This unit involves working on an applied business project. Students will apply their skills to a contemporary workplace situation, and deliver recommendations in a business setting. Participants in this unit will be expected to apply a managerial perspective.. The unit provides the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge from previous units in the course. The integration of work-based learning and academic learning/research, commonly referred to as Work Integrated Learning (WIL) will allow students to analyse and solve authentic business problems or address real issues faced in organisations. Students will receive feedback on their professional practice.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
BMO7006

Prerequisites

BEO6000 - Data Analysis for Business and

3 other VUBS 12cp Master units

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Determine a business or management problem of suitable scale and scope using knowledge and understanding of management;  
  2. Formulate a plan for and execute independent research, including evaluating and integrating information, business/management literature;  
  3. Critically review alternative approaches to solving the problem from an ethical and sustainable standpoint;  
  4. Articulate and defend innovative solutions and recommendations that address the business problem;  
  5. Exemplify interpersonal skills to collaborate and communicate effectively, orally and in writing; and  
  6. Exhibit collaboration with professional practice that informs research.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Assignment Collaborate on a project brief proposal which identifies and describes a suitable scope applied business project and includes brief literature review 20%
Presentation Group presentation of interim findings, including literature which has been reviewed 30%
Project Written report or article submitted which analyses and assesses the business problem and delivers clear business-like recommendations 50%
Students will collaborate in groups to complete assessments in this unit. In all three assessments, students will be graded on individual contributions as well as the collaborative work of the group overall. Students will be required to document and evidence their individual contributions towards the project brief, which will be assessed and form part of their overall grade. Individual performances in the group presentation will be assessed along with the group's overall performance. The outcomes of peer assessments and regular check-ins with facilitators during the development of the written report will be used to moderate grades.

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