Business Plan Development (7045IBA)

This course starts with your idea for a new business venture and ends with a formal business plan and a pitch to potential investors and/or top management team members. Your new venture might be for a commercial (profit-seeking) venture, a social venture, or a hybrid of the two. It could utilise high-technology and have high-growth potential, or alternatively simply provide you with self-employment and a sufficient income. The course considers both causal and effectual planning methods and contingency analysis, since the future demand and costs of your new product or service are subject to considerable uncertainty, and a major purpose of business planning is to learn more about your potential customers and your technology and thus reduce the risk of financial failure. The business plan will outline elements of your marketing plan, production and operations plan, human resources plan, risk management plan, and financial management plan for the new business venture. This course is offered (from 2019): Nathan: Trimester 1; Gold Coast: Trimester 2; Online: Trimester 1 and Trimester 2.

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level


Student contribution band

Band 3

Usually available

Gold Coast Trimester 2Nathan Trimester 1Online Trimester 1Online Trimester 2

Course offerings and timetables


Key dates

Course start date
25 February 2019
Last day to add a course
10 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
24 March 2019
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
28 April 2019

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must enrol in this Class
Class (13296) Closed Weeks 1 - 7, Mid-Trimester Break, 8 - Exam week This is a non-timetabled class. Please refer to the course profile for further information.