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Garage Project (MGMT90224)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMGMT90224
Semester 1
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The purpose of this subject is to develop experience with an entrepreneurial venture in a real-world environment. Student teams will be responsible for designing and building a small-scale project that is capable of trading for at least one full day during semester 1. Learning will involve putting lean start up and design thinking principles into action, including customer insight and validation as well as a simple financial analysis. The subject will also teach team skills including selection, structure, roles, and norm and process development. Reflexive exercises will heighten self-awareness as an entrepreneurial decision maker. Students will also acquire skills applying business performance review and critical analysis using customer insights in a practical setting.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Design, build, and launch a simple enterprise
  • Evaluate an enterprise using customer validation and insights
  • Apply the principles of design thinking and lean start-up.
  • Be able to undertake a simple financial analysis of the proposed enterprise

Generic skills

High level of development:

  • Develop problem-solving skills through prototype project development
  • Think critically, and organise knowledge, from consideration of the material in the readings and discussions
  • Develop creative ways of solving unfamiliar problems, through the prototype experience

Moderate level of development:

  • Learn to adopt new ideas, from participation in the unit and observation of other start-up enterprises
  • Plan effective work schedules, to meet the regular deadlines for submission of assessable work

Some level of development:

  • Present an argument, by reflecting on those presented in class and experience in the prototype project process

Last updated: 19 July 2019