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Undergraduate | SWI-BUS30032-2023

Industry Consulting Project

Previously SWI-BUS30009

Study method

100% online


100% online

Entry requirements

Prior study needed


13 weeks

Start dates

  • 28 Aug 2023

Price from


Upfront cost


HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

About this subject

What you'll learn

Student who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Apply business management principles, concepts and theories using problem-solving techniques together with Design Thinking tools to analyse a business problem.

2. Demonstrate the ability to formulate and justify innovative plans/recommendations for achieving client’s project goals.

3. Demonstrate the skills and abilities to critically evaluate their own personal learning and development whilst working on a consulting project.

4. Apply professional communication skills to effectively present innovative solutions using diverse mediums and utilise interpersonal skills to collaborate with others in order to solve business problems

    • Introduction to Consulting
    • Business Strategy Frameworks
    • Information sources and research ethics
    • Empathy as a means to innovate
    • Problem defining and analysis
    • Generating creative ideas to solve the problem
    • Solution development and creative experimentation
    • Testing your creative solutions
    • Evaluating strategic options and refining ideas
    • Developing recommendations
    • Developing Implementation plans
    • Critical reflection
    • How to pitch a brilliant idea?
  • This unit aims to provide students with the experience and skills to work on a real-world problem-solving project by building on Design Thinking, experiential learning and management consulting principles. Students will develop and demonstrate their career-readiness by researching, planning, and developing innovative solutions (e.g. business models and plans/marketing plan/project plan or any other strategic plan for a business/an organisation); exhibiting an ability to assess the risks and opportunities in operationalising the proposed solutions; presenting a high level of competence in comprehension of the innovation process; and communicating that knowledge to others in a collective and multidisciplinary working environment.

  • Assignment, Presentation, Peer Evaluation, Reflection

    • Assignment (15-25%)
    • Report and presentation (40-60%)
    • Review (10-20%)
    • Reflective Portfolio (15-25%)
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Entry requirements

Prior study

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

one of


BUS30024 Advanced Innovative Business Practice OR BUS30010 Integrative Business Practice OR BUS30031 Sustainable Business Practice

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

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