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C09101v1 Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Honours)

Award(s): Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Honours) (BEnt(Hons))
CRICOS code: 099116C
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (Honours) is a one-year, full-time program that provides students with an undergraduate qualification of advanced entrepreneurship skills and knowledge. The program is open to graduates from all disciplines and is designed to help qualified and motivated students develop their own entrepreneurial proposal.

The degree is aimed at a diverse cohort of students with a desire to develop (or continue to develop) an entrepreneurial project or start-up venture. Students of all disciplines graduating from undergraduate degrees at UTS, other Australian universities or international institutions can apply.

Course aims

Through a mix of online and experiential learning, mentorship and other applied approaches, students learn the fundamental business knowledge, competencies and mindset relevant to early-stage ventures. While students are working on their own start-up project they are building the partnerships and networks required for entrepreneurial activities.

Career options

Career options include working in the student's own or other founder's start-ups applying advanced entrepreneurship skills and knowledge in commercial and not-for-profit settings or working as an entrepreneur or intrapreneur where business knowledge helps to ensure success in the commercialisation of innovations. The course provides training for early-stage start-up management roles.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Synthesise disciplinary based subject matter, relevant business knowledge, social perspectives, including Indigenous knowledge, to demonstrate entrepreneurship in practice
2.1 Apply creative, critical and analytical thinking to review and expand upon their knowledge to progress an entrepreneurial project
3.1 Present and document findings, entrepreneurial ideas, solutions and strategies via written communication to a range of audiences
3.2 Pitch findings, entrepreneurial ideas, solutions and strategies via oral communication to a range of audiences
4.1 Evaluate social, ethical and sustainability perspectives in the context of their start-up idea
4.2 Adapt diverse cultural, including Indigenous, perspectives in the context of their start-up idea
5.1 Apply findings from experimentation, field research and theoretical consideration to their start-up project

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline at an appropriate level.

Applicants also require:

  • a completed undergraduate degree with overall credit average
  • demonstrated entrepreneurial activity, and
  • demonstrated motivation during an interview with the course director.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognised prior learning may be allowed for students who have previously completed:

  • 94663 Navigating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Initiating Change
  • 94658 Evaluating Portfolios of Innovative Opportunities

Course duration and attendance

The honours degree comprises one year of intensive full-time study over three sessions, starting in February, and finishing in mid-February the following year.

Course structure

The course totals 48 credit points of study, comprising three 8-credit-point core subjects (24 credit points) and two project subjects (24 credit points). Students have regular meetings with their academic supervisor and mentors throughout the year.

Course completion requirements

21924 Start-up Bootcamp 8cp
21932 Start-up Lab 1 10cp
94663 Navigating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Initiating Change 8cp
94658 Evaluating Portfolios of Innovative Opportunities 8cp
21933 Start-up Lab 2 14cp
Total 48cp

Course program

A typical full-time program is provided below for students undertaking the course full time, commencing in February session.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
21924 Start-up Bootcamp   8cp
21932 Start-up Lab 1   10cp
July session
94663 Navigating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Initiating Change   8cp
Spring session
21933 Start-up Lab 2   14cp
Summer session
94658 Evaluating Portfolios of Innovative Opportunities   8cp
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
21924 Start-up Bootcamp   8cp
21932 Start-up Lab 1   10cp
Summer session
94658 Evaluating Portfolios of Innovative Opportunities   8cp
21933 Start-up Lab 2   14cp
Year 2
July session
94663 Navigating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Initiating Change   8cp

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School.