Subject details

After successfully completing this subject, 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. Communicate a range of business arguments appropriate to the audience, through a variety of communication media
  4. Work collaboratively in diverse groups and generate creative solutions that are fit for purpose and be cognisant of the impact of business decisions.
  • Topics

    • Applying discipline knowledge to a real-world context
    • Principles, overviews and discipline issues that relate to the project context
    • Interpreting and responding to project briefs
    • Team dynamics, management tools and processes
    • Communications issues and stakeholder expectations
    • Research methods
    • Critical and reflective practices
    • Documenting project developments and recommendations

Entry Requirements

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)

Special requirements

No special requirements

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

  • Assignment 1 — Individual (15-25%)
  • Assignment 2 — Group (40-60%)
  • Peer Evaluation — Individual (10-15%)
  • Reflective Task — Individual (15-25%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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