|Short Description:||Technology Entrepreneurship|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Management and Enterprise|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||020300 - Information Systems|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Enrolment is not permitted in CIS8001 if CIS8000 has been previously completed.
This course provides students with the building blocks to think creatively, to recognize new opportunities arising from technological innovations, and to effectively employ strategies and techniques to act on these opportunities in order to develop a new venture. Through group and teamwork, and the integration of entrepreneurial theory and practice, students are given the chance to discover and exploit marketable ideas for independent new ventures or enterprises. To this end, participants will be introduced to ways of setting up businesses, developing business plans, establishing teams, developing prototypes, preparing presentations, financing projects, and marketing their products and services to their target audiences. Upon completion of the course students will be more confident in identifying and tackling the many risks and challenges that come with embarking on a new undertaking.