University of Technology Sydney

81516 Initiatives and Entrepreneurship

8cp; 2 x 22hpw (block)
Requisite(s): 81515 Leading Innovation
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 94662 Fundamentals of Innovation


This subject exposes students to the practices required to be 'entrepreneurial' in different professional contexts, ranging from tech- or social-start-ups, to intrapreneuring in public, private or third-sector organisations, and academic, arts and/or scientific contexts. This subject takes students on an entrepreneurial journey to develop impactful initiatives that provide value for different stakeholders (customers, the environment, the broader community, etc.) aligned with students' motivations, talents, and values. The journey includes creating and identifying opportunities, shaping initiatives, experimenting, communicating potential value to different stakeholders to gain feedback, and making decisions about whether to pivot, persevere or abandon entrepreneurial ideas. In this subject, students reflect on the role of entrepreneurial initiatives within broader social and economic systems, including considerations about ethics and impact.

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