Integrative Business Practice - 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
  • Assessment: Case Studies - Group report (40-50%) , Presentation - Group (10-20%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,893.00
Domestic continuing 1,383.00
HECS 1,324.00
International 3,143.00
International continuing 1,633.00

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Integrative Business Practice is the first of the two mandatory capstone units of the undergraduate Bachelor of Business program. In this unit, students will consolidate past learning, with important issues discussed earlier in the program being revisited in cross-disciplinary contexts. We will, however, give you reading materials relevant to specific problems you will work on in class. These will form the basis for in-class tests that will demonstrate your preparation and understanding. By revisiting the unit material you have studied throughout your degree through scenarios and exercises, encouraging self-reflection, and providing feedback, the unit will hone your skills and give you the confidence to apply your learning holistically to business problems. Thus the unit will prepare you to execute a client-based project in Industry Consulting Project. Taken together, the capstone units, Integrative Business Practice and Industry Consulting Project, will afford you an opportunity to work in multidisciplinary teams, integrate your knowledge, and offer sustainable and creative solutions to business clients. The two units will help you make a transition to the workplace in a global economy where the boundaries between social, for-profit, and non-profit organisations are increasingly blurring.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the unit.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Communicate both verbally and in writing in an appropriate business manner
  2. Research and evaluate in local and global business contexts
  3. Demonstrate analytical, critical, ethical and creative thinking and problem solving in diverse business contexts
  4. Undertake reflective engagement with content material, disciplinary knowledge and personal experiences
  5. Work collaboratively in diverse teams
  6. Self-evaluate through interaction with others and evaluate the performance of group members.
  • Case Studies — Group report (40-50%)
  • Presentation — Group (10-20%)
  • Reflective Task — Individual (20-35%)
  • Test — Individual and Group (10-20%)

This unit is a capstone unit and students should take this unit only if admitted to the Bachelor of Business with Swinburne; students must also have completed 16 units or 200 credit points to enrol.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Understanding how to apply discipline knowledge to a real-world context
2Interpreting and responding to briefs
3Understanding team dynamics, management tools and processes
4Developing an awareness of communications issues and stakeholder expectations
5Developing an understanding and awareness of critical and reflective practices
6Appreciating alternative methods of inquiry as applied within the business context
7Developing practical presentation and communication skills
8Developing case solutions that are ethical and sustainable

Each unit offered through OUA provides students with unit information that includes assessment topics and due dates, policy information and contact numbers for university support and academic staff. Study materials will also clearly outline each week's topic, readings, student activities and the format of all assessment.

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  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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