This unit aims to provide students with the skills and tools to manage projects in an entrepreneurial environment. When discussing entrepreneurial environments, the subject considers intrapreneurial (corporate or public sector), large scale innovation, and startup environments. Students will learn about the role of venture funding in project and product development and critically analyse such concepts as MVP (minimum viable product), Agile Project Management, and Expert Leadership and their contribution to project success in an entrepreneurial environment. The unit will critically analyse personal opportunities to develop entrepreneurial activities within the student’s own role.

Teaching Periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Apply critical and advanced knowledge of the role of the project leader in an entrepreneurial or startup environment
  • Critically evaluate the role of interdisciplinary teams and key stakeholders in supporting projects and operations within the entrepreneurial firm
  • Critically analyse how to move a product from ideation to implementation
  • Communicate proficiently and in a professional manner and operate as a leader or member of a team
  • Apply knowledge and understanding to an applied group research project using project management practice within an entrepreneurial context

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
2.00 12 weeks 24
1.00 12 weeks 12
Unspecified Activities
Independent Learning
9.50 12 weeks 114


Type Task Weighting ULO's
Assignment 1Individual 30 - 50% 1,3,4 
Assignment 2Group 25 - 35% 1,3,4,5 
Reflective JournalIndividual 25 - 35% 1,2 


  • Understanding the terms: entrepreneur, intrapreneur and a professional manager. What are their characteristics and traits
  • How a start-up environment differs from corporate innovation
  • The role of the project manager in an entrepreneurial environment
  • The entrepreneurial life cycle and the role project management plays
  • Determinants of a viable entrepreneurial project
  • How to understand and analyse risk in entrepreneurial ventures and during its life cycle
  • Managing and dealing with limited resources
  • Funding sources for entrepreneurial projects

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.