-off or a new market or restructure or expand in some way). Another option is to carry out a project for an established entrepreneur or business (e.g. one of the firms in the Upstart or Otago Innovation Ltd incubators). It is likely that the financial and other resource requirements will vary according to the type of project. This incubation report is partly an academic exercise and partly a practical exercise.
|Paper title||Business Project|
|Points||60 points 60 points 60 points 60 points|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (13 January 2020 - 29 May 2020), 2nd Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 20 November 2020), 1st Non standard period (13 January 2020 - 29 May 2020), 2nd Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 20 November 2020)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,094.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$15,075.50|
- Pre or Corequisite
- ENTR 415
- Limited to
- International students should enrol for the on-campus offering of this paper.
This paper is only open to Master of Entrepreneurship students who have successfully completed the required 6 taught ENTR papers in the previous calendar year.
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- Teaching staff
- A supervisor will be allocated for the duration of ENTR 525.
- Paper Structure
- Communication with your supervisor is a very important aspect in determining how you tackle the structure of your work for this project. The main issues that the written report will address can be grouped under four broad sections: Introduction and Overview, Research Aim and Methodology, Feasibility Study and Business Plan. See the course outline for more detail. If you would like a copy of the most recent course outline please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teaching Arrangements
- Supervision over 20 weeks with a requirement of 4-6 meetings with supervisor (can be done in person or via Skype). There are no teaching times for this paper.
- Reading will be relevant to your project.
- Course outline
- The course outline will be made available prior to the start of the beginning of ENTR 525. If you would like to read the most recent course outline please email email@example.com
- 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
- To provide a focus - as well as a final academic output - for the Master of Entrepreneurship degree
- Integrate the knowledge and skills that students have learned in their 6 Postgraduate-Diploma-level papers
- Bridge academic (theoretical) and practical (applied) learning approaches
- Provide experiences and insights that students can apply to the creation of other business ventures in the future
- Ability to think critically (e.g. be able to synthesise, contrast and compare information from different sources and be able to make considered judgements based on this)
- Ability to analyse market, financial and other factual information
- Ability to analyse written information in research reports, academic journal articles, text books, websites and other data sources
- Ability to identify and assess new market opportunities
- Ability to think creatively and to initiate and develop innovative solutions
- Ability to think strategically and plan for growth
- Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing)
- Ability to network and work in teams
- Ability to motivate and inspire other stakeholders (staff, clients, partners, financial supporters, suppliers and distributors)
- A desire for continuous learning (e.g. now that you have completed the research for this report, what else do you need to learn?)