units

MBA5400

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Amanda Pyman

Synopsis

Students will work closely with an academic staff member assisted by a company staff member. They will be guided through the processes of -- proposal preparation; data collection and analysis; project implementation; business planning and project reporting.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate an ability to apply a broad range of knowledge and understanding of key business theories, concepts, tools and techniques in a practical context
  2. demonstrate an ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate a business situation and to develop appropriate recommendations in the form of a consulting report
  3. further enhance communication, inter-personal, problem solving and critical thinking capabilities
  4. develop capabilities to be future generators of sustainable economic, social and environmental value for business.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 100%.

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

72 hours over the semester. This time will be spent on activities that will include scoping the project brief; consultancy skills workshops; discussions with supervisor(s); self-guided and directed reading; library and internet research; gathering and analysing data; in-company time with the host organisation; and writing up findings and recommendations.

Co-requisites

Students must be enrolled in 0028 Master of Business Administration to undertake this unit.