Contemporary Challenges in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Capstone)

ENT80027 12.5 Credit Points per subject Hawthorn


  • One teaching period

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


50 credit points (including all stage 1 core units)

Aims and objectives

This unit acts as a Capstone within the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, integrating learning in the previous two stages to concentrate on contemporary theoretical and practice based challenges in entrepreneurship and innovation. The unit addresses the challenges facing the entrepreneurial process of new venture start-up, managing the growing business, and venture harvest. The latest contemporary issues in innovation are approached from an innovation management perspective. Entrepreneurship and innovation are integrated as components of firm survival and competitive advantage.
Students are required individually to select research and report on a contemporary challenge facing entrepreneurs and innovators and, within groups, to develop recommendations on strategic responses to a selected challenge.
After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:
1. Apply coherent, advanced and integrated knowledge of theoretical and practice based approaches to contemporary challenges in entrepreneurship and innovation
2. Critically analyse models and frameworks of entrepreneurial growth venture evaluation.
3. Critically evaluate innovative new venture funding options
4. Critically analyse exit and harvest strategies appropriate to contextual situations
5. Apply coherent, advanced and integrated knowledge of entrepreneurship skills, techniques and processes applicable to the latest theoretical and practice based underpinnings of entrepreneurship and innovation

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