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    Unpacks fundamental concepts for generating and implementing innovative ideas in new and existing ventures, imparting essential knowledge about entrepreneurial skillset’s global economic significance.

    This paper will unpack fundamental concepts for generating and implementing novel, useful ideas within new and existing ventures. Individuals, teams, and firms are pursuing entrepreneurship in increasing numbers with the hope of becoming their own boss, achieving financial rewards, scratching their own "itch", and creating products and services to enhance peoples' lives.

    MANT 303 facilitates an in-depth understanding of the two fundamental dimensions of entrepreneurship: opportunity identification and opportunity execution. The paper is an introductory course intended to provide students with knowledge of entrepreneurship and the vital role played by entrepreneurs in the global economy. To achieve this, this paper focuses on the creation of new ventures, alongside the development of skills necessary for success in an entrepreneurial venture and factors associated with new venture success.

    Entrepreneurship can be both a science and a practice, and this is reflected in the paper's dual emphasis. You will be constantly challenged to apply theory within real-world settings through exemplar cases, learning from media sources, development of a new business opportunity, teamwork, and individual study. The paper may appeal to students who wish to launch their own venture or pursue entrepreneurship within an existing firm.

    It will also be valuable to those seeking work within an existing start-up, venture capital firm, or professional consultancy. Topic areas include market analysis, business models and planning, customer, competitors and business concept analysis and testing, raising capital, and social entrepreneurship.

    About this paper

    Paper title Fundamentals in Entrepreneurship
    Subject Management
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $937.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    36 200-level points
    ENTR 102, ENTR 201, ENTR 312
    Schedule C
    Teaching staff

    Co-ordinator: Dr Azka Ghafoor

    Teaching Arrangements

    This paper is taught through lectures and tutorials. Tutorials are run as workshops designed to work on provided, explained and taught material through an application onto a team project.


    Barringer, B. R., & Ireland, R. D. 2019. Entrepreneurship: Successfully launching new ventures (6th Ed.). Pearson.

    Other versions of this textbook are also available in the Otago library.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will:

    • Understand the context, concepts, and process of entrepreneurship
    • Recognise and develop the entrepreneurial potential within yourself, whether you want to start your own venture or act as an entrepreneur within an existing firm
    • Develop skills and insights for identifying, evaluating, articulating, and refining new business opportunities
    • Understand how to turn a new idea into a business venture. Develop capabilities for working in a team, pitching, attracting resources, growing a user base, and managing growth
    • Create a business plan and develop the ability to critique a business plan


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 11:00-12:50 9-13, 15-22


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 10, 12, 15, 18
    A2 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 10, 12, 15, 18
    A3 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 10, 12, 15, 18
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