Offered to students admitted to Year 1 in ALL
Major/Minor ALL
Course Type
Offer in 2023 - 2024 Y N
Course Code ENTR2001
Date2024/07/16 09:56
Enquiry for Course Details
ENTR2001 Professional and leadership development (6 credits) Academic Year 2023
Offering Department Faculty Quota 24
Course Co-ordinator Dr R Law, Faculty < rockylaw@hku.hk >
Teachers Involved (Dr R Law,Faculty of Science)
(Ms J Lloyd,CEDARS)
Course Objectives This course is to provide opportunity for:
1. Students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and be better prepared for entering into any entrepreneurial  
    environment
2. Students to further sharpen their communication skills, such as presentation and pitching of ideas
3. Students to further enhance their networking skills, such as in social events
4. Students to understand how different personalities and working / leadership styles fit into team work
Course Contents & Topics This course aims at increasing students' awareness of some important entrepreneurial skills and providing them with platforms to hone essential skills necessary to succeed as a leader in operating an entrepreneurial venture. One of the course components will also allow students to self-reflect and develop practical sense on how different personalities and work styles can help build leadership capacity as well as foster stronger team collaboration.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

CLO 1 acquire basic knowledge about how different personalities and working / leadership styles fit into team work
CLO 2 gain insight into the fundamentals of starting and operating a business by meeting industry practitioners
CLO 3 sharpen their communication and career preparation skills in CV and cover letter writing, interview, networking, presentation, negotiation, group discussion, case analysis and problem solving
CLO 4 recognize and adapt work style differences to establish stronger relationships at workplace in a startup company
Pre-requisites
(and Co-requisites and
Impermissible combinations)
Any level 1 undergraduate course
Course Status with Related Major/Minor /Professional Core 2U000C00 Course not offered under any Major/Minor/Professional core
2023 Minor in Science Entrepreneurship ( Core/Compulsory )
2022 Minor in Science Entrepreneurship ( Core/Compulsory )
2021 Minor in Science Entrepreneurship ( Core/Compulsory )
2020 Minor in Science Entrepreneurship ( Core/Compulsory )
2019 Minor in Science Entrepreneurship ( Core/Compulsory )
Course to PLO Mapping
Offer in 2023 - 2024 Y        1st sem    Examination No Exam     
Offer in 2024 - 2025 Y
Course Grade Distinction/Pass/Fail
Grade Descriptors
Distinction Demonstrate excellence in applying knowledge to solve problems in the course work. Demonstrate excellence in handling and carrying out the work assigned by teacher(s) and external professional trainer(s). Establishes highly effective collaboration and communication with supervisor(s) and team members in the course. Successfully fulfills the requirements set out in the Course Description regarding attendance, assignments, reports, and evaluation by teacher(s), external trainer(s), etc.
Pass Able to apply knowledge to solve problems in the course work. Successfully handles and carries out the work assigned by teacher(s) and external professional trainers. Establishes effective collaboration and communication with teacher(s) and team members in the course. Successfully fulfills the requirements set out in the Course Description regarding attendance, assignments, reports, and evaluation by teacher(s) and external professional trainer(s), etc.
Fail Very limited or no ability to solve problems in the course work. Fails to handle or carry out the work assigned by teacher(s) and external professional trainer(s). Fails to establish effective collaboration or communication with supervisor(s) and team members. Fails to satisfy the requirements set out in the Course Description regarding attendance, assignments, reports, or evaluation by teacher(s) and external professional trainer(s), etc.
Communication-intensive Course N
Course Type Lecture-based course
Course Teaching
& Learning Activities
Activities Details No. of Hours
Lectures 37
Project work 43
Tutorials 12
Reading / Self study 42
Assessment Methods
and Weighting
Methods Details Weighting in final
course grade (%)
Assessment Methods
to CLO Mapping
Assignments Include in class and home assignments 40 CLO 1,2,3,4
Essay Experiential learning activities and reflective journal 10 CLO 1,2,3,4
Project reports Include Job Application Review & Mock Interview and Group Presentation 50 CLO 1,2,3,4
Required/recommended reading
and online materials
Business and Administrative Communication by Kitty Locker and Donna Kienzler Organizational Behavior by Stephen P. Robbins and Timothy A. Judge Group Dynamics by Donelson R. Forsyth Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds by Carmine Gallo All-time essentials for entrepreneurs,100 things to know and do to make your idea happen, by Jonathan Yates Entrepreneur's Handbook, everything you need to know to launch and grow your new business, by Harvard Business Review New Venture Creation, a framework for entrepreneurial start-ups, by Paul Burns Value Proposition Design, by Alex Osterwalder , Yves Pigneur, Greg Bernarda, Alan Smith The new rational manager : an updated edition for a new world / Charles H Kepner, Benjamin B. Tregoe.
Course Website NIL
Additional Course Information This course is opened up for year 2 students or beyond. However, priority will be given to year 3 students.
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