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21945 Global Entrepreneurship

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Subject handbook information prior to 2018 is available in the Archives.

UTS: Business
Credit points: 12 cp

Subject level:


Result type: Grade and marks

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject encourages students to engage with and learn from technology leaders, key professionals and academics as well as major organisations and institutions in their area of interest. With the aim of understanding innovation trajectories and acquiring the depth of knowledge necessary to develop an entrepreneurial proposal, students also study relevant entrepreneurial and innovation practices and mindsets that have lead to globally successful ventures.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
1. Appraise attributes of industry and entrepreneurial leadership exhibited by global leaders in the field
2. Appraise key factors and issues relevant to innovation and entrepreneurship
3. Demonstrate an understanding of how innovation and entrepreneurship differs across industries and geographies
4. Identify the role of key technologies and success factors relevant to their own venture

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes specifically to the following program learning objectives:

  • Recognise relevant and leading practices of innovation and entrepreneurship (5.1)
  • Appraise attributes and behaviours for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship (5.2)

Contribution to the development of graduate attributes

This subject is designed to integrate advandced knowledge of industries and technologies with leading entrepreneurial and innovation practices. It develops the ability to integrate technical and professional skills and operate effectively in various industry contexts with the capacity to anticipate and respond to change.

This subject contributes to the development of the following graduate attribute:

  • Business practice oriented skills

Teaching and learning strategies

The subject is offered in intensive block mode over four full days using a blended and experiential teaching and learning approach. Delivery of materials, lectures, webinars and discussions are supported by online learning and communication tools and the UTS learning management system. The face to face classes engage students in group work, discussions and exercises to reflect upon and revise the content.

Content (topics)

Topics follow student interest and may include

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Global ventures
  • Robotics and AI
  • Virtual Reality
  • Bitcoin
  • Health and Nutrition


Assessment task 1: Presentation and Report (Group)


This addresses subject learning objective(s):

1 and 2

Weight: 30%

Assessment task 2: Project (Individual)


This addresses subject learning objective(s):

1, 2, 3 and 4

This addresses program learning objectives(s):

5.1 and 5.2

Weight: 70%

Minimum requirements

Students must achieve at least 50% of the subject’s total marks.

Required texts

It is recommended that students engage with a broad range of material, including relevant chapters in the recomended textbook, videos, slides, practitioner literature, news articles, academic journal articles as well as online material. Each lesson will have a list of readings and background material provided in advance via UTSOnline or other file sharing platforms. It is expected that students engage with this material before attending the relevant class.

Recommended texts

Guide to Writing Assignments, UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney.?


  • Clay, Alexa; Phillips, Kyra Maya 2015. The Misfit Economy: Lessons in Creativity From Pirates, Hackers, Gangsters, And Other Informal Entrepreneurs. Simon & Schuster
  • Eisenstein, Charles 2013. The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible. North Atlantic Books
  • Eisenstein, Charles 2011. Sacred Economics. Evolver Editions
  • Freire, P., 1998. Pedagogy of freedom: Ethics, democracy, and civic courage. Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Jick, T.D., 1979. Mixing qualitative and quantitative methods: Triangulation in action. Administrative science quarterly, 24(4), pp.602-611.
  • Leberecht, Tim 2015. The Business Romantic: Give Everything, Quantify Nothing, and Create Something Greater Than Yourself. HarperBusiness
  • Ostrom, E., 2015. Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Raworth, Kate 2017. Doughnut Economics. Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist.Penguin Random House
  • Stephenson, Neil 1995. The Diamond Age. Bantam Spectra
  • Steyaert, C., 2011. Entrepreneurship as in (ter) vention: Reconsidering the conceptual politics of method in entrepreneurship studies. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 23(1-2), pp.77-88.
  • Winston, Brian 1998. Media Technology and Society. A History: From the Telegraph to the Internet. Routledge, London
  • Wiseman, L. and McKeown, G., 2010. Multipliers: How the best leaders make everyone smarter. HarperBusiness.