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Individual Assignment– Spring 2019
Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation (BUSS1011)
Level: 5 Max.Marks:100 (TO SCALE DOWN TO 40) Duration: 4weeks
Instructions to the Student:
 Submission deadline is on the 9th week of this semester.
 Submit the individual work through the Moodle within the prescribed period.
 Late submission shall be penalized as per MEC policy as mentioned in the MIG.
 Plagiarism policy shall be strictly enforced.
The assessment shall consist of four parts:

Part I. Proposal (to be submitted in Week 4 through Moodle).

10 marks

Part II. The entrepreneurial profile of an Omani entrepreneur and his contribution to society.

60 marks
Part III. Support Systems / Obligatory Requirements. 10 marks
Part IV. The student’s personal view and appreciation of innovation and entrepreneurship. 10 marks
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Part 1. Proposal details are as follows. Please see template as attached in this assessment (10 marks)
a) Brief background of the entrepreneur and his/ her company (maximum of 2 paragraphs).
b) The plan of action as regard to collection of data (the primary and secondary sources of
data).
c) The timeline (e.g. list of activities with projection of completion, from approval of the
entrepreneur to submission of assessment).
d) References, at least 5, in C.U. Harvard References style. References should be a combination
of journals (70%), websites and books.
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Part III. The Profile of an Omani Entrepreneur and His Contributions to Society.

(60 marks)

The student is expected to create a profile of an Omani entrepreneur (only SME entrepreneurs) by

detailing his/her entrepreneurial characteristics/competencies and his/her contributions to society and

the economy. In particular, the student should write the following:

Q1. Introduction. This contains a discussion of who the entrepreneur is and his/her organization
focusing on how the business was started. This discusses in concrete terms the contribution of
entrepreneur and his/her organization to the society and economy of Oman (e.g. employment,
community development). Some statistics in terms of contributions to economic growth can be
mentioned (300 words). (10 marks)
Q2. Profile of the Entrepreneur. The profile shall present the entrepreneurial characteristics / competencies
of the entrepreneur providing solid evidences on each particular characteristics / competency. Real-life
experiences of the entrepreneur should be used as references for evidences. This profiling should use
both the primary (through interview and questionnaire) and secondary sources of data. The student
should write at least ten best characteristics of the entrepreneur based on PEC results. Discussions
should focus on the understanding of the students of the characteristics (both from self and secondary
sources readings, with references); and the solid evidences of this characteristics (1200 words)
(50 marks)
Graph should be inserted in the final report and in the discussion part (not in the appendix). Discussions
should highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the entrepreneur (referring to each characteristic as
either strength or weakness of the entrepreneur); and should mention as well the business related
experiences of the entrepreneur. Maximum 5 marks for each discussion of entrepreneurial characteristic.
There must be citation.
There shall be a deduction of 2 marks from total marks on Q2 without inclusion of the graph.
Note: No mark will be awarded to any discussion that has no reference to PEC results.
Part III. Support Systems / Obligatory Requirements. Discussion should be very specific of the industry to which
the company / organization of the entrepreneur belongs. Pleas
(10 marks)
a. Evaluate the Support Systems available in Oman- Assess two Support Systems on: 1. Kind of ventures
they support; 2. Amount of Money they provide; 3. Other Support Services (e.g. advices, helping with
legal formalities. Training, etc.). Presentation of details should in be table form with discussions. Each
Support System shall take maximum of 2.0 marks, total 4 marks.
One mark is allotted for brief discussion of the industry. Total 5 marks
b. Discuss the Obligatory requirements- Identify and briefly discuss exactly what legal formalities must
be undertaken to set up a new venture. Total 5 marks.
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Part IV. The Student’s Personal View and Appreciation of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
(10 Marks)
The student is expected to:-
1. Write his/her personal entrepreneurial profile of his/her citing, in clear terms, his/her
entrepreneurial strengths and weaknesses. The personal profiling shall be done based on personal
entrepreneurial competency (PEC) scoring sheet. As well, the student should narrate his/her
personal exposures and experiences about business and his / her past and/or present engagements
in creative and innovative undertakings. This should include a discussion on how his/her personal
exposure and experiences has affected his/her appreciation of innovation and entrepreneurship.
(750 words). No mark will be awarded to any discussion that has no reference to PEC results.
[Please note that interview transcript and PEC questionnaire (for both the entrepreneur and self) should
be included as appendices in the final submission].
Summary of Marks:

