BUSINESS PROJECT

MGT3BP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

University-wide, across-college subject designed to cater for a number of different academic objectives, but all aligned to two prime (academic) outcomes - (1) providing opportunity for a student, approved in writing by Subject Coordinator prior to start of the subject, to complete a written inquiry or research-based business-related project that enhances one or more aspects of their prior discipline-based studies, (2) to orally present their findings or outcomes to a set of one's peers.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJeremy Seward

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 180 Credit Points

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MGT3IMP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Enrolment in this subject depends on staff availability for project supervision, and permission of the Subject Co-ordinator is also required prior to enrolment.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Research and present a correctly structured written report with a solution (or set of solutions) to a community or business weakness or opportunity

Activities:
Through one-to-one supervisor / mentor discussions, and independent community and academic research develop a set of written findings and/or sustainable solutions to (a) present or future local or domestic community or business weaknesses or inadequacies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Research and presenta correctly structured and appropriately supported oral argument with a solution (or set of solutions) to a community or business weakness or opportunity

Activities:
Through one-to-one supervisor / mentor discussions, and independent community and academic research develop a set of orally presented findings and/or sustainable solutions to (a) present or future local or domestic community or business weaknesses or inadequacies
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Research and apply various ethical or moral frameworks to the preparation of a written report, an oral argument and individual decision-making outcomes.

Activities:
Assisted by relevant one-to-one supervisor / mentor discussions, and supported by independent readings and research, generate an environment for a student to apply sustainable ethical principles and practices to set of written and oral business-related outcomes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

04. Engage effective time-management principles and practices to desired individual written or oral outcomes

Activities:
Assisted by relevant one-to-one supervisor / mentor discussions and independent academic research, generate an environment to support a student to achieve desired academic an personal objectives / goals within constraints of sound time management
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

05. Enhance awareness and application of cross-cultural / cross- discipline skills and abilities

Activities:
Through one-to-one supervisor / mentor discussions, supported by relevant independent readings and research, generate an environment for a student to enhance their understanding and application of cross-cultural principles and practices to set of written and oral business-related outcomes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Summer 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeremy Seward

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 02 - 07
Three 0.5 hours independent research per study period on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via blended.
"Students must have a minimum of three 30 minute meetings during the semester (may include tele-comuunication hook-ups, as needed) and does not include any presentation or like contact time as deemed necessary by supervisors / mentors)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project Proposal (900 to 1100 words)word count does not include support materials; must include a reference / citation list. 20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Project Report (2500-3000words) or (2 * 1400 - 1500 words per academic paper)Student have option to undertake one project report or two papers - details are in Subject learning guide. 60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Project Presentation (20 - 30 minutes in length plus a 10 minute question time)Each presentation is to be of 20 - 30 minutes in length plus a 10 minute question time. 20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2015, Summer 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeremy Seward

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 02 - 07
Three 0.5 hours independent research per study period from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via blended.
"Students must have a minimum of three 30 minute meetings during the semester (may include tele-comuunication hook-ups, as needed) and does not include any presentation or like contact time as deemed necessary by supervisors / mentors)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project Proposal (900 to 1100 words)word count does not include support materials; must include a reference / citation list. 20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Project Report (2500-3000words) or (2 * 1400 - 1500 words per academic paper)Student have option to undertake one project report or two papers - details are in Subject learning guide. 60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Project Presentation (20 - 30 minutes in length plus a 10 minute question time)Each presentation is to be of 20 - 30 minutes in length plus a 10 minute question time. 20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2015, Summer 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeremy Seward

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 02 - 07
Three 0.5 hours independent research per study period from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via blended.
"Students must have a minimum of three 30 minute meetings during the semester (may include tele-comuunication hook-ups, as needed) and does not include any presentation or like contact time as deemed necessary by supervisors / mentors)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project Proposal (900 to 1100 words)word count does not include support materials; must include a reference / citation list. 20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Project Report (2500-3000words) or (2 * 1400 - 1500 words per academic paper)Student have option to undertake one project report or two papers - details are in Subject learning guide. 60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Project Presentation (20 - 30 minutes in length plus a 10 minute question time)Each presentation is to be of 20 - 30 minutes in length plus a 10 minute question time. 20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2015, Summer 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeremy Seward

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 02 - 07
Three 0.5 hours independent research per study period from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via blended.
"Students must have a minimum of three 30 minute meetings during the semester (may include tele-comuunication hook-ups, as needed) and does not include any presentation or like contact time as deemed necessary by supervisors / mentors)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project Proposal (900 to 1100 words)word count does not include support materials; must include a reference / citation list. 20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Project Report (2500-3000words) or (2 * 1400 - 1500 words per academic paper)Student have option to undertake one project report or two papers - details are in Subject learning guide. 60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Project Presentation (20 - 30 minutes in length plus a 10 minute question time)Each presentation is to be of 20 - 30 minutes in length plus a 10 minute question time. 20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05