Business Consulting - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 2 , Sess 3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (40%) , Assignment 2 (40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 3,960.00
International 4,210.00

Please note: this unit was previously titled Applied Industry Practice.

This is the designated Work Integrated Learning (WIL) course of the MBA program and includes two modules:
(i) a company project: students conduct an in-company project, as a team; reporting and presenting to managers.
(ii) careers planning: students are provided with a clear understanding of the current and anticipated trends in the global employment market and the skills, attitudes and techniques needed for a successful career and to maintain future employability with lifelong learning and personal development.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understaning of how the application of research will enhance performance through creating relevant solutions to complex career and business problems and opportunities
  • Integrate research and the design of solutions, and apply them to enhance decision making, and to more effectively manage change and innovation.
  • Demonstrate creativity, by exploring, prototyping, analyse, create solutions
  • Resolve issues through consulting and engaging with clients and end users.
  • Assignment 1 (40%)
  • Assignment 2 (40%)
  • Assignment 3 (20%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access — including access to a webcam or other audio and video recording tool or device (such as, a smartphone with audio and video recording capabilities).

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Future career research, the relevance of research to development, literature review basics
2Ethical research design
3Career options for MBA's: Working in different types of environments
4Research philosophy basics
5Working in organisations: Power, influence and self-advocacy
6Project Management methods
7Reflections on progress and pitch
8Progress Milestone Challenge
9Dialogue: Implications of global demographics
10Dealing with contemporary organisational issues that can disrupt your career
11Who are you and what could you be?
12Project presentations to client

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links
  • Wikis

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is a core requirement 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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