Part I – Proposal

10 marks

Part II – The Profile of an Omani Entrepreneur and His Contributions to Society.
Part III – Support Systems / Obligatory Requirements
Part IV – The Student’s Personal View and Appreciation of Innovation and
Entrepreneurship

60 marks
10 marks
10 marks

Formatting, referencing, cover page, table of contents
Appendices (Supporting documents / evidences, e.g. PEC (2 sets), interview
transcript, approval form)

5 marks
5 marks

Total

100 marks

Additional Instructions:
1. The student is expected to use both the primary or secondary data for completing the
assignment. Appropriate referencing is required in C.U. Harvard Referencing style).
2. The report should contain:
Cover page This includes the title, names of students, name of the faculty and date of
submission.
Table of Contents
Introduction This discusses the main goal and objectives of the tasks, the main methods and
data used for the task, and a brief description of structure of the report.
Discussion This refers to parts II, III and IV of the tasks as described.
Conclusions / Recommendations
Appendices
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References
3. Student to refer to rubric while writing the assessment.
Rubric CW1
Proposal_IA _Spring 2019.xlsx
Rubric for
CW1_Report_Final_Spring 2019.docx
The report should be done in Word format, font size 12, font style Times New Roman, and text color
black, (colored texts can be used ONLY in the appendices, main body of the report should be black and
white). Only word format is accepted and should be submitted. Submission of other format is not
allowed.
3. Plagiarism Policy. Plagiarized documents, in parts or whole, submitted by the student will
be rejected. However, if the plagiarism is found to be accidental, the student may be advised
to re-submit the work only once within one week from the date of rejection. A penalty of 25%
of the total marks on the specific coursework assessment component will be imposed on the resubmitted work. If the re-submitted work is a lso found to be plagiarized the student will be
awarded a zero mark in the respective assessment. If the work submitted is found to be
intentionally plagiarized to gain an unfair advantage in any form, such work will be automatically
rejected and a mark of zero will be awarded. If the student is found to consistently submit
plagiarized work it will be dealt with seriously and may warrant suspension for a period or
expulsion as maybe recommended by the committee set for the purpose.
4. Feedback Policy: The feedback on group assignment will be provided to student through
Moodle and generic feedback in class within 2 weeks after submission.
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APPROVAL FORM
Name of Student: _____________________________________________________
ID #: ________________________________________________________________
Session / Day / Time: ___________________________________________________
Professor / Signature: __________________________________________________
Name of Entrepreneur: _________________________________________________
Approved by: _________________________________________________________
Approval Date: ________________________________________________________
(This form in 2 copies: 1 copy will be collected by the professor and the other copy to be
inserted as part of appendices of CW1 final copy)
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BUSS 1011 – Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation
Proposal Template for Individual Assignment
Student Name / ID/ Mobile No.
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
Session: ____________________________________________________________________
Professor’s Name: ____________________________________________________________
Brief discussion about the entrepreneur and his / her company (at most 2 paragraphs).
Please provide some background about the entrepreneur and his/her company (approximately 300 words).
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Plan of action to complete the assessment (how data gathering will be conducted, maximum of two
paragraphs).
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Timeline and work breakdown: Provide chart or table to detail activities to be undertaken in completing
assessment. Please indicate the number of days to complete the task, indicating enddate for each task.
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References (at least 5, in CU Harvard Referencing style, this is the last page of the proposal)