• Class Number 6070
  • Term Code 3160
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Camilo Potocnjak Oxman
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 26/07/2021
  • Class End Date 29/10/2021
  • Census Date 14/09/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
SELT Survey Results

This course gives participants an opportunity to further research and develop their knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation, to apply and integrate it with their future careers, extending them through a self-directed study project that has personal impact for them. Participants undertake a project either individually or in small teams of up to three under the supervision of a faculty supervisor. There are several different kinds of projects that can be undertaken in this course:
(1) A substantial corporate innovation initiative developed for and in collaboration with the participant’s present organization
(2) The design, development and validation of a new venture proposal, including social ventures, to be presented by the participant in a pitch for resources to the local entrepreneurship ecosystem
(3) The design, validation and feasibility scoping of an innovative and sustainable solution to a serious social, urban or environmental challenge, to be presented by the participant to one or more relevant external agencies of government
(4) A substantial piece of research on policies, programs and infrastructure to enable greater participation in, and better quality outcomes from entrepreneurship and innovation activities across the economy generally
(5) Other kinds of projects may be considered, subject to approval by the course convenor.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this  course, participants will be able to: 

  1. Analyse E&I challenges and opportunities in the context of the candidate’s own career
  2. Apply tools and frameworks presented in the E&I specialisation to real innovation challenges and/or new venture opportunities of high personal salience
  3. Integrate knowledge and critical skills in the assessment of either (a) a new venture, or (b) a workplace innovation initiative, or (c) research and recommendations for policies and programs to enhance E&I activity across the economy, or (d) an integrative research project focusing on a particular application of E&I
  4. Create an applied response to an innovation and/or new venture opportunity based on critical analysis and research
  5. Develop a personal agenda for integrating E&I thinking into the candidate’s future career 

Research-Led Teaching

MGMT8020 is an applied course aimed at supporting students in the development of a self-directed entrepreneurship or innovation project. While there are no formal lectures or tutorials, students and the course convenor will meet during the assigned seminar time each week to work and review progress on their projects. These meetings will include hands-on workshop activities, progress updates, and feedback sessions to assist in the development and completion of the assessment tasks.

Field Trips

There are no field trips in this course.

Additional Course Costs

There are no additional class costs expected in this course.

Examination Material or equipment

There are no examinations for this course.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Introduction to the course / Workshop I: Identifying Opportunities Hands-on activity aimed at helping students select their project for the course.
2 Progress Review Meeting to review the projects that have been selected, providing guidance on how these could be further developed before the following workshop.
3 Workshop II: Prototyping Ideas Hands-on activity aimed at helping students identify how their intended project will deliver value to its intended stakeholders, including a preliminary identification of how it will be communicated, delivered, and any relevant resources required.
4 Progress Review Meeting to obtain final feedback on the project before submission of Assessment Task I. Assessment Task I: Project Scope - 9pm, Friday 20th of August.
5 Consultation Meeting to obtain feedback on Assessment Task I and guidance on any necessary actions to undertake before the following workshop.
6 Workshop III: Business Modelling Hands-on activity aimed to assist in the development of a business model for the project, recognising costs and revenue streams for its intended offerings and benefits.
7 Progress Review Meeting to discuss progress and provide feedback on the project.
8 Project Review Presentations Preliminary presentations aimed at offering students feedback & guidance on additional actions to be undertaken before submitting Assessment II.
9 Workshop IV: Pitching for Resources Hands-on activity aimed at helping students to develop a pitch that highlights the value their venture will deliver to its intended markets as the means to acquire resources from potential funding parties. Assessment II: Project Review - 9pm, Friday 4th of October.
10 Progress Review Meeting to share progress on final presentation, ask questions, and obtain feedback to assist in preparation for Assessment III.
11 Final Presentations Delivery of Assessment III: Project Presentation - Thursday, 21st of October. Slides submitted via Turnitin.
12 Reflection / Course Wrap-up Discussion of presentations, providing feedback for students to incorporate into their final project reports (Assessment IV). Reflection on course experience and future perspectives.

Tutorial Registration

This is an applied research project course. While there are no formal lectures or tutorials, students will meet weekly in the assigned seminar time with the course convenor to discuss, review, and develop their projects.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Project Scope (Individual; 15%) 15 % 20/08/2021 27/08/2021 1,5
Project Review (Individual; 25%) 25 % 04/10/2021 15/10/2021 2,3
Project Presentation (Individual; 10%) 10 % 21/10/2021 28/10/2021 4
Project Report (Individual; 50%) 50 % 05/11/2021 02/12/2021 2,3,4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Due to the practical, project-based nature of the course, participation is highly recommended.


There are no examinations for this course.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 20/08/2021
Return of Assessment: 27/08/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,5

Project Scope (Individual; 15%)

Details of task:

The purpose of this assessment task is to establish the nature and goals of the project to be undertaken by the student during the course.

This should be discussed and agreed upon by both the student and the supervisor before the due date of the task.

Individual assessment or Group task: Individual. If multiple students are working on the same project, it is recommended that each focus on a specific aspect for their individual assessment.


