The purpose of this subject is to learn and implement the processes involved in developing a concise and effective business plan that packages up a business opportunity. Relevant users of the document include: the management team, investors and employees. During this process, students will be encouraged to develop realistic yet challenging personal and business visions, embrace innovative strategies for achieving those visions, and develop links with the community through implementation of the plan. In summary, students will work in groups to devise, develop, deliver and document an innovative project.
|Academic unit:||Bond Business School|
|Subject title:||Business Plan Development|
Delivery & attendance
|Attendance and learning activities:||Attendance at all class sessions is expected. Students are expected to notify the instructor of any absences with as much advance notice as possible|
|Prescribed resources:|| |
|[email protected] & Email:||[email protected] is the online learning environment at Bond University and is used to provide access to subject materials, lecture recordings and detailed subject information regarding the subject curriculum, assessment and timing. Both iLearn and the Student Email facility are used to provide important subject notifications. Additionally, official correspondence from the University will be forwarded to students’ Bond email account and must be monitored by the student.|
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Assurance of learning
Assurance of Learning means that universities take responsibility for creating, monitoring and updating curriculum, teaching and assessment so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for employability and/or further study.
At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.
Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Identify and determine what entrepreneurs need to know about the critical driving forces in a new venture success.
- Identify how successful entrepreneurs and investors create, find and differentiate profitable and durable opportunities from other good ideas, and how opportunities evolve over time.
- Evaluate and determine how successful entrepreneurs and investors create and build value for themselves, and others.
- Identify the necessary financial and non-financial resources available for new ventures; identify the criteria used to screen and evaluate proposals, their attractiveness and risk, and how to obtain start-up and early growth capital.
- Determine the critical tasks to be accomplished, the hurdles to be overcome during start-up and early growth, and what has to happen to succeed.
- Identify the future consequences of decisions made by entrepreneurs at each point in time; options that are precluded or preserved; and the nastier minefields and pitfalls to be anticipated, prepared for and responded to.
|Analysis §||Milestones - Weeks 4,6,9||5%||Progressive||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.|
|Oral Presentation §||Business Plan Final Presentation (Group)||10%||Week 11||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.|
|Capstone Project §||Final Written Business Plan (Group)||35%||Week 12||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.|
|Paper-based Examination (Closed)||Final Examination||30%||Final Examination Period||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.|
|Paper-based Examination (Closed)||Mid-semester Examination||20%||Week 6 (Mid-Semester Examination Period)||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.|
Students must pass the individual assessment component in order to pass the subject.
- § Indicates group/teamwork-based assessment
- * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
- C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.
|High Distinction||85-100||Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.|
|Distinction||75-84||Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.|
|Credit||65-74||Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.|
|Pass||50-64||Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.|
|Fail||0-49||Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.|
For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.
Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.
Policy on late submission and extensions
A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.
Policy on plagiarism
University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.
Feedback on assessment
Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.
If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.
Additional subject information
A peer-evaluation system will be used in this subject to help determine the individual marks for all group assessments. As part of the requirements for Business School quality accreditation, the Bond Business School employs an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.
Course and assessment overview, slides
Chapters 1 & 2
Chapters 3 & 5 + Summary (Due in class)
Chapter 9 + Customer Interaction & draft survey (due in class)
Chapter 11 + Slides
Chapter 10+ Financial Plan draft (due in class)
Chapter 10 + slides
Chapter 12 & Slides
35% Business Plans due Friday of Week 12 by 4pm. Electronic copy of your Power Point slides (use handout format, 3 per page). Email electronic version to [email protected]
No class scheduled but I will be available in Office Hours or by appointment. Complete Peer Evaluation on CATME.