Courses & Units

Capstone Venture Project BAA745



This unit is the last in a series of venture project units.  It signifies the culmination of study towards the Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation degree in TSBE. The final project provides the opportunity to apply and extend the entrepreneurial theories and practices learned during the program. It carries 50 Credit Points. Contrary to some of the units studied in the master of entrepreneurship and innovation program, this unit should be undertaken individually. Students are expected to orally and in writing, develop and justify a comprehensive new venture or start-up business plan for their own venture and further their project into expected outcomes (e.g. new product prototypes, IP application and commercialisation of services/processes/systems).

This unit involves a substantive external investigation, literature search and reviews of the background for the chosen idea, obtaining a clear understanding of the new ventures problems that must be overcome, familiarisation with the context and market that new venture should be launched within, initial timeframe for the preparation and launch, evidence of implementation and formulation of effective growth strategies.

A supervisor (academic staff member(s) in the entrepreneurship and/or other relevant areas) will be allocated by the course coordinator to monitor and review student’s progress on the project. The supervisor and the student are to meet regularly every week or every fortnight, as agreed upon. They will also have access to a pool of industry mentors and meet real entrepreneurs. Assessment is evaluated by the supervisors by means of pitch presentation, and submission of a final report.


Unit name Capstone Venture Project
Unit code BAA745
Credit points 50
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Tasmanian School of Business and Economics

Dr Onnida Thongpravati

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

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

LO1Demonstrate a vibrant understanding of the start-up launch problems and associated implementation issues.
LO2Critically analyse and demonstrate detailed background knowledge of the relevant entrepreneurial ecosystem and processes as a basis for developing and launching their own new venture ideas and program of work.
LO3Critically evaluate and apply business theories and practical tools learned throughout the program to propose and implement solutions for the new venture to be launched.
LO4Create, communicate, and justify a new venture business plan to a professional and diverse audience with different cultural backgrounds.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $5,577.00 2020: $14,180.00 080301

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Teaching Pattern

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Report (75%), Presentation (25%)

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