On Friday of Week 4, each student will deliver a brief, 3-5 slide overview (1000-1500 words, excluding references) of the intended project.

This should include:

  1. Brief description of the organisation/venture/problem to be addressed;
  2. Intended outcomes for the project;
  3. Key methods and/or frameworks to be used;
  4. Proposed timeline and key milestones.

Use of practical frameworks from other courses is encouraged, as is the use of diagrams, graphs, and/or images.

Submission date: 9pm, Friday 20th of August via Turnitin.

Due date for return of assessment: 27th of August.

Marking Criteria: See above. A detailed rubric will be made available through the course Wattle site at least two weeks before due date.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 04/10/2021
Return of Assessment: 15/10/2021
Learning Outcomes: 2,3

Project Review (Individual; 25%)

Details of task:

The purpose of this assessment task is to provide critical support, feedback and additional guidance on the student's project to ensure that they can achieve a positive outcome by the end of the course.

Depending on the nature of the project and the supervisor's expert advice, this may lead to changes to intended outcomes and scope of the project.

Individual assessment or Group task: Individual. If multiple students are working on the same project, it is recommended that each focus on a specific aspect for their individual assessment.


This task consists of delivering a draft report containing progress towards the project. This can take the form of either a word document or a set of 10-15 powerpoint slides (2000-2500 words, excluding references). The submitted work should include:

  1. Brief description of the current state of the project;
  2. Key achievements and outcomes so far;
  3. Key concerns, bottlenecks or obstacles encountered;
  4. Updated timeline for project completion.

Although marks will be based on the draft report, during the Week 8 meeting each student will deliver a 10-minute presentation that provides an overview of the current state of their project. This presentation will not be assessed, and is intended as an opportunity for students to receive immediate feedback and guidance that they can incorporate into their project before submission on the following Monday.

Submission date: 9pm, Monday 4th of October via Turnitin.

Due date for return of assessment: 15th of October.

Marking Criteria: See above. 

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 21/10/2021
Return of Assessment: 28/10/2021
Learning Outcomes: 4

Project Presentation (Individual; 10%)

Details of task:

The purpose of this task is to present the project to key stakeholders, with a focus on those who may:

  1. have the capacity to support its implementation;
  2. can provide access to funding; or
  3. can provide access to necessary resources.

It is the students responsibility to engage and coordinate with these stakeholders. Supervisors will support this process with access to any networks that may help with this process.

Individual assessment or Group task: Individual. If multiple students are working on the same project, it is recommended that each focus on a specific aspect for their individual assessment.


During the week 11 seminar, each student will deliver a presentation that explains and highlights the benefits of implementing their project.

This presentation and associated discussion with the audience should take approximately twenty minutes. The presentation will be recorded for purposes of evaluation.

The specific format of the presentation should be decided by the student, with support from the course convenor, based on the nature of the project. Some general aspects to include are:

  1. Overview of the problem/opportunity the project is seeking to address;
  2. Key, measurable benefits that the project's implementation would achieve;
  3. Plan for implementation, highlighting any progress achieved so far; and
  4. Clear case and request for support, be it in terms of resources or funding.

Submission date: 3-6pm, Thursday 21st of October (During class hours). Slides submitted via Turnitin.

Due date for return of assessment: At release of final marks.

Marking Criteria: See above.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 50 %
Due Date: 05/11/2021
Return of Assessment: 02/12/2021
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4

Project Report (Individual; 50%)

Details of task:

This assessment task consists of delivering a finalised report of project, its achievements and opportunities for continuation.

The format and nature of the report will depend on the specific project, and should be discussed and agreed upon with the supervisor early in the process.

Individual assessment or Group task: Individual. If multiple students are working on the same project, it is recommended that each focus on a specific aspect for their individual assessment.


On Friday of Week 11, each student will deliver their final report. This report should be between 15-20 pages, combining text with diagrams, charts, and images to describe the project (3500-5000 words excluding references).

While the exact structure and format of the report will depend on the nature of each student's project, in general terms, it should address the following:

  1. Brief introduction to the project, including overview of the organisation or problem it is addressing;
  2. Description of the project's audience and intended benefits;
  3. Background research and overview of tasks completed during the project;
  4. Key outcomes achieved during the project;
  5. Implementation plan, whether in a new or established organisation;
  6. Required resources, highlighting those that have already been obtained;
  7. Areas for improvement or further development.

Submission date: 9pm, Friday 5th of November via Turnitin.

Due date for return of assessment: 27th of October.

Marking Criteria: See above.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

All requests for extensions to assessment in RSM courses must be submitted to the RSM School Office with a completed application form and supporting documentation. The RSM Extension Application Form and further information on this process can be found at https://www.rsm.anu.edu.au/education/education-programs/notices-for-students/extension-application-procedure/

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

All assignments will be marked and where appropriate feedback will be provided either: in class, or in person by appointment with the course lecturer, or via the course Wattle site.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

You are allowed to resubmit your assignments before the specific deadlines where specified for each assessment item.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
Camilo Potocnjak Oxman

Research Interests

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Design Thinking, Design Fiction, Value Co-creation

Camilo Potocnjak Oxman

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