Business Capstone - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment - Capstone Business Simulation (40%) , Case Study - Video Business Case Report (20%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 1,324.00
HECS 1,324.00
International 1,574.00

This unit consolidates and extends interdisciplinary learning within diverse and complex international business contexts. Discipline specific knowledge accumulated throughout undergraduate learning is integrated into a coherent form suitable for sharing and use. Competitive strategies and industry dynamics are emphasised; with a focus on developing students' emerging understandings of Indigenous issues in business. Business acumen is refined by self-directed team engagement with realistic business scenarios. Learners actively interpret, critique and communicate information and decisions justified on established business principles. Information is evaluated within competitive business environments to reach negotiated decisions by collaboration in professionally and/or culturally diverse teams and through individual initiative. Generic critical analysis, problem solving, decision making and creative thinking capabilities are enhanced through a process of simulation, reflection and experiential learning. A professional approach, with appropriate ethical principles, attributes and values informs the transition to employment.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. critically evaluate information to solve problems and make business decisions
  2. demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively to audiences in a business context
  3. work both independently and collaboratively using team processes to achieve agreed business outcomes
  4. incorporate ethical considerations into business decision making
  5. recognise how business and culture intersect for Indigenous populations in different countries.
  • Assignment — Capstone Business Simulation (40%)
  • Case Study — Video Business Case Report (20%)
  • Presentation — Company Presentation (20%)
  • Test — eTests (20%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

This unit is recommended to be completed in the final study period of final year of bachelor degree.

  • Other special requirement — Completed 400 credit points of degree

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction and Overview
2Personal and Team Dynamics
3Governance and Strategy
4Accounting, Finance and Economics
5Marketing, Production and R&D
6Human Resources
7Labour Negotiation and Ethics
9Business Information Systems, Supply Chain and Logistics
10International Business
11Business Sustainability and Resilience
12Company Presentations, Wrap Up and Debrief

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Chat rooms
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Quizzes
  • Resources and Links
  • Simulations

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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