INNOVENT 203G : The Entrepreneurial Mindset
Business and Economics
2021 Semester Two (15 POINTS)
The dual-coded INNOVENT 203/203G attracts a diverse mix of students from different disciplinary backgrounds across the university. Although students complete the same programme, it can be a core, an elective or a general education course depending on your major or interest.
INNOVENT 203 forms a core course in the INNOVENT major for Bachelor of Commerce students and is also an elective course in the Biotechnology major and the Information and Technology management major for Bachelor of Science students.
INNOVENT 203 or 203G offers an opportunity to demonstrate creativity, cope with ambiguity, act autonomously, and see opportunities where others see problems. In other words – you are supported in discovering, developing and leveraging your entrepreneurial mindset. Individuals with an enterprising mindset are particularly adept at identifying opportunities and coming up with creative ideas to solve problems. But what does it mean to have an entrepreneurial mindset? Why is having an one important? How can we use an entrepreneurial mindset to adapt to multiple contemporary and often global changes? INNOVENT 203/203G is comprised of three overlapping components to help you to better understand these types of questions, and to help you to develop skills and confidence to act on your ideas.
Instead of traditional lectures, the first component is a series of online modules providing you with foundational knowledge about the entrepreneurial mindset and associated enterprising skills. The second component is a series of evening talks which provide opportunities for you to relate what you have learned from the online modules to the experiences and mindsets of these entrepreneurial guest speakers, and to reflect on how you can develop your own entrepreneurial mindset. The third component is the ‘Challenge’. This provides you with an opportunity to exercise your own entrepreneurial mindset and to practice your enterprising skills, as you work in a team with students from different disciplinary backgrounds, on a major social or environmental problem.
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 3:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 4:||Communication and Engagement|
- Identify the key characteristics of the entrepreneurial mindset including skills, values, behaviours, and enterprising contexts. (Capability 1)
- Describe the characteristics of entrepreneurial mindsets in others, and the contexts in which they operate, and discuss your reactions to their stories. (Capability 4)
- Reflect on the characteristics of your own entrepreneurial mindset and identify how to develop your own mindset further. (Capability 4)
- Apply the concepts and frameworks that underlie the entrepreneurial mindset, in a team situation, to generate ideas, solve problems, explore opportunities, and offer and communicate a solution to a pre-defined wicked problem. (Capability 2, 3 and 4)
|Online Tests||20%||Individual Coursework|
|Written Assignment(s)||50%||Individual Coursework|
|Group Assignment(s)||30%||Group Coursework|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
This course is a standard 15 point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in.
Although this is an online hybrid course, attendance is expected at specific scheduled activities including the introductory session, the Speaker Series Events, the two team consultations, and the final evening to complete components of the course. These events are NOT generally recorded.
The course will include online self-directed modular study.
At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.
Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.
Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.
Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).
Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.
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Student Charter and Responsibilities
The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/forms-policies-and-guidelines/student-policies-and-guidelines/student-charter.html.
Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.
In this course you may be asked to submit your coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. The final decision on the completion mode for a test or examination, and remote invigilation arrangements where applicable, will be advised to students at least 10 days prior to the scheduled date of the assessment, or in the case of an examination when the examination timetable is published.