Courses & Units

Venture Project A - Situation Analysis BAA540



Venture Project A is the first in a series of venture project units in the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. In this unit you will undertake a project (or a set of tasks) with a start-up or a new venture in an existing company, in order to build skills for describing, understanding and assessing the decisions and practices of new ventures. This project will be oriented in the public, private or not-for-profit sector in Tasmania. You will be assigned to a group of students, a start-up or a new venture within an existing company, and a Project Mentor from within the organisation.

For this project, you need to develop and defend a proposal. The report comprises a proposal for the start-up or the new venture with which you have been working. In the proposal you need to analyse the current status of the new venture or start-up and outline the main areas needing improvement. Within the report you need to use both the data you collect from the start-up as well as external data sources (e.g. library databases) and the business management and entrepreneurship literature.


Unit name Venture Project A - Situation Analysis
Unit code BAA540
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)
Discipline Tasmanian School of Business & Economics

Professor Elaine Mosakowski

Teaching staff

Professor Elaine Mosakowski

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2017: $1,324.00 2017: $3,200.00 080301

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Teaching Pattern

Fortnightly workshop


Online Reflective Journal 10%
Workbook 10%
Mentor Assessment 10%
Peer Review 10%
Group Presentation 20%
Final Report 40%

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