• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Management
  • Areas of interest Management
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Christopher Nailer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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Integrated Business Project Part A: Entrepreneurship and New Venture Planning (MGMT7184)

Entrepreneurship and New Venture Planning introduces students to the process of identifying new business opportunities, researching and writing a business plan around those opportunities. The students also make an oral presentation of their business plan to an examiners panel – representing hypothetical investors.  The students also prepare a personal learning report which reviews how the course has added to their understanding of general management issues. The course gives students practice in managing a group project over an extended timeframe and requires them to draw on all of the core disciplines of management – new concept development, marketing, financing, organisational development and strategy. In this way, the course integrates the learning delivered in specialised courses on these and other management disciplines. The course commences with a series of classroom lectures on principals and processes in opportunity identification, entrepreneurship and business planning. The lectures are reinforced with progress workshops where the students review the work they are doing on their plans with a College mentor.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

MGMT7184 is the first part of the two-course capstone sequence for the Master of Business Administration (MBA). The second part is MGMT8242 Integrated Business Project Part B. Upon successful completion of the requirements for these two courses, students will be able to:

  1. apply the skills and knowledge acquired through the MBA to practical management tasks;
  2. develop a comprehensive business plan for a new initiative, whether an entrepreneurial start-up venture or a new business initiative within an established corporation;
  3. work in multidisciplinary, cross-cultural teams, applying critical thinking and problem solving skills to business dilemmas, negotiating, communicating and contributing to the development of a substantial shared project; and,
  4. explain and illustrate the interrelation between external market opportunities, internal capabilities and corporate dynamics.

Other Information

This course is a prerequisite for MGMT8242 - Integrating Business Project (Part B): Application.

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

  •   Group project  (Total 65%)
    • Write-up of team project scope (business concept)  5%
    • Progress report / workshop  5%
    • Complete written draft of group project report (business plan)  5%
    • Final group project report (business plan)  40%
    • Presentation of group project proposal to panel 10%
  • Individual assessment   (Total 35%)
    • Critique of sample business plan  5%
    • Peer feedback on group participation  10%
    • Personal learning report  20%

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3-hour per week plus project team meetings

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must studying Program 6860, 7812 or 7810


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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $3240
2014 $3246
2013 $3240
2012 $3240
2011 $3240
2010 $3240
2009 $3240
2008 $3240
2007 $3240
2006 $3240
2005 $3240
2004 $3240
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3450
2014 $3948
2013 $3942
2012 $3942
2011 $3942
2010 $3942
2009 $3618
2008 $3618
2007 $3618
2006 $3534
2005 $3450
2004 $3450
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7404 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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