Entrepreneurship in Information Technology

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How to apply entrepreneurial principles information technology

A follow up course to Professional Practices in Information Technology, this microcredential focuses on the importance of entrepreneurship in IT and how technology drives change and innovation.

This course may be stacked into a Master degree. 


Key facts

Course category
Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Master Microcredentials, IT and Project Management

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Recommended course: Professional Practice in Information Technology
Digital Credential

Why this course?

This microcredential, extends on the concepts covered in Professional Practices in Information Technology, and will  help you apply entrepreneurial principles in IT.


Together with its companion course, this microcredential can be stacked into a subject for potential advanced standing in the Master of Cybersecurity.


Course content

Topics include: 

  • Entrepreneurship and IT - how to apply entrepreneurial principles across your business
  • The Lean Model Canvas and how its components help with concept development
  • Financing entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial career development.

On successful completion of this course, you wil be awarded a digital credential and earn 10 credit points that can be accumulated with its partner course, Professional Practices in Information Technology, to stack into 'Professional Practices and Entrepreneurship in IT (CSE5003)', a subject within the Master of Cybersecurity.  

Credit for study in this course may be available. This recognises prior study or learning that can be credited towards a qualification, thereby reducing the number of subjects required to complete a course. For further information refer to the advanced standing requirements.

You’ll learn:

Advancing on concepts covered in Professional Practices in Information Technology, this microcredential will equip you with skills in:

 How to approach the development and financing of an entrepreneurial venture

  • Write and present a business plan ready for venture capitalist review

  • Identifiying legal and IP issues you can encounter during the entrepreneurial process.

Your study experience

The course is delivered online with live sessions, over a 4 week period, and the total expected time commitment is up to 80 hours.  


The assessment for this course comprises:

  • Business Plan using Lean Canvas and Pitch presentation (70%)
  • Reflective written report on entrepreneurial skills (30%). 


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