EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROJECT

BUA5ELP

2020

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject you will be provided with the opportunity of undertaking an experiential learning project in a real-life business setting, in either the for-profit or not-for-profit sector. You will identify and negotiate an enterprise project with a host organisation. The goal of this subject is to apply theoretical frameworks and skills, studied in the MBA, to an experiential situation. You will be able to hone your business acumen, critical thinking, enterprise management and responsible leadership, including in respect of developing your capabilities to be the future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorGeraldine Kennett

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in the LMMBA, LMMBAA, LMMBAO, HZMBHA, LZFABA, or LMMBAH Completion of 90 credit points and MBA Director's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management

Quota-conditions or rulesBy the order of application to subject coordinator.

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate awareness of the theoretical frameworks and business tools learned in the MBA program, how these frameworks and tools are relevant to an evolving work environment, and their application to a real-life business.
02. Resolve and communicate strategies and actions to address business issues using critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and relevant technology.
03. Reflect on one's own Experiential Learning Project experience, recognising one's strengths as a responsible business leader and developing strategies for improvement.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2020, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size10

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeraldine Kennett

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 150.00 h industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"On-location forums"

Supervisor Consultation Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h supervisor consultation per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Telephone discussion"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Project Plan (1500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1
Interim Report (3000 words) A theoretical framework to be applied to the interim findings.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2
Final Report, Presentation and Reflections (5000 words) The outcomes of the project are reported as a consulting report to the host organisation. The intention is to reflect on one's learning from the Experiential Learning Project and identify one's professional development needs.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

City Campus, 2020, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size10

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeraldine Kennett

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 150.00 h industry based learning-off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"On-location forums"

Supervisor Consultation Week: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h supervisor consultation per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Telephone discussion"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Project Plan (1500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1
Interim Report (3000 words) A theoretical framework to be applied to the interim findings.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2
Final Report, Presentation and Reflections (5000 words) The outcomes of the project are reported as a consulting report to the host organisation. The intention is to reflect on one's learning from the Experiential Learning Project and identify one's professional development needs.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3