• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Management
  • Areas of interest Management
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Autumn Session 2017
    Winter Session 2017
    Second Semester 2017
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Entrepreneurship and New Venture Planning introduces participants to the process of identifying new business opportunities, researching and developing a business concept and analysing the resources and strategies necessary to implement it. The course draws on all of the core disciplines of management – concept design, business model innovation, marketing, financing, organisational development and strategy. Developing a new venture concept thus provides a vehicle for integrating participants’ learning across the business disciplines. The course is delivered by means of lectures, workshops and experiential learning in which participants take on the role of new venture proponents.  At the end of the course, participants present their business concepts to an examiners’ panel – representing hypothetical investors or other stakeholders. Participant teams are actively mentored by the course lecturer and are encouraged to participate in additional extension activities across the ACT’s new venture development networks.

Learning Outcomes

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

By the end of this course students should: understand the theoretical frameworks and concepts which have been developed to exmplain entrepreneurial behaviour; learn to identify the characteristics of entrepreneurial people who operate in small and large organisations; gain practice at using various techniques for creating business oppurtunities; know how to prepare and present a business plan for a new venture; understand the sources of finance for new ventures and the ways large corporations and financial firms evaluate business plans and proposals for new ventures

Other Information

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

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Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Research School of Management to request a permission code to enrol in this course.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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
2017 $3852
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $5130
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Taught in China in the Chinese Language
5438 01 Apr 2017 07 Apr 2017 07 Apr 2017 30 Apr 2017 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Taught in China in the Chinese Language
6595 25 Sep 2017 29 Sep 2017 29 Sep 2017 15 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8723 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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