Garage Project

Subject MGMT90224 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment:

Total time commitment: 136 hours


Entry to the Master of Entrepreneurship

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Colin Burvill



Subject Overview:

The purpose of this subject is to develop skills of running an entrepreneurial venture in a simulated real-life environment. Teams will be responsible for the running of a small-scale garage project for a full day during the last week of semester 1. Learning will involve putting lean startup and design thinking principles in action. The subject will also teach team development skills in team selection, structure, roles and team norm and process development. Reflexive exercises (such as a design diary) will heighten self-awareness as entrepreneurial decision makers. Students will also acquire skills applying business performance review and critical analysis in a practical setting (using customer insight and pivot activities). It is expected that this will occur on the University of Melbourne Parkville Campus.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Design a pop-up enterprise
  • Implement a pop-up enterprise project
  • Evaluate the enterprise using validation and customer insights
  • Apply the principles of lean start-up
  • 2000 word group pop-up enterprise pitch; 20 minute presentation.(1000 words equivalent per student). Due in Week 6. (20%)
  • Group customer insight report and 10 minute presentation (500 words equivalent per student). Due in Week 8. (20%)
  • Individual design diary of process (1000 words). Due 1 week after pop-up (Exam period). (20%)
  • Group presentation of business performance review, critical analysis of approach and quality of customer feedback. 30 minutes (30%) and 4000 word group report (20%) (2500 words per student equivalent). Due 2 weeks after pop-up (Exam period). (50%)
Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of the prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

High level of development;

  • Develop problem-solving skills through garage project development and
  • Think critically, and organise knowledge, from consideration of the lecture material
  • Develop creative ways of solving unfamiliar problems, through the pop-up experience

Moderate level of development; or

  • Learn to adopt new ideas, from participation in the seminar, observation of other pop-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 the seminar and experience in the pop-up series
Related Course(s): Master of Entrepreneurship

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