Courses & Units

Venture Project B - Opportunity Analysis BAA614



In Venture Project A, students conducted a situation analysis. 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 further build skills for describing, understanding, and assessing the decisions and practices of new ventures while conducting an opportunity analysis. This project will be oriented in public, private or not-for-profit sector in Tasmania. You will be assigned to a group of students 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 conduct a thorough opportunity analysis and evaluation for the new venture or start-up and outline the main areas for pivoting the definition of the opportunity and for exploiting the opportunity. 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 B - Opportunity Analysis
Unit code BAA614
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management

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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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $3,545.00 080301

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Teaching Pattern

Fortnightly workshop


Online Reflective Journal 10%
Mentor Assessment 15%
Peer Review 15%
Group Presentation 20%
Final Report 40%

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