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Making it Real: Operations and Project Management for Scale (BUS353)

Organisational Unit Business
Credit Points 3
Description Operations and Project Management (OPM) is the engine room of an entrepreneur's strategy. It creates the value from which income is derived while controlling the cost of creating that value. Students will be introduced to a variety of topics, including integrated operation and project management, approaches to scale and internationalision of business ventures . Students will develop skills in Project Management and will apply ideation tools to structure and plan projects for effective OPM.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students should be able to: 1. Illustratethe key components of Operations and Project Management 2. Outline the ways to scale their business venture. 3. Construct an initial project management plan for their business venture 4. Apply the tools of project management to stage the development of their business venture's operations
Timetabled Learning Activities 2 Hour Workshop, one per week of the semester
Unit Learning Experiences The learning and teaching approach informing the assessment and activity selection and design in this unit are student-centred, constructivist, and outcome-based (SOLO), featuring predominantly active learning strategies with tasks that are open-ended, authentic, and scaffolded.
The unit uses blended learning which combines learning online with interactive workshops. Using this combination of online and face-to-face learning provides flexibility for all students to learn anytime (24/7), anywhere (with an Internet connection) at a pace that suits their learning style. In this unit students explore concepts online prior to workshops, through videos, audio, websites, simulations, readings, quizzes, blogs and online discussions. Workshops (online or face-to-face) are interactive and use active learning such as; guided instruction (e.g. small group and whole class discussion), role plays, simulations, case studies, scenario-based tasks, problem-based tasks, project-based tasks, presentations and enquiry-based tasks.
Assessment Assessment in this unit is authentic, real-world and relevant; assessments are constructive, sequential and inter-linked; requiring students to use and engage with progressively higher-order cognitive (skill-based) processes; assessments are aligned with the desired learning outcomes; and, provide challenge, interest and motivation to learn. There are three assessments in this unit: 1. Individual Video - 20% (Supervised) 2. Individual Project Plan- 40% (3. Group Presentation - 40%
Prerequisites BUS221 Entrepreneurial Strategy
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Commerce + Entrepreneurship and Innovation [Combined] (BCom)+(BEI) [New in 2019]
Management (BBus) [New in 2019]
Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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