Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


Entrepreneurial and Innovation Diversity focuses on the importance, diversity and means by which entrepreneurial and innovative behaviour take advantage of increasingly rapid change to pursue enterprise objectives. The course examines concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation in their numerous settings, including private sector, public sector, family and social entrepreneurial settings. The course places a heavy emphasis upon contemporary global and Australian case studies to illustrate key themes.

Availability2021 Course Timetables

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Singapore)

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Identify, articulate and assess relevant theories underpinning entrepreneurship and innovation in multiple settings

2. Examine and analyse the interrelationships between entrepreneurship, innovation and management

3. Analyse and distinguish between different processes of entrepreneurship and innovation practised in, and relevant to, the many different settings in which these processes are practised

4. Predict and analyse emerging trends that impact entrepreneurship and innovation, both nationally and globally

5. Demonstrate, oral and written form, the knowledge, skills and motivation of successful, responsible entrepreneurs and innovators through case studies and other real-world settings


The topics in this course include the following:

  1. Nature, theories and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation in their many settings
  2. Key trends and practices in entrepreneurship and innovation
  3. Independent entrepreneurship and innovation
  4. Corporate entrepreneurship and innovation
  5. Public sector entrepreneurship and innovation
  6. Social (including not-for-profit, charitable and environmental) entrepreneurship and innovation
  7. Family entrepreneurship and innovation
  8. Contemporary issues in entrepreneurship and innovation, including but not limited to ethical, ethnic and gender issues
  9. Relationships between entrepreneurship, innovation and management.

Assessment items

Essay: Individual essay

Report: Group Business Model Report

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact hours

PSB Singapore

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are required to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive workshops, tutorials, discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.