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 subject 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 subject, students will have developed a viable business plan for their start-up.

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’s 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
  8. Demonstrate theoretical and practical cyber security challenges related to a business, and ways to overcome these challenges.

Subject Content

  1. Operational planning for short term, mid-term and long term
  2. Resource allocation
  3. Agile product management
  4. Staffing and management structures
  5. Iterative, incremental development and continual improvement

Assessment

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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Report Report (Option 1): 1,500 words OR Applied Project (Option 2): 7 minutes self-reflection video 30 N Group/Individual
Report 2,000 words 50 N Group
Presentation 5 minutes 20 N Group

Teaching Periods

Spring (2023)

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

On-site

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Spring (2024)

Parramatta City - Macquarie St

On-site

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