Would you like to incorporate an entrepreneurship course within your UniSQ program? Whether you're studying an undergraduate or postgraduate program, we've got an option for you! If you're unsure how to include an entrepreneurship course into your program, contact your Student Relationship Officer to discuss your enrolment options.
MGT3004 - Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Students of this course will be introduced to the challenges accompanying the entrepreneurial revolution. Theoretical and practical perspectives pertaining to creative thinking and behaviour are explored, laying the foundation for further learning about the organisational challenges related to innovation. Students are encouraged to search for ways that creative ideas can be channelled into innovative organisational outcomes, such as `new' value-adding services and/or products as well as other forms of organisational innovation and entrepreneurship such as `intrapreneurship' (corporate entrepreneurship). This course helps students to integrate contemporary theory with practice and the `real world' of entrepreneurship.
MGT8040 - Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity
The course provides entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders with the opportunity to explore the nature and challenge of entrepreneurial work and specifically aims at putting into place the initial building blocks for coming to better grips with the exciting and increasingly prominent field of theory and practice related to creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Participants develop their own capacity to be creative and show how creativity can be put to work in organisational contexts. The nexus between creativity and innovation is considered and what innovation means and entails and where it comes from. Finally, participants are exposed to a number of managerial leadership challenges including the different ways or options of going into business, how to do market research, analyse entrepreneurial opportunities, how to draft a business plan, how to finance new and growing entrepreneurial ventures and their legal considerations.
Women in Rural, Remote, Regional Enterprises (WiRE)
Women in Rural, Remote, Regional Enterprises (WiRE) helps rural, regional and remote women entrepreneurs create the ventures/business/initiatives of their dreams.
UniSQ has partnered with Queensland Rural Regional and Remote Women's Network (QRRRWN), Startup Toowoomba and Fire Station 101 to conduct an integrated entrepreneurship capacity building program during 2017 and 2018.
Enactus is a community of students, academic and business leaders committed to using entrepreneurial action to shape a better, more sustainable world.
Under the guidance and oversite of Professor Marie Kavanagh, UniSQ teams have historically performed very well in the Enactus National Competition, with UniSQ students taking out the ‘Best New Team’ award in 2017.
ON Prime is a part-time pre-accelerator that brings together Australia’s brightest researchers with leading entrepreneurs, business and commercialisation specialists and inspiring mentors.
In 2017 UniSQ's Professor Retha Wiesner attracted acclaim from the CSIRO, named the Toowoomba winner of the ON Prime Facilitator’s Award for her entrepreneurship capacity building sessions delivered as part of the WiRE program.
Designed to introduce students to the basics of entrepreneurship, this series consists of two parts; Startup Essentials and Perfect your Pitch. These interactive programs allow students to work through the video presentations at their own place, in preparation for the webinars.
Startup Essentials aims to provide UniSQ students with an introduction to the basic principles, processes and activities involved in starting a business enterprise. Consisting of 60 minute video presentations (totalling approx. 4 hours) and 2 x 90 minute interactive webinars, you will learn about:
- the role entrepreneurship play in our economy
- identifying and assessing the feasibility of opportunities
- product/service development
- selecting a business model
- crafting a business plan
- launch, development and growth
- challenges and obstacles.
The webinars build upon the video presentations with the use of interactive exercises, allowing students to apply the basic content leanings to practical problem solving experiences. The program is offered to all UniSQ students and no prior awareness or understanding of business concepts, jargon and terminology is required.
- Video 1 - Program Introduction (8 mins)
- Video 2 - The Entrepreneurial Mindset (37 mins)
- Video 3 - Selecting a Business Model (34 mins)
- Video 4 - Validation and Proof (36 mins)
- Video 5 - Preparing to Launch (52mins)
- Video 6 - Capston - Putting it all together' (73mins)
Perfect your Pitch
Building on the skills you've learned in Startup Essential, Perfect your Pitch consists of 2 x 60 minute interactive webinars. During this program you will learn:
- the practical skills required to create a pitch
- how to prepare a pitch
- how to refine your pitch to professional standards
- how to deliver your pitch to relevant stakeholder.
- Video 1 - Perfect Your Startup Pitch
Students who complete Perfect your Pitch will also be given the opportunity to compete in the 'Business Startup Pitch Competition' later this year.
For further information about this and other programs, students should visit the UniSQ Entrepreneurship & innovation website.