EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROJECT

BUA5ELP

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject provides students 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.  Students participating in this subject 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.  As such it will enable students to hone their business acumen, critical thinking, enterprise management and responsible leadership, including in respect of developing their 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 StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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

Special conditions This subject can only be taken with the permission of the MBA Director.

Graduate capabilities & 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.

Activities:
Forums and business project.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)

02. Resolve and communicate strategies and actions to address business issues using critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and relevant technology.

Activities:
Business project and presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)

03. Reflect on one's own Experiential Learning Project experience, recognising one's strengths as a responsible business leader and developing strategies for improvement.

Activities:
Workshop and reflection infographic.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Adaptability Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size10

Enrolment information Limited partner organisations for experiential learning projects Subject co-ordinator to manually approve applicants

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeraldine Kennett

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 150.0 hours 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 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via distance education.
"Telephone discussion"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Project Plan (1500 words)15 01
Interim Report: an analytical framework (2500 words)A theoretical framework to be applied to the interim findings.25 01, 02
Enterprise Report and Presentation (5000 words)The outcomes of the project are reported as a consulting report to the host organisation.40 01, 02
Reflective Infographic (1500 words)The intention is to reflect on one's learning from the Experiential Learning Project and identify one's professional development needs.20 01, 03