Industry Consulting Project - 2016

Unit summary

BUS30009

  • 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 2016: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Individual (20-30%) , Assignment 2 - Group (40-50%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,305.00
HECS 1,305.00
International 1,555.00

The unit provides an opportunity for students to apply skills and engage in a consulting project for an industry partner. Multidisciplinary teams will work on a live problem solving project from profit or not-for-profit enterprises operating in either private or public sectors.

Teams will work under the guidance of a coach with project specific inputs from the industry client briefs. In the final week, teams will deliver their findings and recommendations to industry partner through an oral presentation and a written report.

The unit aims at facilitating a successful transition from academic learning environment to work environment.

After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply business principles, overviews, discipline issues and knowledge to a real-world context and develop the intellectual independence to be reflective learners
  2. Undertake and evaluate research from a variety of sources in order to make judgements to solve a range of problems that arise in business contexts
  3. Work collaboratively in diverse groups  and generate creative solutions that are fit for purpose and be cognisant of the impact of business decisions
  4. Communicate a range of business arguments appropriate to the audience, through a variety of communication media
  • Assignment 1 — Individual (20-30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Group (40-50%)
  • Peer Evaluation — Group for Individual (10-15%)
  • Reflective Task — Individual (20-30%)

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.

  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Applying discipline knowledge to a real-world context
2Principles, overviews and discipline issues that relate to the project context
3Interpreting and responding to project briefs
4Team dynamics, management tools and processes
5Communications issues and stakeholder expectations
6Research methods
7Critical and reflective practices
8Documenting project developments and recommendations

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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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