This unit (BMO7005) focuses on the key knowledge and skills required for successful business consulting. It will synthesise and leverage the competencies you have acquired in your earlier studies, which encompass accounting and finance, marketing, human resources and organisational change management, strategy and data analysis. The unit aims to develop capabilities which will allow you to pursue a career in consulting, or act as an effective internal consultant within an organisation. You will apply knowledge and skills acquired in the previous units of the course to effectively design, research and manage a business consulting project, deliver solutions and present practical recommendations to meet the needs of a real-world client, in an ethical manner. You will be involved in authentic engagement with a client and receive industry feedback, or draw on an industry case study, to address a complex business challenge. You will enhance your research and interpersonal skills, including problem-solving, collaboration, communication, customer-orientation and influencing.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Design an appropriate methodology and framework to address a complex business challenge based on research;  
  2. Critically review and respond to a client project brief in an ethical manner, with attention to sustainability;  
  3. Articulate and defend innovative solutions and recommendations that add value to a client's organisation;  
  4. Exemplify interpersonal skills to collaborate and communicate effectively;  
  5. Exhibit business acumen and professional experience: and,  
  6. Critically reflect on individual development as an effective business consultant/leader.  


Melbourne campuses

Students studying under the VU Block Model.

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Proposal for consulting projects 10%
Report Group consulting report addressing client's business challenge 60%
Presentation Pitching the recommended solutions 30%

Other locations

Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Critical reflection on emotional intelligence and self-determination in relation to a consultancy context 10%
Assignment Investigating an organisational issue 40%
Presentation Pitching the recommended solutions 50%

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