CCGL9031 Global Issues

Entrepreneurship: Global and Social Development

This course is under the thematic cluster(s) of:

  • Sustaining Cities, Cultures, and the Earth (SCCE)


Course Description

Entrepreneurship is both an exciting and a big topic. This course aims to provide an overview of the entrepreneurship process by focusing on new venture creation from idea generation, building compelling business model and opportunity recognition to managing new business startup and dealing with the venture capitalists. Entrepreneurship is about business innovation, and how to create new value in firms through new business concepts and models. Students will learn how to develop business models that create new value for customers in a startup venture and will also learn about the values, management, marketing, and financial skills that most often associated with successful entrepreneurial activity. Students then discover and evaluate opportunities, develop possible business models and prepare a venture plan. This course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of entrepreneurship and expose students to the fundamental changes occurring in both the business community and overall society.

Course Learning Outcomes

On completing the course, students will be able to:

  1. Provide a comprehensive understanding of entrepreneurship.
  2. Understand the creation process of modern entrepreneurship.
  3. Examine the major skill sets of venture creation.
  4. Analyze the impact of entrepreneurship on society and individuals.
  5. Work as a team to identify and present a real entrepreneurial startup.

Offer Semester and Day of Teaching

Course will be offered twice

Section 1 – First semester (Wed); Section 2 – Second semester (Wed)

Study Load

Activities Number of hours
Lectures 24
Tutorials 12
Reading / Self-study 20
Assessment: Essay / Report writing 20
Assessment: Presentation (incl preparation) 15
Assessment: Group project 20
Assessment: Class discussion 10
Assessment: In-class test (incl preparation) 3
Total: 124

Assessment: 100% coursework

Assessment Tasks Weighting
Interview 40
Project 40
Participation in lectures and tutorials 20

Required Reading

Readings will be provided in class.

Course Co-ordinator and Teacher(s)

Course Co-ordinator Contact
Professor S.S.K. Lam
Faculty of Business and Economics (Management and Strategy)
Tel: 3917 1008
Teacher(s) Contact
Professor S.S.K. Lam
Faculty of Business and Economics (Management and Strategy)
Tel: 3917 1008