Credit points: 15

Subject outline

As a foundation subject, Critical Skills for Success begins by examining the knowledge and skills critical to succeed in your career, business and society. You will learn to develop the skills to successfully undertake your MBA program. Through industry guest presenters and workshop activities you will explore contemporary capabilities identified by industry leaders.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorN/A

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in LMMBA or HZMBHA or LMMBAH or LMMBAA or LZFABA or LMPAB or LMAFMB or LMPMB to do this subject


Incompatible subjectsBUO5PSD

Equivalent subjectsBUO5PSD

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


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 - 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. Discuss changes in the industry environment and interpersonal skills essential to adapt to the changing world of work.
02. Explore and assess personal and professional knowledge, skills and capabilities required to lead contemporary organisations.
03. Research and produce academic and business writing in an appropriate style.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2020, Semester 1, Night


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeraldine Kennett

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h seminar per week on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Reflection and Presentation (equivalent to 2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO3
Written Individual Assessment (2000 words) Determining personal and professional capabilitiesN/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2
Written Individual Assessment (1500 words) Academic writing related to the disciplineN/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3