• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Management
  • Areas of interest International Business, Management, Marketing, Business Administration
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Camilo Potocnjak Oxman
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2021
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This course gives participants an opportunity to further research and develop their knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation, to apply and integrate it with their future careers, extending them through a self-directed study project that has personal impact for them. Participants undertake a project either individually or in small teams of up to three under the supervision of a faculty supervisor. There are several different kinds of projects that can be undertaken in this course:
(1) A substantial corporate innovation initiative developed for and in collaboration with the participant’s present organization
(2) The design, development and validation of a new venture proposal, including social ventures, to be presented by the participant in a pitch for resources to the local entrepreneurship ecosystem
(3) The design, validation and feasibility scoping of an innovative and sustainable solution to a serious social, urban or environmental challenge, to be presented by the participant to one or more relevant external agencies of government
(4) A substantial piece of research on policies, programs and infrastructure to enable greater participation in, and better quality outcomes from entrepreneurship and innovation activities across the economy generally
(5) Other kinds of projects may be considered, subject to approval by the course convenor.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this  course, participants will be able to: 

  1. Analyse E&I challenges and opportunities in the context of the candidate’s own career
  2. Apply tools and frameworks presented in the E&I specialisation to real innovation challenges and/or new venture opportunities of high personal salience
  3. Integrate knowledge and critical skills in the assessment of either (a) a new venture, or (b) a workplace innovation initiative, or (c) research and recommendations for policies and programs to enhance E&I activity across the economy, or (d) an integrative research project focusing on a particular application of E&I
  4. Create an applied response to an innovation and/or new venture opportunity based on critical analysis and research
  5. Develop a personal agenda for integrating E&I thinking into the candidate’s future career 

Indicative Assessment

  • Applied project proposal (Formative)
  • Mid-point review with supervisor (Formative)
  • Main project report (Summative)
  • Presentation to relevant external parties (Formative)
  • Reflection on feedback from relevant external parties (Formative and Summative)

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Students taking this course in First or Second Semester are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average on course reading, research, writing and assessment work.

Where this course is offered in intensive delivery mode as a continuous block over a shorter period of time, the expected total time commitment for this course will be 130 hours. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Research School of Management to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

This course is a later year, advanced elective in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation specialisation. Accordingly, there is substantial assumed knowledge of the core business disciplines. It will be assumed that participants have completed the Management Core and Management Essentials modules of their degree. 



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $3360
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5580
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6070 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person View

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