INOV290-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Enterprise in Practice (Project)

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


This course leverages your innovation and creative thinking through a real-world project to make a difference for an organisation. Over the course of the semester, you will work in a team to come up with a concept solution to a challenge posed by a business, social enterprise or other organisation. If you have your own idea for a venture you may have the opportunity to work on that venture as your project. You will gain real-world experience working with key stakeholders and mentors and will learn to apply a number of business tools and techniques as you come up with your concept solutions. This is an opportunity for you to have a real impact for an organisation.

This course enables student’s creative thinking in a real-world Challenge (business problem). Over the course of the semester you will work in a team to come up with a concept solution to a challenge. You will gain real-world experience working with mentors and learn to apply a number of business tools and techniques as you come up with your concept solutions. This is an opportunity for you to practice and make a real impact.

The estimated workload breakdown for INOV290 is:
Lectures: 12 hours
Tutorials: 12 hours
Project: 96 hours
Individual assignment: 30 hours
Total: 150 hours

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the course will be able to:
1. Analyse and apply business knowledge within a real-world environment;
2. Assess and evaluate new opportunities for a venture (for-profit or social) conceptually and through the preparation of an opportunity assessment or business plan;
3. Apply independent judgment and initiative in displaying effective planning, problem-solving and decision making in diverse contexts;
4. Evaluate one’s own performance in light of one’s expressed goals and learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3.

Learning Objectives, BCom
1. To acquaint students with the entrepreneurial mindset;
2. To enable students to be more enterprising, creative and innovative.

For quality assurance purposes the School is required to hold on record a number of assessment pieces as examples of differing standards of work. If you have any objections to the school holding your assessment for this purpose then email the course coordinator to ensure your assignment is not used for this purpose.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.


120 points at 100-level or above



Timetable Note

Lectures for INOV290-23S2 are recorded using the ECHO360 lecture recording system.

Course Coordinator

Christian Walsh


James Carr


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Business pitch 10%
Entrepreneur blog 15%
Individual reflections 30%
Group project proposal 10%
Group project report 25%
Group project presentation 10%

Assessment In Te Reo Māori
In recognising that Te Reo Māori is an official language of New Zealand, the University provides for students who may wish to use the Te Reo Māori in their assessment. If you intend to submit your work in Te Reo Māori you are required to do the following:

Read the Assessment in Te Reo Māori Policy and ensure that you meet the conditions set out in the policy. This includes, but is not limited to,
informing the Course Coordinator 1) no later than 10 working days after the commencement of the course that you wish to use Te Reo Māori and 2) at least 15 working days before each assessment due date that you wish to use Te Reo Māori.

Textbooks / Resources

There are no textbooks for this course. Any resource material will be provided on the course Learn site


A summary of Departmental academic policies on course grading, special considerations, etc. is available. The Department assumes that you have read this document.

You should also read the following:
• UC Business School Student Handbook on the UC Business School Students Learn page
General Course and Examination Regulations

Dishonest Practice | Ngā Tinihanga
The University of Canterbury considers cheating and plagiarism to be serious acts of dishonesty. All assessed work must be your own individual work unless specifically stated otherwise in the assessment guidelines. Material quoted from any other source must be clearly acknowledged. You must not copy the work of another person (student or published work) in any assessment including examinations, tests and assignments. Any person, who is found to have copied someone else's work, or to have allowed their work to be copied, will receive a fail grade for that piece of assessment and may face disciplinary action which may lead to a fine, community service or exclusion from the university.

IMPORTANT: Where there are concerns regarding the authorship of written course work, a student can be required to provide a formal, oral explanation of the content of their work.

Citations and referencing

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $868.00

International fee $4,075.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see University Centre for Entrepreneurship .

All INOV290 Occurrences

  • INOV290-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023