BUSM 3025 Incubator 5: Operational Aspects of Entrepreneurship

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301170

Coordinator Anton Bogdanovych Opens in new window

Description Planning is an important part of setting up a start-up business. This would require investigating into setting goals, figuring out how to track progress, what to do when things don't go to plan and also to communicate your business concept to others, such as potential investors. This unit aims to develop the skills and knowledge required for making a business plan for the start-up organisation through a number of theoretical topics, such as: developing marketing and operational plans, staffing and management. At the completion of this unit, students will have developed a viable business plan for their start-up. NOTE: This unit is offered at the Werrington Campus "Launch Pad".

School Computer, Data & Math Sciences

Discipline Business Management

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Identify the various resource requirements for a start-up operation
  2. Apply agile product management
  3. Use appropriate examples to demonstrate the cycle of iterative, incremental development and continual improvement
  4. Appreciate the human resources (HR) and staffing needs of a start-up operation
  5. Develop short-mid-term business plan
  6. Apply individual�fs skills and knowledge in a collaborative and effective manner to achieve a common goal in a group setting
  7. Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills that appeal to a wide audience

Subject Content

Operational planning for short term, mid-term and long term
Resource allocation
Agile product management
Staffing and management structures
Iterative, incremental development and continual improvement


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Report 1,500 words 30 N Individual
Report 2,000 words 50 N Individual
Presentation 20 mins 20 N Group

Teaching Periods


Parramatta City - Macquarie St


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